Erdem is Elected as the New Chairman of the NADEC

National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) board annually elects its new executive committee members. Central-North Florida District Export Council (DEC) chair Dr. Oz Erdem is elected as the new Chairman of the National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) at the annual meeting in Washington, DC for 2018-19.  In his opening remarks at the Annual Export Symposium and DEC Forum which was held on October 2-3, Mr. Erdem reiterated the NADEC’s role in supporting the District Export Councils throughout the U.S. NADEC strives for increasing the awareness and understanding of the importance of exports to the U.S. economy through education, legislative outreach, and engagement with all relevant stakeholders.

               NADEC Chair Oz Erdem with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

HERO FL Receives Presidential “E” Star Award

Our District Export Council member and exporting expert Mr. Carlton Smith, Chief Operating Officer of HERO, accepted the 2018 President’s “E” Star Award for exporting, on behalf of Heavy Equipment Resources of Florida, Inc. (HERO).

Jacksonville-based Heavy Equipment Resources of Florida was one of nine companies nationwide to receive an “E” Star Award, a presidential recognition of excellence in exports, presented by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on May 21.

The “E” Star Award for Exports recognizes previous “E” Awardees who have reported four years of additional export growth.

We thank Carlton Smith and HERO FL for assisting the economy of our region and Florida through their sustained success in exporting!

Secretary Ross Addresses DEC Members at Legislative Summit

Over 90 District Export Council members, Department of Commerce officers, as well as Industry representatives attended 2018 NADEC Legislative Summit to share the recent developments and work on the pressing issues on U.S. foreign trade and exporting. This year’s NADEC Legislative Summit focused on the perspective from the new administration on trade policies as well as outlook on legislative trade policy issues.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross with NADEC Chair Robert Brown and Vice Chair Oz Erdem

Mercury Medical Receives Presidential “E” Award

 

Our District Export Council member and exporting expert Ms. Ivette Compton, Director International Sales of Mercury Medical, accepted the 2018 President’s “E” Award for exporting, on behalf of Mercury Medical.

Clearwater-based Mercury Medical was one of the selected companies nationwide to receive an “E” Award, a presidential recognition of excellence in exports, presented by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on May 21.

The “E” Award for Exports recognizes companies reported four years of export growth.

We thank Ivette Compton and Mercury Medical for assisting the economy of our region and Florida through their sustained success in exporting!