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H&V Winns AIM International Trade Award

March 25, 2015


            Desalitech, Massport and Hollingsworth & Vose Company receive recognition

BOSTON, March 25, 2015 – The Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC) announced winners of its 20th annual Global Trade Awards, which recognize Massachusetts companies and public agencies of all sizes that have demonstrated excellence in international trade. The 2015 honorees, with locations across the region, represent a wide range of Massachusetts industries and include Desalitech, Massport and Hollingsworth & Vose Company.


“Massachusetts companies are key players in the global economy, offering innovative products and services produced in Massachusetts to markets across the globe,” said Richard Lord, president and CEO of AIM. “From providing access to overseas markets with non-stop flights from Boston to offering new environmentally sensitive technologies and products that are critical to a variety of businesses, local companies have developed strategies to be successful globally.”


The three winners of the 2015 Global Trade Awards will be honored at AIM’s 100th Annual Meeting on May 8 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.  The event will include a keynote address by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.


2015 Global Trade Award Winners


Diplomat’s Award


Newton, MA (Middlesex County)


Founded in 2008 in Israel, Desalitech is a leading provider of water re-use and treatment solutions.  Its reverse osmosis filtration methods reduce water treatment waste by 50-70% and energy consumption by 35%.  Desalitech systems are currently used in beverage bottling facilities in Turkey, paper production plants in Singapore, municipal waste treatment facilities in Israel, and drought-impacted farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  In 2012, the company expanded from Israel to Boston because of the strong water innovation culture in the Commonwealth.  Desalitech is committed to addressing the daunting global challenge of water scarcity.  www.desalitech.com




Ambassador’s Award


Boston, MA (Suffolk County)


Massport, an independent public aviation and port authority, owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Logan added 19 new international non-stop flights in the past eight years, connecting the international business community with clients and prospects overseas.  New flights carry executives, tourists, university professors, hospital researchers, tech entrepreneurs and students from the Commonwealth to fast-growing, emerging economies in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.  Increased international service also makes it easier for foreign companies and executives to visit and invest in Massachusetts. www.massport.com


Chairman’s Award

Hollingsworth & Vose Company

East Walpole, MA (Norfolk County)


Hollingsworth & Vose Company is a global manufacturer of advanced materials used in filtration, battery and industrial applications.  H&V’s Massachusetts made products can be found in filters for clean rooms, hospitals, computers, commercial buildings, homes, cars, trucks and heavy duty equipment, and also in batteries used in telecom and hybrid vehicle applications. The company’s vision is to provide advanced materials for a cleaner world. Family-owned for seven generations, the company's origins can be traced back to 1728 when an ”Act for the Encouragement of Papermaking” was passed by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  H&V continues to innovate and grow in Massachusetts and globally. The company operates 13 manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, India and China, supplying customers in over 75 countries.    www.hollingsworth-vose.com


About the AIM International Business Council

The AIM International Business Council helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade and expand their global business activities.  Visit www.aimnet.org/international.


About Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

Established in 1915, Associated Industries of Massachusetts is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of Massachusetts employers.  With nearly 4500 member companies employing more than 600,000 people in Massachusetts, AIM’s mission is to promote the well-being and prosperity of the Commonwealth by reducing business costs, shaping state and federal business regulation, and ensuring a skilled and highly educated work force.  For further information, visit www.aimnet.org


Brian R. Gilmore, Executive Vice President              Kristen Rupert, Executive Director

Associated Industries of Massachusetts                     AIM International Business Council

Phone: (617) 262-1180                                               Phone: (617) 262-1180

Email: bgilmore@aimnet.org                                      Email: krupert@aimnet.org

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