NC DEC Membership List

NC DEC Executive Committee:

Chair: Wayne Cooper, Email:

Vice Chair: Jonathan Szucs, Email:

Treasurer: Ken Bender, email:

Executive Secretary: Greg Sizemore, Email:





Name Email Industry
Ann Borden Environmental
Wayne Cooper Live Plant & Animal Material & Accessories
Cesar Covarrubias safety and security equipment
Paul Cozza logistics
Dan Curran Logistics
Kenneth Bender Trade Finance
Scott  Daugherty SME Biz Dev
Alvin Daughtridge Furniture Mfg
Jean  Davis Telecommunications
Kathy Edwards Trade Finance
Audrey Garrett GIE mfg
Rick Hill Export Promotion
Bill  Harazin Education & Training Services
Dwight Hendrickson Trans/Earth Moving Equip. Mfg
Dana M. Hicks, III Management & Business Professionals & Admin Svcs
Steve Janz Laboratory Scientific Instruments
Mike Padjen Furniture Mfg
Greg Raty Power Gen, GIE Mfg
Tom Robinson Electronic Equipment
Clem Schrader Transportation, Storage & Mail Services
Sarah Schtakleff IT
Martin Sis logistics
Greg Sizemore SME Biz Dev
Daniel St Louis Apparel
Wes Stott logistics
Jonathan Szucs grinding equipment
Sean Patrick Tario calling center technologies
Mark Taylor Lumber
Peter Thornton Live Plant & Animal Material & Accessories
Olga Topping Trade Finance
Michael Paul Viniconis safety and security equipment
Linh Wu Transportation, Storage & Mail Services



Alumni 2010 - 2013

Mark Anderson, Email:

Jarmon Fields, Email:

Chris Garville, Email:

Eric Koslowski, Email:

Wayne Loots, Email:

Matt Nolan, Email:

Ronald K. Reighter, Email:

Tom Will, Email:





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NCDEC of the YearNorth Carolina DEC is the 2010 DEC of the Year!

U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the North Carolina District Export Council the inaugural DEC of the Year Award. Wayne Cooper, Chair, NCDEC, received the award October 25th in Detroit at the annual International District Export Council Conference. In selecting North Carolina from among the 60 DECs, the U.S. Department of Commerce sited the council's "outstanding record of mentoring local new-to-export and new-to-market companies on exporting, and supporting President Obama's National Export Initiative. The federal agency said the group's work with local U.S. Export Assistance Centers is "critical to expanding U.S. exports and supporting American jobs." You can read the International Trade Association's full news release here