Wen Chang is the founder and CEO of two international distribution companies, Duck House, Inc. and Trade Union International, Inc.
Born in Taiwan, the ninth child in a family of ten children, Chang completed his undergraduate education with a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Fu Jen Catholic University. He went on to serve as a second lieutenant in Taiwan’s Marine Corps and as a lecturer in business administration in Fu Jen University’s College of Business.
After marrying in 1976, Chang and his wife Mei Lien came to the U.S. and completed their graduate educations at North Texas State University. They briefly returned to Taiwan before coming back to the U.S. and eventually settling in the nearby city of Diamond Bar in 1987. The Changs helped co-found the Diamond Bar Chinese American Association, Diamond Bar Chinese School, and Evergreen Senior Citizens Club. In 1998, Chang was elected Diamond Bar’s first Chinese American mayor. Chang served the Diamond Bar community as a council member and as mayor for 12 years.
For more than three decades, Trade Union International has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of custom aluminum alloy wheels and automotive and truck accessories to a wide range of clients in the U.S. and global markets. Duck House has been a major distributor of consumer products for sports enthusiasts (product lines include NFL, MLB, U.S. Olympics and U.S. collegiate teams). Chang also founded a development company, High Gate Development Inc., to build two industrial business parks in Southern California’s Inland Empire with 24 warehouses and office buildings for light industrial use between 1997 and 2004. Both Chang and his wife (who has served as vice president of all three companies since their founding) are proud to have established the three companies on Peter Drucker’s key principles of management.
In addition to his undergraduate degree from Fu Jen Catholic University, Chang holds an MBA from North Texas State University (his wife holds a master’s degree in sociology from North Texas State and a PhD in sociology from UCLA). His many awards and distinctions include his selection for Taiwan’s National Specialist Award of International Trade Development, Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year from Cal Poly Pomona, Entrepreneur of the Year from the Inland Valley Economic Development Corporation, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the media education organization Cause Vision 21, among others.
Chang sits on the boards of several organizations and institutions, including the board of Cal Poly Pomona’s University Educational Trust and Western University of Health Science’s Board of Trustees.
Chang joined the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University in 2019.