Our core team consists of Christian Barmen and Tony Choi. We have been working together for more than eight years in Eyekandi. Tony takes care of the day to day operations of the Xiamen office, while Christian handles project management and Key Account Management from Thailand. Christian is based in Chiang Mai with his family, while Tony lives in Xiamen with his wife and daughter.
Christian speaks mandarin and thai as well as english and norwegian.With experience from many fields of business operations.Lately, my work has been focused around product- and brand development. Sourcing, factory evaluation, branding, negotiations and high level board work.
Tony ChoiManager China Office
Tony speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English. he handles the day to day follow up of factories and is our man at the factories during production. He has sourced most types of products and has now got extensive experience in product development and PO management.
Arjen is highly motivated in innovation, discovering new techniques, combining knowledge to go further and getting things done, I love building things, no matter weather its a new electronics design, or a sample loudspeaker for fun, or a new team to tackle a new task.
Our Argentinian engineer and Chief Sustainability Officer joined us in 2015, after he finished his degrees in China in political economy. An electronics engineer from Argentina and now also very passionate about doing business in a responsible way, Rodrigo is a great addition to the team.Six years in China, with his wife and then later son, gave Rodrigo a first hand knowledge of manufacturing and working in China. Before China, he was working in the trading industry in Chile, so truly a varied and very relevant background for what we are doing.
Mark KasoiIndustrial Engineer
Mark is a Civil Engineer with more than 13 years work experience. He just came home from 10 years working abroad in India and Myanmar to be closer to his family and lives in Chiang Mai with his wife and 5 year old daughter. Mark will be in charge of all mechanical drawings and industrial design for the concept phase in our product development projects.
Tom has 30 years experience in Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction. He has been living and working in China since 2007. He freelances in product design, development and project management from his studio office in Xiamen. Tom has contributed to the success of several Eyekandi products, from project start-up through final testing and quality assurance. Tom makes things, and makes our things better, in China.
Nancy ZuoAssistance to Director
Our always smiling and hard working young lady Nancy is the latest edition to the Eyekandi office in Xiamen. She has been with us for some years now, and she is continuing to improve her skills and knowledge. She can tackle all challenges, from plastic injection mould work, through updating Podio with crucial supply chain information and sourcing. Nancy is always willing to help and she has survived working with our in house engineer extraordinaire Tom over the past year, so she might look cute, but she can handle herself. Nancy has unfortunately for us, but great for her, moved to Tianjin with her new husband.Due to new responsibilities she is no longer able to work for us. We hope she will come back in a few years and we wish her the best of luck!
He is the senior electronics design engineer at our Chinese partner. He is well versed in circuit layout design as well as software development. He can write code and design boards. He is one of the founding members of Ecalling, our Chinese partner through the last 9 years.
Mrs. Apple is our fantastic new purchaser. She has experience from many industries and traveled and worked in USA before. She has an entrepreneurial spirit, and loves to learn. Her main responsibility is monitoring the supply chain and procurement for our clients and our own products. She is by far the most portable of our team and her smile radiates throughout the office.
Terry works for our Chinese partner, and is our QC guy at the electronics assembly house that we use for our production. He steals the heart of many a line worker, and can be trusted to find even the smallest issues in the manufacturing process. He is always working with Tony to improve the processes in manufacturing and spend most of his time at the production line at the manufacturer.
Tom lives and works in the area of Dehua in Fujian Province. He is repsonsible for daily Quality Control and QA at all our ceramics and stoneware productions. Eyekandi has got its own QC at the factories and Tom is the best there is!
Quintijn is a young man from Holland, he specializes in 3D and 2D design, and has lived in China for over a year now. Working in the Ecalling office Quintijn learns more every day and will never stop learning. Other than design Quintijn loves music. One funky guy!
Tina is the administrative heart of Ecalling. She is on the phone from morning until night making sure the wheels of the supply chain are greased. She can be heard two blocks away when a supplier fails to deliver on time. She has many years of experience and is always there to support the management.
Peter is the founder and owner of Ecalling. Ecalling has been Eyekandis partner in China for the last 9 years. Peter is in the process of transforming Ecalling to a world class development partner, and through his work in sustainable processes and employee satisfaction he has grown his company from 5 people to the 20 plus people there now. Always a smile and this former Kung fu master is not to b messed with :-)
Our dear Nid makes sure our office is always looking good. She constantly is running around chasing improvements and developments around our Chiang Mai office. If you see a small yellow truck cycle tooling around in Hang Dong, you can be sure it is Nid on a mission. You can count on Nid to always deliver a funny remark, while tirelessly checking off the next task.
Macarena Bustosfinancial tzar
Macarena is our financial tzar. She keeps track of all the books for our companies and her Chilean background is a force to be reckoned with. She also has her higher education from China, but now resides here in Chiang Mai with her husband, Rodrigo and their son Martin. Doubling as our in house yoga guru, she can stretch anything but the books.
Kitesurfing hacker from Sweden, also known as Swedish People's Part 1 of 2. Mitja is our uber rationalist and will never let you down in a philosophical debate. He runs servers in Africa, developing apps for the iPhone and lately has been involved in our own app developments. He calls himself an lateral integration evangelist.
Here we have our eyes and ears at the end of the assembly line. Devin is in charge of Quality Control and works for our partner, Ecalling. He is at the factories overseeing IQC, and FQC and signs off on the quality of the products we manufacture. He has got several years of experience in quality control.
Our latest addition to our electronics design team is Xiao He aka 'York'. He has experience in circuit design and firmware, he is a true embedded guy. He is a serious guy who won't stop until the job is done.
Tang moocoffee girl
Tang Moo is vital for Eyekandi She keep us healthy with the Bulletproof diet and the tasty bulletproof coffee She also helps around with administrative work supporting Maca and Apple.
Our latest edition to the team and straight out of University is Cindy. Super bright and attentive and she is learning the ropes with Tony. Her daily tasks are among others to monitor supply chains and execute data entry, source products and services, loading inspections and much more.Always ready to help and has already managed to get comfortable in the high phase work environment of the Xiamen office.
We do most of our graphic design in-house through our Master Hoi! Hoi has a bachelor in Humanities from CMU and is our cultural alibi. He is fluent in most of Adobes suite, and can edit and finish videos as well. Skateboarding is the pashion next to his music interests.
Linda ChenEyekandi Staff
Chen is our experienced lady in the office. She is constantly on the phone with the factories following up all the requests and issues discovered. Her main area is the communication and follow up within the supply chains in China. She is hard working and always helpful with a big smile!
StuartPro - Skate
Mr Crook is a legend in the bowl skating world! He is currently affiliated with Eyekandi as a Pro Skater and shares his knowledge and passion for building ramps and park elements for skaters. He studies Thai language and comes and skates and helps us with our skills on the deck! He knows everything about the history of the skateboarding industry and some of the tricks he can pull off on the mini ramp are just to weird to explain!
Our always smiling and hard working young lady Ada is the latest edition to the Eyekandi office in Xiamen. She has been with us for some years now, and she is continuing to improve her skills and knowledge. She can tackle all challenges, from plastic injection mould work, through updating Podio with crucial supply chain information and sourcing.