Resume of

Peter B. Alois

President

Alois Global Trade Strategies, LLC

10 Oak Leaf Lane

West Chester, PA 19382

Mr. Alois retired from the U.S.G. in 2005, creating an export consulting company to promote international business. During his career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of Commerce, he worked on four continents, helping thousands of American firms with targeted marketing, in-country advocacy and customized information. He created and led interagency business teams in American Embassies and Consulates around the world that united the U. S. Departments of Commerce, State, Defense, Treasury and Justice to support American companies, universities and non-profits.

His achievements as a diplomat were highly diverse; they included:

  • persuading NASA to exhibit in its first international fair (in Germany in 1983),
  • launching a preregistration review of IPR data by the Government of Ecuador with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1989),
  • creating one of Commerce’s global industry teams (safety and security equipment, in 2002),
  • leading the first official trade mission of American companies into Iraq (2004), and
  • supporting American universities in recruiting foreign students in Ecuador, Italy, Singapore and Kuwait (1987 to 2005).

Among his civilian awards, he received the Vice President’s “Golden Hammer for Reinventing Government” and also the Director General’s Award for Assistance to Minority Exporters. Peter was qualified in Spanish, German and Italian.

He served three years with the U.S. Army as a Thai Linguist. While in Vietnam in 1970, he worked in civil affairs in economic development and education, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He has a BSFS in International Affairs from Georgetown University (1972), and an MBA in Applied Economics from George Washington University (1979).

In the Philadelphia region, Peter is active with the following:

  • Mid-Atlantic District Export Council – member
  • Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce – U.S. Advisory Board member
  • World Trade Center Delaware - member
  • Delaware County Chamber of Commerce - member
  • West Chester Area School District – member of B.E.S.T.
  • Global Philadelphia Association – Director of the Board
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia – Director of the Board

He is married, has three adult children, one daughter-in-law and a grandson.