HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today honored Resonon, Inc. as the 2015 Governor’s Exporter of the Year at the annual Manufacturing and International Trade Day in Missoula.
“Montana’s export economy is strong and our manufacturing industry is creating jobs twice as fast as the national average,” said Governor Bullock. “Companies like Resonon are providing innovative products and services that are in demand around the globe, and I am honored to present this award and others to businesses across Montana that are strengthening our economy and creating good-paying jobs for Montanans.”
Resonon, Inc. is a high-tech optics company based in Bozeman specializing in hyperspectral imaging systems. Resonon designs, manufactures, sells, and supports complete solutions including hardware and software.
Governor Bullock presented multiple awards at the event in Missoula, honoring businesses across Montana nominated by the Montana Small Business Administration, the Montana District Export Council, Montana Chamber of Commerce, and Montana Manufacturing Extension Center.
Manufacturing and International Trade Day is organized by the Montana Chamber of Commerce, the Montana District Export Council, the Montana Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center.
Montana Small Business Person of the Year: Greg Thayer, Montana Milling, Inc.
Montana Small Business Champions of the Year: John and Courtney McKee, Headframe Spirits
Montana Millennial Entrepreneurs: Rachel and Dustin Rising, Bibs & Binkies
Montana Woman-Owned Small Business: Lena Wharton, Wharton Asphalt, LLC
Montana Veteran-Owned Small Business: Jim Markel and Perry Jones, Red Oxx Manufacturing, Inc.
Governor’s Exporter of the Year: Adam Stern (on behalf of ) Resonon, Inc.
Export Advocate of the Year: Larry Gianchetta, School of Business Administration, University of Montana
Manufacturer of the Year: Mike Groff (on behalf of) Plastic Design & Manufacturing (PDM)
Manufacturing Advocate of the Year: Paddy Fleming, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center