Nicola T. (Nick) Arena earned a B.A. degree in Social Sciences from Villanova University in 1970. He worked for several global firms within the automotive aftermarket, fluid power and electrical equipment industry segments for over thirty years. His career started in sales and advanced to sales management, marketing management and general management. His expertise is in marketing channels, lean manufacturing, and international business. This experience led him to open several businesses in Mexico and develop strategic alliances in China. Recently he opened his own consulting firm, assisting Chinese firms desiring to establish sales channels in North America and Europe.
He earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Pembroke where he was the Outstanding MBA Student of the year 2003.