Torrance, CA - January 18, 2011
Scott Ermeti (Vice President of International Business) of Pelican Products, Inc. will join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as one of 24 U.S. companies on a business development mission to India. The delegation will make stops in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to explore export opportunities in India’s expanding industrial sectors of civil-nuclear trade, defense and security, civil aviation, and information and communication technologies. The mission will include senior officials from the Export-Import Bank (EX-IM) and the Trade Development Agency (TDA).
Pelican is the global leader in the design and manufacture of both high-performance case and packaging solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Preferred by professionals who work in extreme conditions specifically aerospace, defense, military, security and public safety, Pelican products are backed by an industry-leading guarantee of excellence. From packaging and protecting UAV’s in Iraq, to safely transporting and storing sensitive avionics, Pelican’s products are trusted to perform in harsh environments time and time again.
“Pelican is committed to strengthening its presence in international markets and bringing quality products and service to its customers across the globe. We welcome the opportunity to participate in this business development mission,” said company CEO Lyndon Faulkner. “Having been recently appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to the Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment, Scott Ermeti, Pelican’s Vice President of International Business, brings with him a fresh perspective and wealth of international business experience that will complement the mission’s efforts,” he added.
The India business development mission will help build on the exporting success U.S. companies had in 2010 – up 17 percent compared to the same period in 2009.
Exports represent a critical part of the economy and are a key component of the Obama administration’s efforts to spur new job creation. One year ago, President Obama outlined his National Export Initiative (NEI), which seeks to double exports by 2015, in support of several million new U.S. jobs. The NEI enhances the U.S. government’s trade promotion efforts, increases credit to businesses – especially small- and medium-sized businesses – looking to export, and continues to improve efforts to remove trade barriers for U.S. companies in foreign markets.
The businesses joining the trade mission are based in 13 states across the country and more than half of them are small- and medium-sized companies.
Other delegation members include:
Visit the Commerce Department’s India trade mission website at http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2011/02/10/india-trade-mission-has-been-success-pelican-products for updates on the trade mission.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.L.U. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
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