ExporTech Program Strengthens Murray Corporation's Export Strategy
ExporTech Program Strengthens Murray Corporation's Export Strategy | NVIE
Date: July 7, 2021
Speakers: Derrick Small | Jose Alonso | Jolanta Coffey
[00:00:02] Derrick Small: This episode of Export Nation is part of a series that highlights the ExporTech program, a joint effort between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to accelerate the growth of export ready manufacturers via the development of a structured export strategy. MEP is a program within the U.S. Department of Commerce, focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers with business services in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico.
Good morning. Thank you for joining. Truly appreciate you taking the time to talk to us today about your company, and about export successes, and your journey with the commercial service and ExporTech program. Jose, welcome to the show. Maybe you could tell us a little bit about yourself?
[00:01:06] Jose Alonzo: Absolutely. Thank you so much. About myself, I can tell you I have been in the international market for about 35 years. I think I’m a fixed asset of any corporation that is doing international business, always in business development or sales.
[00:01:27] Derrick: Perfect. How did you start your journey with the US Commercial Service?
[00:01:32] Jose: This was when originally I was in my previous company, I met Jolanta. She help us for many years working, developing new business and international market. When I joined Murray Corporation, which has been three years, I contacted her immediately, and we started talking about the needs that we were trying to address. We’re trying to enhance our distribution network. Jolanta gave me a couple of ideas and as well as also information about networking institutions that we can partner with and start developing sales.
Last October, she also introduced me to ExporTech, and she gave me a nice explanation of the benefits of the curriculum of the course itself. Then she sent me a really nice presentation about it. I introduce her internally at Murray, and we realized this is great. This is great to attend. My VP of sales, and myself, we both attended ExporTech.
[00:02:35] Derrick: The company felt that there was a need for some sort of export plan, is that accurate to say?
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