Winston Lau is a consultant with more than 25 years of international corporate executive experience and more than 10 years of international consulting experience in developing leaders who drive organizational performance. His specialty areas include executive leadership development and coaching, team leadership, cross-cultural awareness and change management.
Winston’s strength as a consultant lies in his ability to communicate with great credibility and conviction backed by insights gained from his extensive executive experience. He is able to help individuals to develop leadership competencies and enhance performance by delivering tough messages while offering real-world perspectives. He has worked extensively with clients in manufacturing, distribution, chemical, industrial and consumer products. His clients include Ingersoll Rand Company, Verizon, Lexmark (China), Starcom Mediavest, Rosetta Marketing, Goodyear, Becton Dickinson, ConAgra Foods, Johnson & Johnson and Reed Elsevier.
Prior to his consultant role, Winston was President of the Palnut Company, Industrial Retaining Ring Company and Seeger Inc. where he led the successful consolidation of these companies and the implementation of a business strategy to exploit the various brands and marketing channels for profitability and growth. Before that, he was the President and CEO of Crane Canada Inc. headquartered in Montreal where he successfully reengineered the company to meet the challenges of NAFTA and the severe recession in the early 90’s both in Canada and in the US. Significant changes in culture, strategy and processes were implemented to achieve efficiency and profitability including plant closure, divestiture and acquisition. Before that, he had an extensive and diverse career with Ingersoll Rand Company as Vice President of Distribution, Marketing Manager Asia Pacific, MIS Manager and Manager of Accounting.
Winston holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, with undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Business. He is bilingual in English and Cantonese. Winston is a certified executive coach at the C-level and independent consultant with Korn/Ferry International, an affiliate consultant with Pivot Learning, and an independent consultant with Genesis Advisers. He works extensively in the US, Europe and Asia. He resides in Wyckoff, New Jersey.