WALLINGFORD, CT--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker presented Proton OnSite with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC today. The President's "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
"The President's 'E' Award winners are outstanding American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports," said Secretary Pritzker. "By selling Made-in-America goods and services internationally, winners are creating jobs in Connecticut and their local communities. Congratulations to Proton OnSite. Exports are critical to our nation's competitiveness in the global marketplace and solidify our country's economic leadership across the globe."
Proton OnSite is a global leader in the design and manufacture of hydrogen energy and innovative gas solutions. Since 1996, the company has developed and applied hydrogen technology in creative and practical ways that best meets the diverse requirements of its customers. More recently, Proton has expanded product offerings to include nitrogen, air and oxygen generators. Proton OnSite's advanced proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis systems coupled with uncompromising attention to excellence and quality, enables the delivery, installation and support of gas generation units on every continent. For more information visit www.protononsite.com.
Proton OnSite has always valued the role export has played in expanding our business. We will continue to leverage our focus on customer solutions, industry leading innovation, high quality products and attentive service to assure future global growth. - Robert J. Friedland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proton OnSite
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II "E" symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Today, Secretary Pritzker honored 45 U.S. companies with the President's "E" Award for their outstanding work to reduce barriers to foreign markets and to open the door to more trade around the world.
U.S. exports of goods and services hit an all-time record of $2.34 trillion in 2014, accounting for 13.4 percent of U.S. GDP, compared to 7.5 percent 30 years ago. Nationally, jobs supported by exports reached an all-time high last year with more than 11.7 million jobs, up 1.8 million since 2009.
American companies, like Proton OnSite, are nominated for "E" Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. Record years of successive export growth and an applicant's demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports is a significant factor in selecting the overall winners.
For more information about the "E" Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.