Don Colter

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East West Manufacturing Inc. has named its first chief financial officer more than a decade after its founding in 2001. 

Don Colter will lead the finance and accounting teams for the Atlanta-based provider of contract manufacturing services. 

Companies engage East West to use its network of factories in Asia to produce motors and industrial parts, from injection-molded plastic widgets to forged metals. The idea is to achieve the cost advantages of manufacturing offshore while ensuring the professionalism and quality of an American firm. 

Mr. Colter joins East West from the Atlanta office of SBS Worldwide, a U.K.-based logistics firm, where he was vice president of finance leading U.S. operations. 

East West has more than 4,000 products in its catalog, with a network of partner facilities and joint-venture factories in China and wholly owned factories in Vietnam. The company is in the process of entering the Indian market with an office in Chennai largely focused on metals. 

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