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Zero to Hero in 3 Steps - ExporTechTM Graduates at the Wisconsin International Trade Conference 2012

WMEP

Getting started in exporting can be daunting, especially for smaller manufacturing firms. Hear from three manufacturing executives who have launched export programs:

Rick Kettler
President & Chief Operating Officer, the Wagner Companies
R & B Wagner…


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Getting started in exporting can be daunting, especially for smaller manufacturing firms. Hear from three manufacturing executives who have launched export programs:

Rick Kettler
President & Chief Operating Officer, the Wagner Companies
R & B Wagner is a manufacturer and distributor of architectural handrail, glass support components, handrail systems and industrial metal components. Rick and his team focus on an export expansion strategy for Canada, Australia, Norway, UK, and Germany.

Timm Johnson
Vice President Sales and Marketing, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.
Mr. Johnson developed an export expansion strategy, signing an agreement with a UK firm, allowing Spee-Dee to expand its market into Europe to access significant opportunities for growth.

Anthony Cavalco
Vice President Sales/Marketing, A & A Manufacturing.
A&A developed an export expansion plan in early 2010 in the WMEP ExporTech™ program focusing on the European Union.

Moderator:
Roxanne Baumann
Director of Partnerships & Alliances, WMEP
Roxanne leads WMEP's ExporTech™ program that has served 32 companies statewide since its inception. Ten companies have now been independently surveyed for results and are reporting an overall total impact of almost $10 million. In addition, these companies have created 15 jobs and saved 53 – all as a result of an effective export expansion strategy.

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