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Steven S. BammelSteven S. Bammel


A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (College of Business Administration), Steven S. Bammel worked in Seoul for nearly five years as an employee within the LG Group of South Korea. During that time, he learned about Korean business practices from the inside as the only non-Korean member of a team handling international trade support work for LG International, Corp. Steven also promoted overseas sales for several Korean companies and edited/translated hundreds of documents.

Steven returned to the US in 1999 and founded Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. in mid-2000. During the first several years of building the business, Steven, his wife Myunghee and two children Treasure and Cauvery, shared their time between Irving, Texas and the company’s corporate apartment near Seoul, Korea. Thanks to a perfectionist mindset and deep understanding of the requirements of translation clients, not to mention high-level Korean skills, Steven and his team have successfully handled thousands of Korean translation projects, mainly for US-based companies and agencies, but also for individuals and companies around the world.

Steven attended the Graduate School of Business Administration at Hanyang University to further develop his unique Korean business perspective and to improve his language skills in an immersive Korean learning environment. In February 2011, he was awarded an M.S., Management Strategy, and in February 2020, a Ph.D., Management Strategy.

dongDong-Hyeok Kim

Project Management and Translation

A true world traveler and English-language scholar, Dong-Hyeok Kim holds a B.A. in English Education from the prestigious Korea Foreign Language University in Seoul. Throughout the 1980s, Mr. Kim worked in the Middle East for Daewoo Corp. in their Overseas Business Department, returning to Korea only in 1990. He was employed for four years in Seoul at Litton Korea Corp. (a subsidiary of Litton Industries of the USA, later acquired by Raytheon) in their legal department and then a couple more years in international trading with Yeong-Sang Trading, also in Seoul.

Since entering the translation field in 1997, Dong-Hyeok Kim has positioned his team at the technical end of the market, delivering impeccable translations of the most difficult types of documents, including legal, scientific, engineering and financial, including translations of documents between Korean and languages other than English. Furthermore, he regularly handles patents to be directly submitted to the Korea Intellectual Property Office and the US Patent Office.

With his diverse background, incredible work ethic and unbelievable technical resources, he ensures that every project he manages is delivered on-time with the highest quality.

Steven Bammel

Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven

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