Electric Supply Inc., Tampa, recently won the “E” Award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. George Adams, the company’s CEO, and Ralph Kluesner, international sales manager, recently received the award in Washington, D.C., from Rebecca M. Blank, Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
Electric Supply formed an international sales team in 1998, and this experienced and multi-lingual team serves the needs of power utility companies, electrical and data communications contractors, institutions and industries in more than 34 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
A press release announcing the award said, “Our team feels both honored and humbled to have received the President’s 'E' Award. While exporting brought numerous new and often frustrating challenges, adapting to sell to offshore markets has strengthened Electric Supply. Obviously, our customer mix is much more diversified then when 100% of our customers were in the U.S. Of equal importance, the unique needs of some of our offshore customers have been a catalyst for redefining and expanding our service offerings.”