Chroma Technology is the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Exporter of the Year

Chroma Technology Corporation, a Rockingham, Vermont manufacturer of infrared and ultraviolet microscope filters, has been named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Chroma exports to more than 52 countries and supports diverse markets worldwide.

Presented to a company that contributes significantly to Vermont's international trade stature, the Exporter of the Year award recognizes hard work, innovation and vision displayed by companies competing in the global marketplace. In 2006, Chroma's worldwide export sales represent over 40% of their total sales.

Exporting products has increased Chroma's market size, providing a greater range of products to offer. Its global presence has contributed to the growth and sustainability of Chroma by giving the company a competitive edge in this country.

"Chroma exemplifies the spirit and intent of the annual Exporter of the Year award," stated Curtis Picard, Vermont Chamber Vice President of International Trade. "Chroma is a solid, Vermont manufacturer that competes worldwide and has made a commitment to Vermont. We are delighted to recognize Chroma for its contribution to the Vermont economy."

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce encourages businesses to stimulate their economic well being by leveraging international trade and participating in the global marketplace. Chroma has not only embraced this philosophy, but has done so while remaining true to Vermont. As Kate Guerrina, Director of Marketing explains, "We don't just export product to our overseas customers, rather our customers have become our friends. When we travel to discuss business, we often stay in their homes, eat in their kitchens, and play with their children. The same is true when they come visit us in here in Vermont."

Chroma received the Exporter of the Year award last month at an international trade luncheon featuring the Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Vermont exporters honored in the past include: Sonnax Industries, Rock of Ages Corporation, Saint Michael's School of International Studies, Fab-Tech, Mad River Canoe, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Advent Hill.

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