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Explore and capitalize on new global export opportunities driven by advances in high-tech manufacturing
Scottsdale, AZ • February 16-17, 2017

 

Participating U.S. Commercial Diplomats

Pittsburgh, PA
Houston, TX

Las Vegas, NV

Denver, CO

 

Denvor, CO

 

Martha Butwin has worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce since 1991. Martha started her USDOC career as an Antidumping Compliance Analyst in Washington, DC, and served as an International Trade Specialist in Michigan and West Virginia before arriving at the Denver U.S. Export Assistance Center in 1999. Ms. Butwin’s responsibilities in the Denver USEAC include serving companies in Colorado and Wyoming, working primarily with energy, mining and general equipment manufacturers, service providers and organizations to assist in those companies’ exporting endeavors. Martha has served as the International Trade Administration’s Europe Team Leader and was the organization’s inaugural Energy Team Leader. During her tenure with the U.S. Commercial Service, Ms. Butwin has also benefited from the experience of short-term overseas assignments in Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, and Spain. Martha earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and worked as an engineer at General Dynamics before returning to school to complete her Master of International Management degree at the University of Denver.

Houston, TX

 

Richard Ryan entered public service in 2001 after a career in the private sector. Before assuming the director position in Houston in the summer of 2015, Richard began in the spring of 2010 assisting North Texas U.S. companies in aerospace/defense and energy sectors explore new markets overseas. Prior to returning to Texas, he served as Policy Officer for the Advocacy Center, Liaison for Associations and Trade Promotion, and with the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service’s strategic planning office. Richard began his career in Washington, D.C. as the Policy Officer in the Advocacy Center where Richard guided policy and operations, and he worked with U.S. companies to help them present and defend their capabilities in foreign markets. He integrated the Advocacy Center’s mission to level the playing field for international trade with financing, procurement, and risk mitigation programs offered by the Multilateral Development Banks. Richard’s business career began at IBM. He moved to PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he combined his technical skills in oil and gas production operations with his financial skills to practice international taxation. Richard capitalized on his experience and founded a manufacturing company producing pressure-testing equipment for the energy industry.

Las Vegas, NV

Hector Rodriguez joined the Las Vegas Export Assistance Center team in August 2015 after serving seven years in Washington D.C. Hector’s top industries in Nevada include Mining, Oil & Gas, Environmental Technology, Defense Industries, and the Energy sector. Hector is also the Environmental Technology Global Team Leader for the Department of Commerce with 230 domestic and international team members. The team supports domestic and international trade events specific to the environmental sub-sectors (water, air, waste & recycling). Hector started with the Department of Commerce – Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) unit in 2008. After five years with E&C, Hector transferred into the Industry & Analysis Unit -Trade Missions office (TPP). Hector received his Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2006. Hector is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and learned Guarani – an official indigenous language in Paraguay during his Peace Corps service. Hector now lives in Summerlin, NV with his wife, two daughters age 8 and 4 and two pugs. Originally, Hector was born and raised in sunny southern California.

Pittsburgh, PA

Prior to returning to Pittsburgh as a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service in 2013, Ryan Russell spent nearly 10 years with the U.S. Department of State with assignments in Washington, DC, Vietnam, Germany, and the United Nations in New York City.  Before joining the government, Ryan spent four years as the General Manager and Business Development Director for a small engineering consulting company. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, completed post-graduate work at Albert Ludwigs Universitaet in Freiburg, Germany, and has an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

 

For questions regarding the One-on-One meetings at Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing, please contact the following: 

Contact

Elizabeth Graham
Elizabeth.Graham@trade.gov

(817) 684-5350

 


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