Power Technology to receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade

Power Technology to receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade


Power Technology to receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade

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 Sep. 26, 2022 – Power Technology announces Governor Asa Hutchinson will be presenting Power Technology with the Innovation & Impact in Manufacturing Exporter Award at the 12th annual Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.  The gala awards dinner, hosted by the Arkansas District Export Council (AR DEC), will start at 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception for the Arkansas business community at the Governor’s Mansion. This is the second time Power Technology has been honored with a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade. 

The Award recognizes the export successes and excellent quality among Arkansas’ manufacturing and agricultural companies actively trading in international markets. Governor Hutchinson and Jonathan Bricker, Chair of AR DEC, will present Power Technology with a trophy and certificate during the awards ceremony. It will be profiled throughout the year as part of the Winners of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade on the ARDEC website and social media. 

“I am excited to thank the Governor for this recognition and am honored to accept a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade on behalf of the company now for a second time,” said Wiliam Burgess, co-CEO of Power Technology.  “At Power Technology, we are dedicated to increasing our export business worldwide to more than 45 countries. We currently have exclusive distribution agreements in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Israel. Our business began on a kitchen table in Central Arkansas and we are proud of how it has grown from that to become a global presence that is still based right here,” he said.

This year, the keynote speakers are Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Commerce Michael Preston.  Roby Brock of Talk Business & Politics will serve as Moderator of a roundtable discussion not only of Arkansas exports, but of all the economic successes of Governor Hutchinson’s past eight years in office. Arkansas PBS will be livestreaming the event and several media outlets will be in attendance. 

The award ceremony will immediately follow the roundtable discussion. These companies have developed innovative approaches to international business, consistently growing market share and expanding their global presence. 

About Power Technology, Inc.
Power Technology, Inc., established in 1969, is a leading manufacturer of lasers for OEM cinema, analytical, biomedical, industrial, semiconductor inspection, defense & security, and machine vision applications. 


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Power Technology