ST. CHARLES, Mo., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Masterclock, Inc. with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President's "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. The company was previously recognized as the 2014 Missouri Exporter of the Year by Governor Jay Nixon.
"Masterclock has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The 'E' Awards Committee was very impressed with Masterclock's utilization of trade shows to expand its export-based marketshare. The company's customization of its product line to meet client needs was also particularly notable. Masterclock's achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs," said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.
Masterclock manufactures a variety of equipment designed to keep both facilities and people synchronized with applications ranging from ensuring television studios make smooth programming transitions to providing precise counts for spacecraft launch operations. Customers include top-tier organizations such as NASA, Formula One, Microsoft, Siemens, Facebook, Exxon Mobil, General Electric – the portfolio contains of some of the most prestigious companies in the world and validates Masterclock's ability to successfully meet their demanding requirements.
"Our export success demonstrates that our products are competing and winning in the global marketplace," explained Masterclock President and CEO John Clark. "Performance and value are universal concepts and easily translate across cultures. Our systems combine internationally utilized best practices with American ingenuity and have been deployed by customers in over 100 countries in the last four years. We're grateful for all of the assistance we've received from U.S. Commercial Services in St. Louis and their overseas offices alongside the team at the Missouri Department of Economic Development International Trade Office in identifying international opportunities and ensuring we're well-positioned to pursue and close them."
"Missouri's exports continue to grow because we are sending high-quality products to countries around the globe," Gov. Jay Nixon said. "A prime example of those products made by Missouri small businesses are the world-class precision instruments manufactured in St. Charles by Masterclock, and I was pleased that John Clark and Masterclock participated in the trade mission I led to Western Europe last year as a way to further expand exports. Everyone at Masterclock should be proud of this Presidential recognition of their export leadership and innovation, just as Missourians can be proud that this industry leader calls the Show Me State home."
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II "E" symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Secretary Pritzker honored 123 U.S. companies and groups with the President's "E" Award for their outstanding work to reduce barriers to foreign markets and to open the door to more trade around the world.
Find more information about Masterclock and their systems, visit www.masterclock.com.
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