Power Technology wins Arkansas Governor's Award

May 14, 2011
Laser diode products manufacturer Power Technology received the Arkansas Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade for Technology.

Little Rock, AR--Laser diode products manufacturer Power Technology, Inc. (PTI) received the Arkansas Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade for Technology. The Governor's Award, which was announced by Governor Mike Beebe together with the Arkansas District Export Council, is intended to highlight the importance of international trade on the State's economic stability and growth. PTI is a high-technology exporter that impacts the international marketplace through its design, manufacture, and global distribution of laser diode products and components.

Graham Catlett, Chairman of Governor’s Award Committee, said, "Power Technology and its company’s leadership are smart, innovative, and flexible--all traits of highly motivated American exporters that successfully compete in today’s fast-paced global economy. The Arkansas District Export Council is pleased to award Power Technology the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade for Technology." Catlett summarized by saying, "Power Technology is a model for Arkansas technology companies developing markets throughout the world for quality products and services produced here."

"We are very proud of the recognition by Governor Beebe and the Arkansas District Export Council and of the growth in our export business which now reaches over 40 countries," said William Burgess, PTI VP of operations. "We sell laser products worldwide from our Little Rock facility, as well as through sales offices in California and Canada. With the help from our network of fourteen international distribution partners, Power Technology has grown exports to 20% of our total business."

Power Technology says it has been a leader in the photonics industry for more than 40 years and is a privately-held, home-grown Arkansas business. PTI has developed the expertise to do business internationally through the utilization of inventive solutions to identifying opportunities. These solutions include activities such as exhibiting at international trade fairs and conferences, attracting and employing experienced international staff, participation in the ExporTech business development program, and rigorously attending to customers’ numerous technical requirements worldwide.

PTI products include laser diode modules with wavelengths from 263 nm to 13,900 nm that span the UV, visible, and infrared range, temperature stabilized modules, lasers with beam circularization, and CW, pulsed, and modulated lasers. PTI also represents Sanyo and Opnext (formerly Hitachi) laser diodes as a factory authorized distributor.

SOURCE: Power Technology; www.powertechnology.com

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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