SightLine Applications, a developer of embedded video processing solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and other unmanned systems, has announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the company with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.. In total, Secretary Ross honored 48 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“SightLine Applications has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with SightLine Applications’ measurable growth in exports since 2015. The company’s export sales to 34 markets were also particularly notable. SightLine Applications’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.
“Our business development team has worked closely with our network of international agents to ship to over 130 international companies,” said Steve Olson, SightLine Applications, CEO. “The “E” Award demonstrates our expertise serving a wide range of diverse customers all over the world.”
In 2018, U.S. exports were the highest on record with U.S. services at $821.1 billion and U.S. exports of goods reaching $1.7 trillion, demonstrating how American private enterprise can not only survive, but thrive, in the international market.
American companies are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the U.S. 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.