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.

“Exporting continues to be the foundation of our sales growth, and we are honored to receive the “E” Award,” said Dr. Zack Ji, President of GS-Tek. “When we first began exporting in 2009, export sales accounted for 27 percent of our total sales. During the past nine years, export sales grew to nearly 60 percent of our total sales, enabling us to sustain jobs and even expand our work force”

“GS-Tek has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with GS-Tek’s sales into more than 40 international markets. The company’s development of unique product offerings for export markets was also particularly impressive. GS-Tek’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.

GS-Tek is a USA GC column manufacturer located in Newark, DE. GS-Tek offers performance, quality columns and complete stationary phases including packed columns to analytical chemists all over the world. Additionally, GS-Tek provides solution-based analyzers for petroleum, petrochemical, environmental and other industries with its strengths in separations, services and supports. Other products include cost effective syringe filters, chromatographic supplies, solid-phase extraction cartridges, and general lab supplies for all chromatography needs. GS-Tek is conducting international marketing and seeking for distributors and industry collaborations including OEM. For details, visit

U.S. exports of goods and services hit an all-time record of $2.3 trillion in 2013. Nationally, jobs supported by exports reached more than 11 million last year, up 1.6 million since 2009. Launched earlier this month, NEI/Next, a new phase of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, works to boost economic growth and support additional American jobs by assisting more U.S. companies of all sizes in exporting to more markets 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. 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.

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.

A total of 66 U.S. companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year.

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