Codonics Wins Governor’s Award for Exporting Excellence

Company recognized for international success

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Codonics Inc. has been awarded the 2010 Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award (EAwards) at the 3rd Annual Ohio Global Summit, “Navigating the Global Marketplace.” The Governor’s EAwards program recognizes the exceptional achievements in exporting for Ohio companies and organizations.

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Codonics exports account for over 60% of their sales with shipments to Europe, Latin America, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, the Middle East, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and extensively through Asia. Codonics engages with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and U.S. Commercial Attachés at many U.S. Embassies to continue to advance their export sale efforts.

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From left to right are: Cristy L. Berg, Vice President of Communications for Codonics; Michael Kolberg, Codonics Founder and General Manager; Mayor Gary W. Starr; State Representative Timothy DeGeeter; Gary Enos, Vice President of Business and Technology Integration for Codonics; Charles Bichara, Director of Economic Development for the City of Middleburg Heights; and Tony Arlia, Director of Operations for Codonics.

Codonics global sales and service support network extends to over 110 countries and their products can be found in tens of thousands of hospitals, imaging centers, mobile medical units, and government facilities.

“Codonics has aggressive international exhibitions, trade show, and seminar involvement to promote our products and distributors internationally,” said Gary Enos, Vice President, Business and Technology Integration, Codonics. “We attend, sponsor, and support local and regional medical and industry meetings in over 80 countries each year. We are honored to be recognized for our global efforts and exporting achievements.”

Since 1986, the Ohio governor has presented the E-Award to companies of all sizes that have excelled in exporting and to organizations that have helped Ohio companies achieve international success. Recipients include small, medium, and large manufacturers and service providers, as well as universities and nonprofit organizations with innovative international programs.

Codonics, a manufacturer of technologically advanced medical imaging equipment which is marketed worldwide, was founded in Middleburg Heights in 1983 and currently occupies over 100,000 square-feet of space in the Englewood Road Industrial Park.