Mid-Atlantic District Export Council

Executive Committee


Mr. Michael J. Ford

Chief Compliance Officer

BDP International

510 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tel: 215-629-8924 |Fax: 215-629-8173

michael.ford@bdpint.com | www.bdpinternational.com

Trade Expertise: Regulatory Compliance, Supply Chain Security, Duty Drawback, Insurance, Customer Education and Logistics Process Analysis/Management, and all topical governmental issues connected with the handling and administration of export and import cargo.

Countries of Expertise: USA


Vice Chair

Ms. Margaret M. Gatti


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20004
Direct: 202-739-5409 | Main: 202-739-3000 | Fax: 202-739-3001
1701 Market Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
Direct: 215-963-5569 | Main: 215-963-5000 | Fax: 215-963-5001

mgatti@morganlewis.com | www.morganlewis.com

Trade Expertise: Customs law. International trade law, International corporate law, International tax law, International transportation law

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global



Ms. Amy L. Sahm

Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group

Fulton Financial Corporation

Fulton Financial Corporation, P.O. Box 4887 | Lancaster, PA 17604
Tel: 717-672-2053



Executive Secretary

Mr. Tony Ceballos


Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center

The Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street Suite 580W | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215-597-6101 | Fax: 215-597-6123

Antonio.Ceballos@trade.gov | http://export.gov/pennsylvania/philadelphia

With offices in major U.S. cities and in more than 70 countries the Commercial Service utilizes its global network of trade specialists to connect U.S. companies with international buyers worldwide providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, trade events and advocacy support.



Mr. Alfred N Basilicato

Founding Partner

USA StrategicVentures, llc

1700 Market Street Suite 1005

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Office: 215 717-9663

Cell: 856 313-4186

E-mail: al.basilicato@gmail.com

Site: www.usastrategicventures.com

Trade Expertise: Market entry strategies, Product development, and Innovative technology

Countries of Expertise: USA, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Australia



Mr. Gary Biehn, Esq.


White and Williams LLP

1800 One Liberty Place

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 215-864-7007

Fax: 215-789-7507

E-mail: biehng@whiteandwilliams.com

Site: www.whiteandwilliams.com

A model of continuity and stability, White and Williams has been in existence for over 100 years and the law firm is built on maintaining a culture that places a premium value on loyalty and integrity. This firm handles civil trials but also very sophisticated business transactions.


Mr. Jeff Briggs

Managing Director of Sales


15 E. Oregon Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19148-4109

Tel: 866-847-8466 ext.9223

Email: jbriggs@ups.com

Site: www.ups.com

Trade Expertise: Streamlining Global Supply Chain, synchronizing the movement of Goods, Information and Funds.

Countries of Expertise: More than 220 countries and territories in which UPS serves.



Ms. Kim Cahill


Center for Global Leadership

Villanova School of Business

Bartley Hall 2059

Tel: 610-519-3906

Fax: 610-519-7623 fax

Email: kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu

Site: www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/leadershipcenter

Trade Expertise: International Business Education

Countries of Expertise: USA



Ms. Linda Mysliwy Conlin


World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia

Two Penn Center, Suite 305

1500 JFK Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 215-586-4243



Trade Expertise: Trade development, Export financing, Export credit insurance programs, public policy

Countries of Expertise: Global



Ms. Rebecca C. Faber

Executive Director

World Trade Center Delaware

702 West Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-656-7905

Fax: 302-656-7956

Email: Rfaber@wtcde.com

Site: www.wtcde.com

The World Trade Center Delaware is a private-sector, non-profit organization helping companies succeed in the international marketplace. The WTC works with importers, exporters, products and services.


Ms. Katie Godfrey

Kestrel Senior Global Account Executive

Nielsen Kellerman

21 Creek Circle Boothwyn, PA 19061 USA

Tel: 610-447-1555 ext 220

Fax: 610-447-1577 fax

Email: kgodfrey@nkhome.com

Nielsen-Kellerman Company designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications including: Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters and NK electronics for rowing and padding.


Mr. Jeffrey P. Gossner

Director, Business Development


Office: 215-464-8550 ext 224

Cell: 215-990-3004

Email: Jgossner@dvirc.org

Site: www.dvirc.org

Market Entry Strategies, Sales & Distribution Channels, Strategic Planning (and Export Strategy Planning & Development), National ExporTech Facilitator, and International Business Education.

Mr. Elliot Levin

Senior Vice President

Pathfinder LLC

11 Allison Drive

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Tel:  856-424-7100

Fax:  856-424-6414


Site: www.pathfinderinc.com

Trade Expertise: Exporting of services

Countries of Expertise: Canada, Mexico, Latin and South American region


Mr. Mike Manning


Manning, LLC

123 Lafayette Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ 08033-3309

Tel: 215-636-9026

Fax: 609-841-8577

Email: Mmanning245@Yahoo.com

Trade Expertise: International government, International business, Foreign contracts

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global



Mr. Jason Martineau    

National Sales Manager

Penn Stainless Products, Inc. 

190 Kelly Rd Quakertown Pennsylvania 18951-4208

Tel: 215-536-3053 

Fax: 215-536-3255 

Email: jmartineau@pennstainless.com

Site: www.pennstainless.com

Founded in 1949, Penn Stainless Products, Inc. was originally a fabrication business, trading as Schrader's Stainless. Today, as a full line service center, Penn Stainless Products, Inc. practices on-going system improvements to insure that we supply our customers with the highest level of stainless steel products and in-house processing possible.


Mr. Dominic V. O’Brien

Senior Marketing Representative

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

3460 N. Delaware Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19134

Tel: (215) 426-2600

Fax: 215-928-1488

Email: dobrien@philaport.com

Site: www.philaport.com

Trade Expertise: International marketing, International sales, International public relations, International training, International project management, Government relations, port and transportation

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global



Ms. Nancy Pedrick


W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

551 Paper Mill Road

Newark, DE 19711

Tel: 302-292-4105 (phone)

Email: npedrick@wlgore.com

Site: www.wlgore.com

Gore has built a worldwide reputation for ethics and integrity in its dealings with customers, suppliers, and employees. Gore uses proprietary technologies with the versatile polymer polytetrafluorethylene which has created numerous products for the company.

Ms. Myriam Siftar


MTM LinguaSoft

4705 Pine Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tel: 215-729-6765

Fax: 215-729-1935

Email: siftar@mtmlinguasoft.com

Site: www.mtmlinguasoft.com

Trade Expertise: Language services, website globalization, multicultural communication, Information Technology, e-learning modules and ERP systems

Countries of Expertise: United States, Europe, and Latin America



Mr. Fred Slack
Regional Sales Director, Eastern Europe

Rice Lake Weighing Systems

230 W Coleman, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Tel: +1 715-434-5240

Email: FSlack@RiceLake.com

Site: www.ricelake.com

Trade Expertise: Capital equipment export sales, new market business development

Countries of Expertise: Western Hemisphere, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East


Mr. Robert Wilson


York Wire & Cable, Inc.

1124 Roosevelt Ave

York, PA 17404

Tel: 717-843-9083

Fax: 717-843-0760

Email: rwilson@yorkwire.com

Site: www.yorkwire.com

York Wire & Cable, Inc. has developed a reputation for being a world leading supplier of electrical wire and cable by delivering high quality products and superior customer service to clients throughout the world.

Mr. Blair Woodring

Custom Alloys

3 Washington Avenue

High Bridge, NJ 08829

Tel: 908-638-6200

Email: bwoodring@customalloy.us

Site: http://www.customalloy.us/

Trade Expertise: Export licensing regarding commercial nuclear power, missile, and submarine technology

Countries of Expertise: UK, Canada, South Korea, China, Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia



Mr. Joseph A. Zeccardi, Jr.

Senior Vice President, International Banking

PNC Bank

1600 Market Street 19th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 215-704-2412

Fax: 215-585-4689

Email: Joseph.Zeccardi@pnc.com

Site: www.pnc.com

Trade Expertise: Import, Export and Standby Letters of Credit, Document Examination and Processing, Paying and Receiving International Wire Transfers, Foreign Collections and Currency Trading

Countries of Expertise: Global



Mr. Tom Zieser- New Jersey DEC Member


JACE Systems

5 Rockhill Road Suite 2

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Tel: 856-669-6600 x100

Fax 856-669-6606

Email: tzieser@jacesystems.com

Site: www.jacesystems.com

Trade Expertise: International Health Exports

Countries of Expertise: Global


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