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Jeff Wimberly, vice president of sales and marketing, Perlick Corporation

Milwaukee-based Perlick Corp. took part in last year’s ExporTech program, and its export strategy has evolved significantly because of it, said Jeff Wimberly, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’ve been doing some international sales for many years, but attending the […]

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Anne Ward, Co-owner, Sales & Quality Manager, Huot Instruments, LLC

“What I liked most about ExporTechTM was the opportunity to learn about exporting from specialists with a range of experience, including bankers, freight forwarders, attorneys and more. In addition, ExporTech featured manufacturers who shared their experience building an export program […]

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Robert N. Reimann, Export Consultant and former Director, Hurd Sudamerica, International Joint Venture

“What the WMEP, Wisconsin Department of Commerce and a handful of ‘new to export’ companies accomplished in a few short sessions at a minimal cost was truly commendable…comprehensive, practical, executable export plans. ExporTechTM is a great example of cultivating relationships […]

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Jeff Oleson, New Business Director, Copps Industries

“ExporTechTM helped our executives see that SMM’s can export profitability in the world economy. The program introduced us to local resources that provided invaluable international expertise. For example, international experts from M&I Bank helped us with understanding the different financing […]

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Matt Morse, CEO/President Prestwick Golf

“I found ExporTech to be an excellent value – the combination of knowledgeable and experienced speakers and international export resources was essential for the development of Prestwicks’ export strategy. ExporTech provided access to a range of resources that our small […]

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Komal Mehta, Board of Directors, Triangle Manufacturing, Oshkosh

“ExporTechTM was very worthwhile for Triangle Manufacturing – it validated what we’d been doing with our export strategy, and we learned about services from the Wisconsin and the US Department of Commerce that will be very helpful as we work […]

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Otto Knottnerus, President of Harvard Corporation

“The ability to get credit checks of potential customers and overseas distributors has been particularly valuable. In addition, I’m planning to go on an upcoming trade mission to meet with potential distributors. This trip will help me assess the both […]

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Lisa Joski, president, Europharma

“The value [in ExporTech™] was really in the networking and the awareness of the options and making connections. While we had international experience and we understood a plan was coming out in the end, we really weren’t aware of all […]

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Timm Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc.

“We’ve wanted to explore exporting for a long time.  Once we committed to ExporTechTM, it provided the impetus and structure that helped us build a viable export development strategy,” said Timm Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for Spee-Dee […]

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Rick Kettler, President and COO, The Wagner Companies

Rick said that ExporTechTM provided the following benefits: “Crystallized our disparate thoughts into a plan which focused particular products into target markets. Gave us a great deal of insight into many of the day to day customer issues we would […]

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