DEC Members

The Mid-Atlantic District Export Council

is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.

Executive Committee

Mr. Michael J. Ford
Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs
BDP International, Inc.
510 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: 215-629-8924 | Fax: 215-629-8173 |

A model of continuity and stability, White and Williams LLP is a global-reaching, multi-practice law firm with over 240 lawyers in ten offices. Clients include Fortune 500 and insurance companies, large corporations, and financial institutions as well as mid-market and small businesses, institutions of higher education and individuals. W&W lawyers handle a wide array of complex litigation, regulatory matters and transactions representing clients in both corporate and commercial disputes.

Ms. Margaret M. Gatti
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
Tel (Direct): 215.963.5569 | Tel (Main): 215.963.5000 | Fax: 215.963.5001
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Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes. From their 30 offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, they work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.

Ms. Amy L. Sahm

Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group
Fulton Bank
One Penn Square, Suite 1, Lancaster, PA 17602-2853
Tel: 717-672-2053 | Fax: 717.393.7986 |

Fulton Bank is a financial institution committed to improving the lives of its clients for the past 135 years.  Throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware regions, Fulton Bank provides personal, small business, and commercial services in addition to offering EXIM & SBA bank services to help local companies export their Made in USA products worldwide.

Mr. Tony Ceballos

U.S. Commercial Service – Philadelphia
One Penn Center, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1580, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215-597-6101 | Fax: 215-597-6123 |

Philadelphia’s Commercial Service office of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, connects Pennsylvania and Delaware companies to global markets and buyers of products and services through U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

DEC Members

Mr. Alfred N Basilicato
Founding Partner
USA StrategicVentures, LLC

1700 Market Street, Suite 1005, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Direct: 856-313-4186 | Main: 215-717-9663 |

USA StrategicVentures is a veteran owned partnership established to assist business owners and senior managers develop and institute creative solutions to achieve revenue growth, profitability and business expansion. StrategicVentures provides personalized quality domestic and international sales, marketing, profitability and operational consulting services to achieve their clients’ business expansion objectives.

Mr. Neeraj K. Batta
Vice President and Professional Engineer
Batta Environmental Associates Inc.
6 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713-3450
Tel: 302-999-7476 | Fax: 302-999-8320 |

BATTA is a family owned and operated company with offices in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The company is active internationally with partnerships in Brazil, China and the Middle East. BATTA provides consulting for a range of environment technologies and environmental engineering, specializing in Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, and Geo-Environmental. Their services include chemical exposure testing, health and safety consulting, and on-site investigations for environmental hazards. BATTA has grown into a global brand that provides quality environmental engineering, consulting, and laboratory services to clients ranging from small firms all the way up to fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Gary Biehn, Esq.
Chairman, Business Department
White and Williams LLP
1800 One Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215-864-7007 | Fax: 215-789-7507 |

A model of continuity and stability, White and Williams LLP is a global-reaching, multi-practice law firm with over 240 lawyers in ten offices. Clients include Fortune 500 and insurance companies, large corporations, and financial institutions as well as mid-market and small businesses, institutions of higher education and individuals. W&W lawyers handle a wide array of complex litigation, regulatory matters and transactions representing clients in both corporate and commercial disputes.

Mr. Jeff Briggs
Manager Sales Support
15 E. Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148-4109
Tel: 866-847-8466 ext.9223 |

Founded in 1907, UPS is a multi-billion-dollar corporation focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. UPS focuses on shipping and sending mail and packages throughout the world.

Ms. Kim Cahill
Villanova School of Business, Center for Global Leadership
Bartley Hall 2059, 54 N Ithan Ave, Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: 610-519-3906 | Fax: 610-519-7623 fax |

The Center for Global Leadership is dedicated to promoting cross-cultural awareness, ethical international business relationships, and responsible global leadership. They pursue these objectives through educational programs, research, and service and outreach activities. The center is guided by a director, several faculty and staff associates, and overseen by an advisory council. The center retains a strong commitment to its predecessor—the Center for Responsible Leadership and Governance—through its commitment to ethical leadership and global corporate responsibility.

Ms. Rachel Carson
President/ CEO
Helicopter Tech, Inc.
452 Swedeland Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Tel: 610-272-8090 (204) | Fax: 610-272-9019 |

Helicopter Tech, Inc. is a woman-owned small business (WOSB), founded in 1995 with a passion to satisfying the needs of our aviation customers by providing the highest quality parts on schedule and meeting budget. HTI offers products ranging from conventional to critical life limited parts. HTI plans, coordinates, directs, controls, and manages the manufacture and delivery of quality aircraft components and parts both domestically and in over 10 overseas markets.

Ms. Linda Mysliwy Conlin
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Two Penn Center, Suite 305, 1500 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215-586-4243 |

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia’s mission is to provide world-class portfolio of services that enhance international trade growth within the Greater Philadelphia region, providing one-on-one trade counseling, market research, global trade missions, peer group networking, and connections to 320+ world trade centers in 89 countries. Biography

Mr. Steven Dreyfus
Managing Director
Dreyfus Global Trade, LLC.
1528 Walnut St, Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (646) 747.7090 | WhatsApp: +1 (917) 847-5187 | Skype: steven.dreyfus |

Dreyfus Global Trade, LLC. is the factory-appointed exclusive Export Sales Department for a select group of innovative manufacturers of specialized tools and equipment, serving the automotive, heavy duty, industrial, mining and petrochemical markets.

Ms. Katie Godfrey
Sales and Marketing Manager
Nielsen Kellerman
21 Creek Circle, Boothwyn, PA 19061
Tel: 610-447-1555 ext. 220 | Fax: 610-447-1577 |

Nielsen-Kellerman Company designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications including: Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters and NK electronics for rowing and padding. In this niche market, Nielsen Kellerman pays constant attention to the latest incremental development in technology to stay competitive and continue meeting the specialized needs of demanding outdoor customers. Olympic athletes, firefighters, and military professionals are just some of the NK customers who rely on their products for accuracy and durability. Now located in Boothwyn, PA, NK designs here in the US, source all the parts possible in the US, and building here in the US.

Mr. Jeffrey P. Gossner
Director, Business Development
2905 Southampton Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154
Tel: 215-464-8550 ext. 224 | (Cell) 215-990-3004 |

DVIRC focuses exclusively on the region’s manufacturing community to grow business value through consulting services, talent development, training and education and networking. We believe growing business value improves the standard of living and quality of life for those who live and or work in the region.

Mr. Allan Klinge
Klinge Corporation
4075 E. Market Street, York, PA 17402-5123
Tel: 717-840-4500 | Fax: 717-840-4501 |

Klinge Corp. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of transport refrigeration equipment and generator sets. They offer customers robust alternatives to standard, mass-produced refrigerated containers which often cannot meet the requirements of harsh environments or stringent testing. Klinge supplies to: the armed forces, government bodies, and AID organizations in addition to chemical and petrochemical companies, offshore oil and gas industries, pharmaceutical industries, seafood and meat processing companies. freight forwarding companies and shipping companies worldwide.

Mr. Elliot Levin
Vice President
Pathfinder LLC
11 Allison Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Tel: 856-424-7100 | Fax: 856-424-6414 |

Pathfinder, LLC’s mission is to provide companies’ Process Industry Customers with the optimum project management solutions to complex engineering, processing, and construction project situations and organizational needs. Their services include assisting clients with creating the optimum environment for effective project execution.

Mr. Mike Manning
Manning, LLC
123 Lafayette Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-3309
Tel: 215-636-9026 | Fax: 609-841-8577

Manning, LLC is a company that utilizes it’s over 40 years of international trade expertise to match U S companies with viable overseas contacts in project work related to Homeland and Maritime Security. Currently the company is coordinating projects in Israel, Mexico, Colombia, Vietnam, Brunei. and Brazil. Success in this new field has already been realized in Singapore and Australia. Biography

Mr. David Mathe
Delaware Export Director
Global Delaware | State of Delaware
820 N. French Street, 4th Floor,Wilmington, DE 19801
Tel: 302-577-8467 | Fax: 302-577-8499 |

Global Delaware promotes overseas investment into Delaware, the incorporation of companies in Delaware and the expansion of Delaware business into international markets. Global Delaware provides one-on-one consultations and promotes Delaware businesses through educational services.

Mr. Alan Morgan
General Manager
Hydro Instruments, Inc.
600 Emlen Way, Telford, PA 18969-1772
Tel: 215-799-0980 | Fax: 215-536-4442 |

Hydro Instruments is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company manufacturing high quality gas chlorinators, gas chlorination systems and chemical metering equipment. Their Hydro gas chlorinators & residual chlorine analyzers have become globally recognized as the most ruggedly designed, highest quality and longest lasting available. The Hydro product line includes: chlorine gas feeders, residual chlorine analyzers and chlorination equipment, ejectors, dichlorination systems, calibration columns and corporation stops for chemical injection.

Mr. Dominic V. O’Brien
Senior Marketing Representative
PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia
3460 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134
Tel: 215-426-2600 | Fax: 215-928-1488 |

The Port of Philadelphia is the 4th largest in the USA, with 104 million tons of cargo transiting the River last year. PRPA facilities are #1 on the Delaware River, with service from the top 3 container lines in the world. A portfolio of export services is available to companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ms, Nancy Pedrick
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.e
555 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711
Tel: 302-292-4105 |

Gore makes a variety of fluoropolymer products; best known is its breathable, waterproof, and windproof Gore-Tex brand fabric. The company has built a worldwide reputation for ethics and integrity in its dealings with customers, suppliers, and employees.  Gore uses proprietary technologies with the versatile polymer polytetrafluorethylene which has created numerous products for the company.

Mr. Adam Say
International Business Development Manager, Sales and Marketing
Defence, Aerospace and Industrial Products
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA, 17601 |

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is a premier thermal management solutions company. Started in 2003 as an R&D company, ACT has grown into a leading manufacturer of thermal management products for diverse industries and applications. Our thermal management designs and products are now deployed in numerous commercial satellites, military vehicles, medical devices, Primary Calibration equipment, and HVAC systems. 

Mr. Christopher Sfedu
Director of International Expansion
Executive Distributors International, Inc.
716 N 24th Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2535
Tel: 215-235-4301 |Fax: 215-536-4442 |

EDI-USA is a US-based manufacturer of defense and security equipment used by police forces, military agencies, and private security entities around the world. EDI manufactures strategic protective equipment used in tactical military campaigns, anti-riot and crowd-control operations, domestic police / law enforcement patrolling, penitentiary / correctional facility technologies, and marine and navy sea operations. Currently EDI-USA exports between 500-800 units of body armor to customers each month, in addition to other tactical equipment such as riot gear, boots and accessories. They have grown internationally and currently serve over 45 countries across the globe.

Ms. Myriam Siftar
MTM LinguaSoft
4621 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Tel: 215-729-6765 | Fax: 215-729-1935 |

MTM LinguaSoft provides professional language translation services in all languages for all types of documents. MTM handles business translations, technical translations and medical and legal translations. MTM proudly serves clients in Manufacturing, Marketing & Advertising, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Information Technology, Tourism & Hospitality, Education & Outreach, and many more.

Mr. Chris Stock
Manager, Sales
Zeigler Bros Inc.
400 Gardners Station Road, Gardners, PA 17324-9686
Tel: 717-319-2503 | Fax: 717-677-6826 |

Zeigler Bros is an animal food producer committed to researching and developing top tier and healthy options for the agriculture sector. The company formulates, manufactures, and exports poultry and livestock feeds. Zeigler Bros is currently trading with over 50 international partners.

Ms. Carla Stone
Executive Director
World Trade Center Delaware
802 N West Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Tel: 302-656-7905 | Fax: 302-428-0511 |

The WTC Delaware provides small to mid-sized companies based in Delaware the assistance necessary to expand their business internationally. They provide training programs, job and trade leads, as well as networking opportunities to expand the global presence of Delaware companies in all sectors, including but not limited to agriculture, IT, and legal services.

Mr. Victor Tabeling
Manager, Marketing and Sales
Delaware Diamond Knives Inc.
3825 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19805-1559
Tel: 302-999-7476 | Fax: 302-999-8320 |

Delaware Diamond Knives is focused on using the extraordinary properties of diamond to provide their customers with exceptional solutions to their industrial needs. They are involved in the manufacturing of windows and knives, as well as fiber optics and other aspects of the biotech world. Most of their clients are located in the US, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.

Mr. Jerry Vogt
ITAR Compliance Officer, E.O.
Kingsbury, Inc.
10385 Drummond Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154-3884
Tel: 215-824-4988 |

Kingsbury Inc. is the world leader in designing and manufacturing Hydrodynamic Thrust and Journal Bearings for turbines and other power generation equipment, providing tailored solutions for unique applications. Kingsbury bearings are found in power plants, refineries and major industrial operations the world over. In addition to its core line of flooded, tilting pad hydrodynamic bearings, Kingsbury offers the options of fixed profile geometries, as well as rolling element, specialty bearings. All are designed to enhance equipment performance in machinery for power generation, oil and gas, refineries, marine propulsion systems, and process equipment used for rock crushing, mining, steel making, defense and many others.

Mr. Blair Woodring
Director of Sales
Lenape Forged Products Corp.
1334 Lenape Rd., West Chester, PA 19382-689
Tel: 610-793-5090 |Fax: 610-793-3070 |

Lenape Forged Products Corp. is a diverse and innovative metal forging plant that goes beyond the standard boundaries of forging to create new and better ways of meeting their client’s needs. Lenape offers a complete line of standard manways in a wide range of sizes, can handle all forging, heat treating, machining, and testing needs at one location is known worldwide for its custom forged products. From nuclear submarines to missiles, from chemical plants to medical laboratories, from power plants to torpedoes, Lenape products are trusted to endure and deliver in the most hostile environments and difficult conditions for the most demanding customers in the world. Their main markets include power, defense, aerospace, R&D, aluminum, non-ferrous, refinery & pipeline, and autoclaves.

Mr. Tom Zieser
JACE Systems
5 Rockhill Road Suite 2, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Tel: 856-669-6600 ext.100 | Fax 856-669-6606 |

JACE Systems is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of continuous passive motion equipment (CPM) for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery. Our devices enable patients to begin their post-operative rehabilitation immediately after surgery.

New Members

Tim Flynn
JACE Systems
101 Kestrel Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426
Tel: 484-928-6700 | Fax: 484-928-6720 |

Allied Wire and Cable is an ISO 9001:2016 Certified stocking distributor and specialty manufacturer of electrical wire, electronic cable, heat shrink tubing, and wire management products in the USA. AWC offers custom cable design and manufacturing, and value-added services to meet your unique needs, including custom-lengths, cut and strip, custom labels, striping, printing, and more.