2009 President's "E" Award


US Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke, presenting the 2009 E-Award to Georges Mirza, President of Automation International Ltd.

The President's "E" Award is the most prestigious form of recognition offered by the U.S. Government to U.S. businesses for developing and supporting export activity. The award is given annually to a select group of companies that have demonstrated outstanding performance and accomplishments in support of export growth in the US business community and the export consumption of U.S. manufactured goods and services.

For the entire year of 2009, there were only 21 recipients of this award nationally. It is an especially rare achievement for the award to be given to a non-manufacturing company, hence AIL's extreme honor in receiving the accolade.

Automation International Ltd. has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion in various market conditions. With a history of steady sustained growth over 20 years in business, we have excelled at the promotion of our products in many foreign markets, effectively opening the doors for our principal manufacturers to regions that were previously inaccessible or cost prohibitive to penetrate.

Georges Mirza, the President of AIL, officially received the "E" Award on November, 5th 2009 at a ceremony honored by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, in Washington DC. "Your company's attention to customer service by adapting prices and company literature for the local markets and providing in country technical support is noteworthy. Automation International's achievements undoubtedly have contributed to national export expansion efforts that support U.S. economy and create American jobs." said Gary Locke, United States Secretary of Commerce.

"This award is the result of excellent teamwork and a focus on quality. Everyone involved has contributed," said Georges Mirza, the President of AIL. The President's "E" Award was created by Executive Order of the President on December 5, 1961, to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. It is the mark of excellence for any firm engaged in exporting their manufactured good or service and for export service providers.