Earth Networks Receives Presidential Award For Exports

  • May 23, 2019

The Presidential Award for Experts ("E" Award) logo, awarded to Earth Networks for their export of commercial weather stations, lightning alerts, etc.

GERMANTOWN, MD — Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Earth Networks with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. In total, Secretary Ross honored 48 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“Earth Networks has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Earth Networks’ presence in 46 countries. The company’s growth in export and international licensing sales over the past four years was also particularly notable. Earth Networks’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.

Earth Networks helps government organizations and large commercial enterprises around the globe mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing real-time environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather observation and lightning detection networks. Anchored by the company’s Total Lightning NetworkTM, Earth Networks weather intelligence solutions include access to real-time lightning observations, alerting and decision support tools, and outdoor alerting capabilities to help our partners and customers be informed about potential severe weather and receive increased lead time to respond to dangerous weather events.

“We are honored to receive the President’s “E” Award and for the acknowledgement that our severe weather early warning services are helping improve access to critical weather information around the world,” said Rich Spaulding, CEO of Earth Networks. “By exporting reliable weather data and decision support services, Earth Networks helps nation states and international industries adapt to increasing severe weather threats impacting public safety and economic development, especially in the emerging regions of the world.”

In 2018, U.S. exports were the highest on record with U.S. services at $821.1 billion and U.S. exports of goods reaching $1.7 trillion, demonstrating how American private enterprise can not only survive, but thrive, in the international market.

American companies are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Record years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports is a significant factor in selecting the overall winners.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit

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