U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today presented Amcom Software, Inc., a subsidiary of USA Mobility, Inc. (USMO), with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“Exports continue to be a major component of our sales growth, and we are honored to receive the ‘E’ Award,” said Colin Balmforth, President of Amcom Software. “We have been extremely dedicated to international expansion over the past few years, most notably in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. We’ve experienced strong demand for our solutions from organizations in numerous industries as we help them improve how their mobile staffs communicate during critical situations.”
Amcom Software, located in Eden Prairie, Minn., is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to the healthcare, business, government, education, and hospitality sectors, offering advanced software for secure texting in hospitals, contact center improvement, emergency notification, and clinical alerting.
“I am delighted to be recognizing this year’s Presidential ‘E’ Award winners for their outstanding contributions to U.S. exports and congratulate Amcom Software on its outstanding export achievement,” said Acting Secretary Blank. “It is businesses like Amcom that are strengthening the economies of local communities, creating jobs, and contributing to the worldwide demand for ‘Made in the USA’ goods and services.”
“We are very pleased that Amcom has received this well-deserved recognition for its international sales performance,” said Vincent D. Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of USA Mobility. “While Amcom already enjoys a leading position in the mission-critical communications space in domestic markets, we plan to continue to expand its international reach as an essential part of our corporate strategy for long-term growth.”
U.S. exports hit an all-time record of $2.2 trillion in 2012, and supported nearly 10 million American jobs. President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014 and support an additional 2 million jobs in the United States, is opening new avenues for U.S. exporters through enhanced export assistance and a strengthened trade agenda that is targeting emerging markets and industry sectors across the globe.
President Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. The “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. A total of 57 U.S. companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year.
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award for Exports through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration, which has offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries to help U.S. exporters. Four 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 making the award.
About Amcom Software
Amcom Software connects people to each other and to the data they need. This helps organizations save lives with communications that are faster, more accurate, and more efficient. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Amcom solutions for critical smartphone communications, contact center optimization, emergency management, and clinical workflow improvement. The Company's products are used by leading organizations in healthcare, hospitality, education, business, and government. By continually developing its industry-leading technologies, Amcom Software has steadily grown and solidified its market leadership. For more information, call 800.852.8935 or go to http://www.amcomsoftware.com or find us on Twitter @AmcomSoftware.
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