David Anderson, international sales manager at waterjet equipment manufacturer Jet Edge (St. Michael, Minnesota), has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson to serve a four-year term on the Minnesota District Export Council (DEC).
The Minnesota DEC is a private, non-profit organization under the direction of the U.S. Department of Commerce that brings together experienced, private-sector businesspeople to provide guidance and assistance in international markets. It works alongside the U.S. Commercial Service to promote exports through business counseling, networking, education and community outreach.
Mr. Anderson has more than 20 years of international sales management experience to share with other small and medium Minnesota businesses that are just beginning to think of exports as a way to increase revenues, the company says. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and established OEMs, dealers and distributors in approximately 35 countries on six continents. His accomplishments at Jet Edge include opening a sales, service and training office in China, establishing an R&D partnership with waterjet manufacturer Tecnocut S.p.A. in Italy and establishing new export sales in Japan, China, South Korea, Poland, Italy and the Middle East. He has also established a rigorous training program for all international distributors to ensure they are equipped to provide optimum service and support to overseas customers.