Founder-CEO of Bloominglands. Co., LTD (est. 1993)
Founder of 7Oceans Designs http://www.7oceansdesigns.com
Experienced in furniture production and trading for 35+ years.
Language: Chinese Mandarin (Native), English (Business Level)
Kent Pooh was born & raised in Taipei. Upon graduating, he took his first job at a big trading company & moved to Argentina for work and after several years returned to Taiwan to join the lighting industry. Using his knack of recognising new markets, Kent upon receiving approval to sell the products in the United States, used this to expand the business drastically and this helped the business overcome the stiff competition in the domestic market.
Seeing great potential in Kent’s enterprising nature, a friend suggested he invest in an outdoor furniture company. He was one of the early adopters of PVC piping which was a new material. Recognising certain drawbacks of PVC, Kent quickly zeroed in on steel as the answer and launched a range of steel lined PVC-piped outdoor furniture, tripling the sales to 21 million units in two years.
Driven by innovation, Kent soon recognised the gap in the woven outdoor furniture. While indoor furniture existed, the lacuna in the outdoor market was due to weather & outdoor wear & tear. He soon moved to China, sourced wicker in yarn form to reduce the usual 30% wastage and went on to develop a successful woven outdoor furniture business topping 66 million in US dollar sales and ended up taking 17,000 weavers under his fold. Soon to overcome the obstacles in weaving due to the sub-zero temperatures in China, he travelled to Indonesia, established a team there and expanded his portfolio to include solid wood furniture. This was only the beginning of what was to be a large size business dealing with the a-z of furniture meta-markets.
Kent Pooh has several US patents to his credit and he strives each day for product innovation which translate into furniture that stands out.