Mid-Atlantic District Export Council

Executive Committee


Mr. Michael J. Ford

Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs

BDP International, Inc.

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

Company: For 51 years, BDP International has had a vision to deliver the finest logistics and transportation service experience in the world. BDP offers services helping companies with export and import logistics, trade and security compliance, warehousing distribution and trade and security compliance. Built on best-in-class processes, a global presence and customer-driven visibility systems, BDP conducts 2.4M transactions annually at their 147 offices around the world.


Vice Chair

Ms. Margaret M. Gatti

International Trade and Sanctions Counsel


1100 Cassatt Road

Berwyn, PA 19312
Direct: 484-320-5314 | Main: 610-647-2121

Margaret.gatti@ametek.com | www.ametek.com

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

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global

Company: AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. AMETEK has 18,000 colleagues at more than 150 operating locations, and a global network of sales, service and support locations in 30 countries around the world. The AMETEK Growth Model combines its four growth strategies of Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion, and New Product Development, with a disciplined focus on cash generation and capital deployment. By executing the AMETEK Growth Model, the company seeks to generate shareholder value by doubling earnings per share over the course of each business cycle.



Ms. Amy L. Sahm

Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group

Fulton Financial Corporation

One Penn Square, Suite 1

Lancaster, PA 17602-2853
Tel: 717-672-2053 | Fax: 717.393.7986


Trade Expertise: Export financing, Export credit insurance programs

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global

Company: Fulton Bank is a financial institution committed to improving the lives of its clients for the past 135 years. Throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware regions, Fulton Bank provides personal, small business, and commercial services in addition to offering EXIM & SBA bank services to help local companies export their Made in USA products worldwide.


Executive Secretary

Mr. Tony Ceballos


U.S. Commercial Service, Philadelphia

One Penn Center, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1580

Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215-597-6101 | Fax: 215-597-6123

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

Trade Expertise: Market Entry Strategies, Sales & Distribution Channels, Strategic Planning (and Export Strategy Planning & Development), Regulatory Compliance, Website globalization, Export licensing

Country of Expertise:
USA, Global

Company: Philadelphia’s Commercial Service office of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, connects Pennsylvania and Delaware companies to global markets and buyers of products and services through U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide.



Mr. Alfred N Basilicato

Founding Partner

USA StrategicVentures, LLC

1700 Market Street, Suite 1005

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Direct: 856-313-4186 | Main: 215-717-9663

al.basilicato@gmail.com | www.usastrategicventures.com

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

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

Company: USA StrategicVentures is a veteran owned partnership established to assist business owners and senior managers develop and institute creative solutions to achieve revenue growth, profitability and business expansion. StrategicVentures provides personalized quality domestic and international sales, marketing, profitability and operational consulting services to achieve their clients’ business expansion objectives.



Mr. Gary Biehn, Esq.


White and Williams LLP

1800 One Liberty Place

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 215-864-7007 | Fax: 215-789-7507

biehng@whiteandwilliams.com | www.whiteandwilliams.com

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

Country of Expertise:

Company: A model of continuity and stability, White and Williams LLP is a global-reaching, multi-practice law firm with over 240 lawyers in ten offices. Clients include Fortune 500 and insurance companies, large corporations, and financial institutions as well as mid-market and small businesses, institutions of higher education and individuals. W&W lawyers handle a wide array of complex litigation, regulatory matters and transactions representing clients in both corporate and commercial disputes.


Mr. Jeff Briggs

Managing Director of Sales


15 E. Oregon Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19148-4109

Tel: 866-847-8466 ext.9223

jbriggs@ups.com | 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.

Company: Founded in 1907, UPS is a multi-billion-dollar corporation focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. UPS focuses on shipping and sending mail and packages throughout

the world.



Ms. Kim Cahill


Villanova School of Business Center for Global Leadership

Bartley Hall 2059

54 N Ithan Ave

Villanova, PA 19085

Tel: 610-519-3906 | Fax: 610-519-7623 fax

kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu | www.villanova.edu/business/excellence/leadershipcenter

Trade Expertise: International Business Education

Countries of Expertise: USA

Company: The Center for Global Leadership is dedicated to promoting cross-cultural awareness, ethical international business relationships, and responsible global leadership. They pursue these objectives through educational programs, research, and service and outreach activities. The center is guided by a director, several faculty and staff associates, and overseen by an advisory council. The center retains a strong commitment to its predecessor—the Center for Responsible Leadership and Governance—through its commitment to ethical leadership and global corporate responsibility.



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

lconlin@wtcphila.org | www.wtcphila.org

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

Countries of Expertise: Global

Company: The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia’s mission is to provide world-class portfolio of services that enhance international trade growth within the Greater Philadelphia region, providing one-on-one trade counseling, market research, global trade missions, peer group networking, and connections to 320+ world trade centers in 89 countries.



Ms. Katie Godfrey

Kestrel Senior Global Account Executive

Nielsen Kellerman

21 Creek Circle

Boothwyn, PA 19061

Tel: 610-447-1555 ext. 220 | Fax: 610-447-1577


Trade Expertise: International marketing, International sales

Country of Expertise:
USA, Global

Company: 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. In this niche market, Nielsen Kellerman pays constant attention to the latest incremental development in technology to stay competitive and continue meeting the specialized needs of demanding outdoor customers. Olympic athletes, firefighters, and military professionals are just some of the NK customers who rely on their products for accuracy and durability. Now located in Boothwyn, PA, NK designs here in the US, source all the parts possible in the US, and building here in the US.


Mr. Elliot Levin

Senior Vice President

Pathfinder LLC

11 Allison Drive

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Tel: 856-424-7100 | Fax: 856-424-6414

elevin@pathfinderinc.com | www.pathfinderinc.com

Trade Expertise: Exporting of services

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

Company: Pathfinder, LLC’s mission is to provide companies’ Process Industry Customers with the optimum project management solutions to complex engineering, processing, and construction project situations and organizational needs. Their services include assisting clients with creating the optimum environment for effective project execution.


Mr. Mike Manning


MTM Global Strategies, LLC

123 Lafayette Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ 08033-3309

Tel: 215-636-9026 | Fax: 609-841-8577


Trade Expertise: International government, International business, Foreign contracts

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global

Company: MTM Global Strategies, LLC is a company that utilizes it's over 40 years of international trade expertise to match U S companies with viable overseas contacts in project work related to Homeland and Maritime Security. Currently the company is coordinating projects in Israel, Mexico, Colombia, Vietnam, Brunei. and Brazil. Success in this new field has already been realized in Singapore and Australia. 



Mr. Jason Martineau    

National Sales Manager

Penn Stainless Products, Inc. 

190 Kelly Rd 

Quakertown, PA 18951-4208

Tel: 215-536-3053 | Fax: 215-536-3255 

jmartineau@pennstainless.com | www.pennstainless.com

Trade Expertise: Innovative Technology

Country of Expertise:

Company: 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 ensure 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

PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia

3460 N. Delaware Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19134

Tel: 215-426-2600 | Fax: 215-928-1488

dobrien@philaport.com | 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

Company: The Port of Philadelphia is the 4th largest in the USA, with 104 million tons of cargo transiting the River last year. PRPA facilities are #1 on the Delaware River, with service from the top 3 container lines in the world. A portfolio of export services is available to companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.



Ms. Nancy Pedrick

Corporate Legal Contracts SMG

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

551 Paper Mill Road

Newark, DE 19711

Tel: 302-292-4105

npedrick@wlgore.com | www.wlgore.com

Trade Expertise: Product development, and Innovative technology, Foreign contracts

Country of Expertise:

Company: Gore makes a variety of fluoropolymer products; best known is its breathable, waterproof, and windproof Gore-Tex brand fabric. The company 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

705 S. 50th street

2nd floor

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tel: 215-729-6765 | Fax: 215-729-1935

siftar@mtmlinguasoft.com | 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

Company: MTM LinguaSoft provides professional language translation services in all languages for all types of documents. MTM handles business translations, technical translations and medical and legal translations. MTM proudly serves clients in Manufacturing, Marketing & Advertising, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Information Technology, Tourism & Hospitality, Education & Outreach, and many more.



Mr. Blair Woodring

Director of Sales

Lenape Forged Products Corp.

1334 Lenape Rd

West Chester, PA 19382-689

Tel: 610-793-5090 |Fax: 610-793-3070

bwoodring@lenapeforge.com | http://www.lenapeforgedproducts.com

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

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

Company: Lenape Forged Products Corp. is a diverse and innovative metal forging plant that goes beyond the standard boundaries of forging to create new and better ways of meeting their client's needs. Lenape offers a complete line of standard manways in a wide range of sizes, can handle all forging, heat treating, machining, and testing needs at one location is known worldwide for its custom forged products. From nuclear submarines to missiles, from chemical plants to medical laboratories, from power plants to torpedoes, Lenape products are trusted to endure and deliver in the most hostile environments and difficult conditions for the most demanding customers in the world. Their main markets include power, defense, aerospace, R&D, aluminum, non-ferrous, refinery & pipeline, and autoclaves.



Mr. Tom Zieser


JACE Systems

855 Industrial Hwy. Suite 4

Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Tel: 856-669-6600 ext.100 | Fax 856-669-6606

tzieser@jacesystems.com | www.jacesystems.com

Trade Expertise: International Health Exports

Countries of Expertise: Global

Company: JACE Systems is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of continuous passive motion equipment (CPM) for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery. Our devices enable patients to begin their post-operative rehabilitation immediately after surgery.


Mr. Jerry Vogt

ITAR Compliance Officer, E.O.

Kingsbury, Inc.

10385 Drummond Rd

Philadelphia, PA 19154-3884

Tel: 215-824-4988

gav@kingsbury.com | www.kingsbury.com

Trade Expertise: International marketing, International sales

Country of Expertise:
USA, Global

Company: Kingsbury Inc. is the world leader in designing and manufacturing Hydrodynamic Thrust and Journal Bearings for turbines and other power generation equipment, providing tailored solutions for unique applications. Kingsbury bearings are found in power plants, refineries and major industrial operations the world over. In addition to its core line of flooded, tilting pad hydrodynamic bearings, Kingsbury offers the options of fixed profile geometries, as well as rolling element, specialty bearings. All are designed to enhance equipment performance in machinery for power generation, oil and gas, refineries, marine propulsion systems, and process equipment used for rock crushing, mining, steel making, defense and many others.

Mr. Steven Dreyfus

Managing Director

Dreyfus Global Trade, LLC.

1528 Walnut St, Suite 1600

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: (646) 747.7090 | WhatsApp: +1 (917) 847-5187 | Skype: steven.dreyfus

sdreyfus@dreyfusglobal.com | www.DreyfusGlobal.com

Trade Expertise: Product development, and Innovative technology

Country of Expertise:

Company: Dreyfus Global Trade, LLC. is the factory-appointed exclusive Export Sales Department for a select group of innovative manufacturers of specialized tools and equipment, serving the automotive, heavy duty, industrial, mining and petrochemical markets.

Mr. David Mathe

Delaware Export Director

Global Delaware | State of Delaware

820 N. French Street, 4th Floor

Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-577-8467 | Fax: 302-577-8499

david.mathe@state.de.us | www.delaware.gov

Trade Expertise: Export education, International promotion, International Business Education

Country of Expertise: USA, Global

Company: Global Delaware promotes overseas investment into Delaware, the incorporation of companies in Delaware and the expansion of Delaware business into international markets. Global Delaware provides one-on-one consultations and promotes Delaware businesses through educational services.

Mr. Alan Morgan

General Manager

Hydro Instruments, Inc.

600 Emlen Way
Telford, PA 18969-1772
Tel: 215-799-0980 | Fax: 215-536-4442

alan@hydroinstruments.com | www.hydroinstruments.com

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

Country of Expertise:
USA, Global

Company: Hydro Instruments is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company manufacturing high quality gas chlorinators, gas chlorination systems and chemical metering equipment. Their Hydro gas chlorinators & residual chlorine analyzers have become globally recognized as the most ruggedly designed, highest quality and longest lasting available. The Hydro product line includes: chlorine gas feeders, residual chlorine analyzers and chlorination equipment, ejectors, dichlorination systems, calibration columns and corporation stops for chemical injection.

Mr. Neeraj K. Batta

Vice President and Professional Engineer

Batta Environmental Associates Inc.

6 Garfield Way

Newark, DE 19713-3450

Tel: 302-999-7476 | Fax: 302-999-8320

Email: neeraj@battaenv.com

Profile: www.battaenv.com

Trade Expertise: Exporting services, International business, Foreign contracts

Country of Expertise:
Brazil, China and the Middle East

Company: BATTA is a family owned and operated company with offices in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The company is active internationally with partnerships in Brazil, China and the Middle East. BATTA provides consulting for a range of environment technologies and environmental engineering, specializing in Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, and Geo-Environmental. Their services include chemical exposure testing, health and safety consulting, and on-site investigations for environmental hazards. BATTA has grown into a global brand that provides quality environmental engineering, consulting, and laboratory services to clients ranging from small firms all the way up to fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Carla Stone

Executive Director

World Trade Center Delaware

802 N West Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-656-7905 | Fax: 302-428-0511

cstone@wtcde.com | www.wtcde.com

Trade Expertise: Export assistance, Trade development, Export financing, International Business Education, public policy

Countries of Expertise: USA, Global

Company: The WTC Delaware provides small to mid-sized companies based in Delaware the assistance necessary to expand their business internationally. They provide training programs, job and trade leads, as well as networking opportunities to expand the global presence of Delaware companies in all sectors, including but not limited to agriculture, IT, and legal services.

Mr. Allan Klinge


Klinge Corporation

4075 E. Market Street

York, PA 17402-5123
Tel: 717-840-4500 | Fax: 717-840-4501


Trade Expertise: Trade development, Government and military supply, Government relations

Country of Expertise:
USA, Global

Company: Klinge Corp. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of transport refrigeration equipment and generator sets. They offer customers robust alternatives to standard, mass-produced refrigerated containers which often cannot meet the requirements of harsh environments or stringent testing. Klinge supplies to: the armed forces, government bodies, and AID organizations in addition to chemical and petrochemical companies, offshore oil and gas industries, pharmaceutical industries, seafood and meat processing companies. freight forwarding companies and shipping companies worldwide.

Ms. Nasim Sadr-Fala


Optimal Co.

46 Industrial Blvd.
New Castle, DE 19720-2091

Tel: 1-302-588-6648 | Fax: 302-324-8277

nasim@theoptimalmethod.com | https://theoptimalmethod.com/

Trade Expertise: International sales, International business, Streamlining Global Supply Chain

Country of Expertise:

Company: After 17 years in organizational growth and strategy in the aerospace defense industry we are ready to share our passion by helping others. Our ramp up process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit your turnover, and put you on a solid track to success and profit. Organizational development, quality management systems, and export compliance are key—that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each of you the time and guidance you deserve.  Whether you’re seeking to enhance your team members growth strategy, your quality management system, or fine tune export compliance to grow your business internationally we are the right partner, call us today. Together we’ll create and refine your plan for success. We didn’t get there alone. And neither will you. 

Mr. Christopher Sfedu

Director of International Expansion

Executive Distributors International, Inc.

716 N 24th Street, Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19130-2535

Tel: 215-235-4301 |Fax: 215-536-4442

chris@execdistributors.com | http://execdefense.com

Trade Expertise: International marketing, International sales

Country of Expertise:
Global, USA

Company: EDI-USA is a US-based manufacturer of defense and security equipment used by police forces, military agencies, and private security entities around the world. EDI manufactures strategic protective equipment used in tactical military campaigns, anti-riot and crowd-control operations, domestic police / law enforcement patrolling, penitentiary / correctional facility technologies, and marine and navy sea operations. Currently EDI-USA exports between 500-800 units of body armor to customers each month, in addition to other tactical equipment such as riot gear, boots and accessories. They have grown internationally and currently serve over 45 countries across the globe.

Mr. Victor Tabeling

Manager, Marketing and Sales

Delaware Diamond Knives Inc.

3825 Lancaster Pike

Wilmington, DE 19805-1559

Tel: 302-999-7476 | Fax: 302-999-8320

vic@ddk.com | www.ddk.com

Trade Expertise: Market Entry Strategies, Sales & Distribution Channels

Country of Expertise:
US, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland

Company: Delaware Diamond Knives is focused on using the extraordinary properties of diamond to provide their customers with exceptional solutions to their industrial needs. They are involved in the manufacturing of windows and knives, as well as fiber optics and other aspects of the biotech world. Most of their clients are located in the US, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.

Mr. Chris Stock

Manager, Sales

Zeigler Bros Inc.

400 Gardners Station Road

Gardners, PA 17324-9686

Tel: 717-319-2503 | Fax: 717-677-6826

Chris.stock@zeiglerfeed.com | www.zeiglerfeed.com

Trade Expertise: Market entry strategies, Product development

Country of Expertise:
USA, Global

Company: Zeigler Bros is an animal food producer committed to researching and developing top tier and healthy options for the agriculture sector. The company formulates, manufactures, and exports poultry and livestock feeds. Zeigler Bros is currently trading with over 50 international partners.

Ms. Rachel Carson

President/ CEO

Helicopter Tech, Inc.

452 Swedeland Road

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Tel: 610-272-8090 (204) | Fax: 610-272-9019

rcarson@helicoptertechinc.com | www.helicoptertechinc.com

Trade Expertise: Strategic Planning (and Export Strategy Planning & Development), Port Coordination

Country of Expertise:
Global, USA

Company: Helicopter Tech, Inc. is a woman-owned small business (WOSB), founded in 1995 with a passion to satisfying the needs of our aviation customers by providing the highest quality parts on schedule and meeting budget. HTI offers products ranging from conventional to critical life limited parts. HTI plans, coordinates, directs, controls, and manages the manufacture and delivery of quality aircraft components and parts both domestically and in over 10 overseas markets.

Mr. Adam Say

International Business Development Manager, Sales and Marketing

Defence, Aerospace and Industrial Products

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

1046 New Holland Ave.

Lancaster, PA, 17601

Adam.Say@1-ACT.com | www.1-ACT.com

Trade Expertise: International Marketing, International Sales

Country of Expertise: USA

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is a premier thermal management solutions company. Started in 2003 as an R&D company, ACT has grown into a leading manufacturer of thermal management products for diverse industries and applications. Our thermal management designs and products are now deployed in numerous commercial satellites, military vehicles, medical devices, Primary Calibration equipment, and HVAC systems. 

Mr. Jeffrey P. Gossner

Director, Business Development


2905 Southampton Rd.

Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel (Main): 215-464-8550 ext. 224 | (Direct) 215-990-3004

Jgossner@dvirc.org | www.dvirc.org

Trade Expertise: International sales

Country of Expertise: USA

Company: DVIRC focuses exclusively on the region’s manufacturing community to grow business value through consulting services, talent development, training and education and networking. We believe growing business value improves the standard of living and quality of life for those who live and or work in the region.

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