The Author - David E. Huntley
About The Author
David is a semi-retired British born businessman and lives with
his French born wife in Dallas Texas. They are both now US
citizens. They have 4 children and five grandchildren.
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David E Huntley was born in London , England . As an engineer he
worked in the UK aircraft industry before moving to Zimbabwe (then
Rhodesia ) in technical management for a major British company.
In 1968 he moved to South Africa where he started a manufacturing
company and a trading company. During this period his Group also
acted as an agent for a major Japanese trading house, C.Itoh
In 1978 Mr. Huntley sold his business interests and moved to the
USA . He formed Huntley Associates(Dallas) Inc., in 1979 to conduct
business as international corporate consultants. These activities
include a division that is engaged in executive recruiting and
contract engineering for hi-tech industry.
The consulting division provides local and overseas clients with
global strategies in international markets and a specialized
educational course, (Project J.A.P.A.N. ), for company executives
and educational institutions, on how to negotiate and do business
with the Japanese.
Huntley Associates(Dallas), Inc., were retained as consultants to one
of Japan 's largest groups, Sumitomo Corporation for fourteen years
in succession. They assisted the company's local U.S. offices to
negotiate distribution, joint ventures and licensing agreements with
American companies whose products had export potential to the
He has been a guest speaker at various forums including a World
Marketing Conference in Houston in 1984. He has been a guest
speaker at the University of Texas in Arlington that hosts the
American Enterprise Institute, and a member of the Speakers
Bureau for the Dallas World Cup '94 Soccer effort.
David Huntley was a co-founder and a member of the original
steering committee of the British-American Commerce Association
of North Texas. He retired from the Board of Directors in 2001 after
serving for 17 years since inception in 1984, in various capacities
including Chairman of the Executive Committee, and as a past
President of the organization.
He was awarded an Honorary Life membership to the organization,
and to its Board of Directors in recognition of his services for the
promotion of British and American business interests in North Texas
and the Dallas/Fort Worth region in particular.
In 2005, Mr Huntley was honored with an
appointment to the American Advisory Board
of The Historical Royal Palaces (HRP) of the
He assists the HRP in identifying American
patrons willing to help the charity in its mission
of the maintenance care, conservation and
presentation to the public of the unoccupied
royal palaces- HM Tower of London, Hampton
Court Palace, Kensington Palace State
Apartments, the Banqueting House at
Whitehall and Kew Palace with Queen
Mr Huntley assisted in bringing the Duke and
Duchess of Gloucester to Dallas for a Gala
Dinner on behalf of Historic Royal Palaces.
In March 2010 he was appointed a Director
of Historic Royal Palaces, Inc., and he
continues to raise awareness of the
charity in the United States through
lectures and fund raising.
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He has also appeared on several occasions as a guest panelist on
Public Television. He was a guest on the nationally syndicated
McCuistion show, where Mr. Huntley was invited to participate in a
discussion on Japanese/American business issues. Other panelists
on the show were senior executives of two major American
corporations together with the Consul-General of Japan and a
professor of Asian business at Southern Methodist University.
His last appearance on the McCuistion Show was June 20th 2004
entitled, "Outsourcing: Lost Jobs or Positive Free Trade?" Fellow
guest panelists included a Senior Economist from the Federal
Reserve Bank, an Executive Council Member of the AFL-CIO from
Mr. Huntley in his capacity as President of the British-American
Commerce Association of North Texas in 1990, organized an
event that brought Mr. John Cleese, the TV and film actor to Dallas
The monetary proceeds of this event were presented by Mr.
Huntley to the Chairman of the World Cup Soccer Dallas '94
Steering Committee, at City Hall in the presence of the then
Mayor, the late Annette Strauss.
This seed money was the first raised by any business organization
in Dallas and helped the city to bid and win as a major host site
and main broadcast center for the 1994 World Cup Soccer.
In 1996 Mr. Huntley was chosen as an expert on
Japanese/American trade negotiations to appear on a panel
(Strategic Alliances) with Marjory Searing , U.S.
Under-Secretary of State for Japan . The panel was part of the
"Sun & Star" three months' business and cultural exchange
program in Texas sponsored by the Japanese government, the
State of Texas and city governments.