Prior to establishing Strategic Consulting Japan G.K., Mr. Morris was an Executive Vice President, Advanced Technology at DHR International Japan and a Vice President with a local Japanese executive recruiting firm, where he focused on placing executives in senior management positions in the advanced technology industry within Japan. He was also responsible for mentoring and training consultants with search strategy, presentation skills, and business development.
His search experience has been focused on placing Presidents, General Managers, Directors (Sales and Marketing), Customer Support Directors, Business Development Managers, Operations Managers Government Affairs and Government Relations executives.
Since 2002, Mr. Morris has lectured at Temple University, Tokyo University, Gakushuin University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. He still maintains a relationship with Tokyo Institute of Technology where he continues to lecture several times per year.
Prior to establishing himself in Japan, Mr. Morris worked at LECO Canada for over 13 years in a variety of roles from field service to sales management. At LECO he successfully rebuilt several territories within the analytical instrumentation field. He worked in a variety of industries with a diverse array of technologies including image analysis in medical, TOF MS in research, CHNS in agriculture, food, precious metals, research, and more. Mr. Morris also gained extensive skills developing metallographic technology into the aerospace, automotive and advance technology industries.
In addition he developed deep relationships with leading universities and organizations such as: The National Research Council (NRC), Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada and Environment Canada.
While in Canada, he was a member of the Toronto Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) users group, the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and the International Metallographic Society (IMS).
Mr. Morris studied electronic technology and communication systems at a Canadian Military Academy. He has a strong computer science, material science and advanced technology background.
In his spare time, Mr. Morris is an endurance athlete (marathons, ultras & triathlons), now focused on the marathon. Currently ranked#1 with the "All Japan Marathon Ranking" (4/2021 - 3-2022) with a time of 2:51:11. Additionally, he maintains a black belt and teaching certification in Yoshinkan Aikido. He is a permanent resident of Japan and considers Japan to be his home.