Gamber-Johnson LLC, of Stevens Point, and Hydro-Thermal Corp., of Waukesha, have received the President’s “E” Star Award for Exports for making a significant contribution to increasing U.S. exports.  

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a substantial contribution to the growth of U.S. exports sales over a four-year period. In May of this year, 25 companies and organizations, including these two Wisconsin companies, were honored with the President’s “E” Award for Exports. The “E” Star Award in particular recognizes previous “E” awardees who have reported four years of additional export growth.  

Criteria for the award are based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets. For more information on the Presidential Award for Exports, click here 

Gamber-Johnson, LLC  

Established in 1954 as a manufacturer of stereo cabinets, Gamber-Johnson is a leading manufacturer of docking stations and mounting solutions for the public safety, law enforcement, military, telecommunications and transportation markets. The company has set the standard for rugged docking and mounting solutions in today’s mobile environment. It began expanding exports beyond Canada in 2012, focusing first on the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Brazilian markets. The company is now looking beyond these markets, identifying India, Australia and Singapore as its next targets for growth, and has signed service agreements that provide for in-country support and repair of Gamber-Johnson docking stations in 22 countries—with the support piece being essential for customer satisfaction in these markets. 

Gautam Malik, Gamber-Johnson’s chief operations officer, said, “Congratulations to the entire Gamber-Johnson team. Exporting is in our DNA, and we have come a long way since our humble beginnings eight years ago. We have gone from being a reactive exporter to a proactive exporter. Thank you to our technology partners for showing faith in our ability to deliver products that meet global market needs. We are proud to have grown exports, and are now a multinational company with world headquarters in central Wisconsin.” 

Hydro-Thermal Corporation   

Hydro-Thermal is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of Hydroheaters™. Hydro-Thermal’s products are used in numerous industries to heat water and process fluids precisely and efficiently. With an emphasis on continued research and development, the company continually seeks to understand and implement new innovative and value-added processes. Through their headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and a vast 25-representative global channel partner network, Hydro-Thermal is represented on six continents and in all the world’s industrialized areas. (Antarctica is the only continent where Hydro-Thermal is not present.) 

“The ‘E’ Star win highlights the innovative spirit and partnerships that drive Hydro-Thermal,” said Jim Zaiser, the company’s president and CEO. “This award, along with our consistent one-third of total annual sales to countries outside the U.S., is a strong vote for the quality of Wisconsin-based products. None of this would be possible without our local, national and international collaborations. It’s gratifying to have our efforts recognized on such a grand scale.”