Chairman and CEO
Argosy International Inc.
Paul Marks founded Argosy in 1988, and it is now the leading supplier of advanced composite materials and related supplies to the aerospace and composites industries throughout Asia. The company, with headquarters in New York and facilities located throughout Asia and Europe, manufactures aluminum honeycomb products in China in a joint venture with Xian Aircraft. Argosy distributes both aluminum and aramid honeycomb products to the global marketplace. Argosy also blends aerospace coatings and provides comprehensive logistics services worldwide.
Mr. Marks is chairman of the boards of Argosy International Inc. and its global subsidiaries as well as Argosy’s joint venture, Argosy XAC Composite Materials Ltd., and a member of the board of directors of Argosy Fung Lee Industrial Company, Ltd. Mr. Marks is also a leading member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, where he is co-chairperson of the Chamber’s Export Compliance Working Group. He is a member of SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) and on the board of SAMPE China. Mr. Marks is a board member of the SAMPE Foundation which supports the educational needs of the next generation of material scientists and engineers. Mr. Marks is a founding member of and frequently serves as a session chairman of the “International Forum on Composite Material Applications for Large Commercial Aircraft” sponsored by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Marks is also a trustee of Bates College, a coeducational, nationally ranked and recognized college of the liberal arts and sciences in Lewiston, Maine.
Mr. Marks did graduate work in Asian studies at Columbia University, National Taiwan Political University, and Chinese language studies at Beijing Foreign Language Institute and National Taiwan Normal University. His undergraduate degree is in Chinese history from Bates College. Mr. Marks is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin). He currently resides with his wife in both Shanghai and New York.