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Presidential E-Award for Exporting Recipients

The President's "E" Award was created by Executive Order of President John F. Kennedy on December 5, 1961, to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports.

Foothill-DeAnza College (2013 E-Award Recipient)

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Pictured from L-R: Kenneth Hyatt, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Gabriela Zelaya, International Trade Specialist, Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center; Judy Miner, President, Foothill - De Anza Community College; Rebecca Blank, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Abaxis (2008 E-Award Recipient)

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Pictured from L-R: The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; Dr. Vladimir E. Ostoich, Ph.D., co-founder, Abaxis Inc.; Francisco Sanchez, Undersecretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce

Export Achievement Award Recipients

The Export Achievement Award recognizes U.S. businesses that have benefited from the export assistance services of the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service to make their first export sale or to open into new foreign markets.

Past winners from the Silicon Valley include:

  • Foothill-DeAnza College (2012)
  • City of San Jose (2011)
  • San Jose State University (2011)
  • SolFocus (2011)
  • Echelon (2011)
  • DeVry University (2011)
  • Sylvan Source (2010)
  • Bay Bio (2009)
  • Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2008)
  • San Mateo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm Bureau and Harbor District (2007)
  • MTR- Membrane Technology and Research (2007)
  • Jazz Pharmaceutical (2007)
  • Propel (2006)
  • Japanese-American Chamber of Commerce (2006)
  • Applied MicroSctructures Inc (2006)
  • Supracor (2005)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (2005)
  • AmEnglish (2004)
  • Raytek (2004)
  • Abaxis (2003)
  • Teddy Bear English (2003)
  • Tiffany Marble Molds (2003)
  • UXL (2003)
  • LaserCard (2003)
  • Surgical Optics (2003)
  • Cenatek Inc (2002)
  • SecuGen (2002)
  • BioMed Diagnostics (2002)
  • MediaSolv (2002)
  • more information and background on each award winner, please see link on right-hand side of the page.

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Export Achievement Awards

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