Hans Bloom started MK Import/Export, Inc. as a new company in 2007 after a long career with Ferro Corporation. In 2009, he founded Huayou International, Inc. to represent Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co. in the ceramics industries outside of China. 2017 saw the merger of the two companies under one roof, Huayou Americas, Inc. as Huayou Cobalt became a direct partner in the business.

Ashley Wolfe started working for MK Import/Export and Huayou International in December of 2014 as an Assistant- Finance and Administration. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2011.

Evan Williams joined the company as the VP of Sales and Marketing in March of 2017. He earned his BA in International Business and Spanish from Rhodes College in 2008. He then spent two years living and teaching in Shenzhen, China before spending six years working in the cobalt business for OMG and Freeport Cobalt.