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Michael Barbalas

Michael Barbalas, American manufacturing executive. Executive director Friends of China Foundation, 1991-1995; president American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, China, 2006-2010, Board member/Vice Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 2003-2005, board member, Suzhou University, since 2004, vice chairman, Wuhan Mayor International Advisory Committee, since 2009; Member of American Management Association, American Chemical Society.

Background

  • Barbalas, Michael was born on August 4, 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Peter Barbalas and Eleanor Barbalas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1977. Master of Science in Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Cornell University, New York, 1982.

    Career

    • General manager Andrew Corporation, 1997—2000. Managing director Andrew Telecomm. Company Ltd., Suzhou, China, 2001—2006.

      President Goodrich Corporation, China, since 2010. Group chief Hoffmann-La Roche, 1982—1985. Manager Management Technologies International, 1986—1990.

      Executive director Friends of China Foundations, 1991—1995. President AmCham-China, 2006—2010.

    Membership

    Executive director Friends of China Foundation, 1991-1995. President American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, China, 2006-2010, Board member/Vice Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 2003-2005, board member, Suzhou University, since 2004, vice chairman, Wuhan Mayor International Advisory Committee, since 2009. Member of American Management Association, American Chemical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Lorina Cheng Barbalas, October 10, 1981. Children: Jonathan, David.
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    Born August 4, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • 1979
      Cornell University
    • 1982
      Cornell University
    • 1982 - 1985
      group chief Hoffmann-La Roche
    • 1986 - 1990
      manager, Management Technologies International
    • 1991 - 1995
      executive, director Friends of China Foundations
    • 1997
      General manager, Andrew Corporation
    • 2001 - 2006
      managing director, Andrew Telecomm. Company Limited
      Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, Jiangsu, China
    • 2006 - 2010
      president, AmCham-China
    • 2010
      president, Goodrich Corporation
      China
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