Author Tom Anthony
Tom Anthony, Screenwriter/Author
- Writer, Businessman, Professor, Army Officer
Tom Anthony studied creative writing at the University of California. He is the author of several novels and screenplays including the Amazon best-seller, Rebels of Mindanao, Sabine, Warsaw Triple Cross and Sarangani Girl.
Anthony has held senior international general management and marketing positions for over 40 years, working for and with U.S. and foreign corporations involved in global manufacturing, operations and marketing.
Anthony holds the BS degree in engineering from the US Military Academy, West Point NY and the MBA in International Business from the University of Akron. Anthony also did doctoral work at the University of Vienna, Austria. He speaks German, having attended the German Military Academy as an exchange cadet, and has good knowledge of Spanish.
Anthony lived in Europe for fifteen years working for Firestone International, first as sales manager for the Eastern Europe and Mediterranean region based in Vienna, and later as Sales Manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, based in London. Reassigned to Akron, Ohio, he was responsible for exports to the Far East and the Western Hemisphere. Anthony was next assigned to Bilbao, Spain, to manage Firestone’s minority interest in its Spanish subsidiary and to develop business strategies for the Middle East and Africa. He was promoted to Director; Marketing, Strategic Planning and Technology Transfer for the Firestone World Group, based in Akron, Ohio. He implemented specific strategies in Korea, Algeria, Peru, Russia and many other countries and served on the Boards of Directors for affiliated multinational corporations.
Working with joint venture partners in the UK and Korea, Anthony personally founded a new tire company and wheel manufacturing facility to supply the US with industrial tires and exported specialty tires worldwide. He remains General Partner for Tendevco, LLC in Tennessee.
Anthony joined Universal Electronics in Cleveland, Ohio, a start-up, technology company, where he was responsible for licensing proprietary electronics technology in Asia. Based in Anaheim, CA and Tokyo, he focused on Japan, Korea, Mexico and China, managing consumer relations with the largest Asian electronics manufacturers.
Concurrently, Anthony spent fourteen years as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business, University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus, teaching the graduate school capstone courses in Strategic Planning and Marketing.
Anthony, a Ranger and combat veteran awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Air Medal among other awards, remains active in community service, working with US Congressmen to appoint candidates to the US Military Academy. He is a Past President of the West Point Alumni of Northern Ohio, where he helped found the Veterans Transition Home, working with the Mayor of Cleveland and is a member of the West Point Societies of the Philippines in Manila and of Orange County in California.
Anthony still splits his time between Southern California and the Philippines with his family.
Copyright 2017 Tom Anthony.