(Los Angeles, California--May 12, 2012) Matthews Studio Equipment the 42-year-old privately owned manufacturing company specializing in equipment for the international motion picture and television production industry received The L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Export Achievement Award recently.
According to a member of the Chamber, the choice to honor Matthews was a “no brainer”. It was clear to the committee that MSE leads in growing the economy here in the States by their consistent employment of more than 80 full-time employees dedicated to producing their innovative movie-oriented products. By supplying them to over 78 countries around the world, MSE has significantly increased American exports from the Los Angeles area.
The award ceremony with Mr. Kulesh, Gary Toebben, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber; Valeria C. Velasco, a member of the Board of Airport Commissioners; and Julianne Hennessey, of the Department of Commerce
“The movie industry is no longer local, it’s global,” says Robert Kulesh Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Matthews. “MSE recognizes this and has made a concerted effort to reach out to countries from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia supplying them with the latest technology that will make their productions faster, smoother, and safer. We are constantly on the international road, bringing our equipment to the global market. Recently we added the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to our client list. Not too long ago, we sent three large containers to Budapest. And, we’re in the middle of shipping everything from stands to high ticket items like MAX to outfit a major studio being built in the UK.”
The Export Achievement Award was presented to MSE by Gary Toebben, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber; Valeria C. Velasco, a member of the Board of Airport Commissioners; and Julianne Hennessey, of the Department of Commerce at the 86th annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast. The breakfast kicked off more than 30 events that are taking place in the month of May as part of the national World Trade week observance. More than 500 executives and members of the diplomatic corps were in attendance listening to discussions focused on leveraging readily available resources and infrastructure to enhance trade and grow the economy, and to honor two different companies and several different individuals in recognition of their global efforts.