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Governor’s Exporter of the Year

The award program recognizes Kansas companies committed to expanding sales in international markets and showcases those exporters to other Kansas companies seeking similar success. For more than 30 years, the state of Kansas has recognized exceptional export performance by presenting the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award to one Kansas company selected by the Kansas Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council (KITCC).

2021 Exporter of the Year

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2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Finalists

The winner will be announced Oct. 20, 2022 during the To The Stars event.

Datalocker | Overland Park

DataLocker is a world leader in encryption solutions. With over 35 patents, our technology is at the heart of almost every encrypted hardware and software solution in the market. Our award-winning product line includes everything from encrypted hardware and cloud storage to remote device management. We’re proud to be used by two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies as well as by security and military agencies at the highest levels of the Federal Government. Our products combine convenience with usability and state-of-the-art security to give users a “Simply Secure” experience.

Industrial Accessories Company | Mission

IAC is a fully integrated EPC Contractor & OEM of air pollution control (APC) systems, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk storage and dry material handling systems, rotary dryers, automated controls, and dry sorbent injection systems.

The company was founded in 1987 by Glenn Smith, Jr., who continues to lead the organization as CEO.

Textron Aviation | Wichita

Textron Aviation provides airborne solutions for government, military and commercial customers. With unparalleled quality, versatility and low operating costs, our products are preferred for air ambulance, ISR, utility transport, aerial survey, flight inspection, training and other special operations.

An Exporter of the Year has been recognized since 1989. See what companies have notable anniversaries this year.

April Chiang

International Project Manager

(785) 296-5473

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