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April 21, 2012

HSI Sensing receives 2012 Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting

HSI Sensing (formerly Hermetic Switch, Inc.) was recently honored with the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting by the Oklahoma District Export Council.

According to Council, the award recognizes one or more Oklahoma firms annually for noteworthy success in maintaining or increasing export sales.

Firms selected to receive the award are role models for excellence in international business.

HSI Sensing has been exporting its products for decades. But in 2003, faced with fierce competition in the European marketplace and a formidable competitor who owned a 70 percent share of that market, they actively formulated a new strategy to compete. Using proprietary knowledge and processes developed through their own research and development, HSI Sensing engineered a new line of products for which there was strong market demand, and which no one else could produce.

“Because of this, our chief competitor and others are now some of our major customers,” says HSI Sensing president David Posey. “We’ve been able to leverage their dominance in the European marketplace and forge a partnership that works for both of us. They have new product to sell that they are unable to produce themselves; and because of their existing distribution network and customer base, we now have a real presence in Europe.”

HSI Sensing currently ships to 36 countries worldwide, and last year export sales comprised more than one-third of total revenues.

“As the market landscape for our product changes, business diversity becomes more and more important,” says HSI Sensing Vice President of Operations Ryan Posey. “We’re proud of the strides we’ve made in the international marketplace, and we’re proud to be honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.”

Chuck Mills Chairman of the Governor’s International Team and the Oklahoma District Export Council presented the award at the 2012 Oklahoma World Trade Conference held April 11 on the campus of Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Headquartered in Chickasha, Okla., HSI Sensing (formerly Hermetic Switch, Inc.) is the innovative leader in the engineering and precision manufacturing of custom reed switch and sensor technology.

The industry experts in solving problems for customers in challenging design applications, they also precision manufacture those solutions to ensure consistent, unmatched quality.

Since 1968 HSI Sensing, an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 registered company, has been the premier choice for custom and standard reed switches, proximity sensors, and other sensing technologies for an array of industries including aerospace, medical, heavy equipment, communications, transportation, and more.

Their products are used in a variety of applications including burglar alarms, commercial and military jet engines, commercial lawn mowers, external defibrillators, implantable medical devices, space station equipment, and more.

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