WGS Systems – 2018 SBA Maryland Small Business Exporter of the Year – Pictured from Left to Right: Ed Podowski – Chairman, MD Small Bus. Week Awards Program Inc., Kirk Griffin – WGS Vice President and CTO, Bob Wise – WGS President and CEO, Michel Christian – Regional Administrator, SBA Mid-Atlantic Region, and Steve Umberger – District Director, SBA Baltimore District Office
WGS Systems, LLC was named the 2018 Maryland Small Business Exporter of the Year by the Small Business Administration. WGS President and CEO, Bob Wise, and Chief Technology Officer, Kirk Griffin, accepted the award for the company at the Maryland Small Business Awards Week Luncheon in Baltimore on June 7, 2018.
Based in Frederick, MD, WGS is a leading provider of surveillance products and services to military, law enforcement and critical infrastructure customers.
“We are very proud to be recognized for this award. We are committed to providing the best equipment for our protectors and to bringing jobs to our State. The State of Maryland, Department of Commerce and Department of State have been extremely supportive and just a pleasure to work with as we continue to develop opportunities abroad.” Bob Wise commented after the event.
The mission of WGS is to rapidly equip our customers with affordable, operationally effective, tactical battlespace awareness tools. WGS currently exports its state of the art Europa line of Signals Intelligence products and its rapidly growing Tactical Management System line of wide area surveillance network products.
With growing international sales and export licenses for over 23 countries, WGS is well positioned to respond to international opportunities.
WGS has worked closely with both the U. S. Department of Commerce – Baltimore Export Assistance Center, the Small Business Administration, the U. S. State Department and the State of Maryland Office of International Investment and Trade to develop and implement its successful international marketing efforts.
In recent years WGS has exhibited at the Singapore Air Show, Paris Air Show, Africa Aerospace and Defense, and the Farnborough Air Show. WGS was nominated for this award by the Department of Commerce – Baltimore Export Assistance Center.
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Congrats to Bob Wise of WGS Systems our 2018 #MD #smallbiz Exporter. Bob will be honored June 7 at the 34th Annual #MD #SmallBusinessWeek #Awards Luncheon at Martin’s West. Learn more: https://t.co/Mt1EYtjICi #MDSBW18 pic.twitter.com/uWPO3Sxqns
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