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Rep. Peters Brings #SDinDC Focus to White House Export Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined San Diego business leaders at a summit on International Trade hosted by the White House Business Council and Business Forward. The forum focused on opportunities for American companies to expand their exports and for the administration to hear perspectives from successful businesses across the country.

“The more we encourage trade and exporting of San Diego-made products and technology, the more jobs we create for San Diegans,” Rep. Peters said. “That’s why I worked with Business Forward and the White House to bring these companies and business leaders together – to learn more about what the federal government can do to help companies grow and prosper, and for the Administration to hear directly from companies who are exporting products every day.”

Eight companies from San Diego County, including three from the 52nd District, were present at the event:

  • WD-40 Company: Garry Ridge, President and CEO (CA-52)
  • Cange International, Inc.: Kimberly Benson, Vice President (CA-52)
  • Quantum Design International: David Schultz, CFO (CA-52)
  • Applied Membranes, Inc.: Wayne Faulkner, Director of International Sales (CA-49)
  • Althea: Magda Marquet, Co-Founder and Co-Chair (CA-49)
  • Pasha Automotive Services: John Pasha, Senior Vice President (CA-51)
  • Julian Hard Cider: Paul Thomas, President and Founder (CA-50)
  • Grupo Logistics: Allen Vigil, Director of International Business Development (CA-51)