In April 2013, ThinkGlobal Inc. presented Diesel Specialists (DBA Diesel Parts Direct) with the award for 2013 Exporter of the Year in the Automotive/Aviation/Marine category. ThinkGlobal Inc. is the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Commercial News USA is a catalog-style magazine that reaches more than a quarter-million readers in 178 countries worldwide in print and online. Awards are given to one U.S. company in each of 13 industry categories. Diesel Specialists (DBA Diesel Parts Direct) was named Exporter of the Year in the Automotive/Aviation/Marine category.
Awards were presented in Washington, D.C. on April 24. All Exporter of the Year award winners were also profiled in the May/June 2013 issue of Commercial News USA.
To be eligible for the award, a company must currently be exporting from the United States. Criteria on which winners were selected include:
“Diesel Specialists is indicative of how proactive American companies are growing by exporting,” said Gregory Sandler, president of ThinkGlobal. “This year’s winners reflect the diversity of American exporters, 97 percent of whom are small-medium sized enterprises. Exporting is a critical part of the U.S. economy, accounting for 12.5 percent of the nation’s GDP. In fact, 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the United States.”