2015 Trader of the Year

Washington State

Governor's Trader of the Year Awards


Congratulations to Measurement Technology Northwest and TUNE

Winners of the Washington State 2015 Governor's Trader of the Year Awards!


U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer presented keynote remarks on international trade at the World Trade Club’s annual reception honoring winners of the Washington State Governor’s Trader of the Year Awards for 2015.  
Measurement Technology Northwest Logo 2015 Trader of the Year

The 2015 Governor's Trader of the Year is Measurement Technology Northwest. The company designs and manufactures globally recognized measurement products sold to over 46 countries worldwide. These instruments are used in marine, transportation, aerospace and oceanographic work, as well as to evaluate thermal environments of textiles, aircraft, and automobile interiors. The company’s international success has allowed CEO Tim O’Neill to build a new design/manufacture building in the Fisherman’s Terminal/Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, expanding jobs in the local economy.   
2015 EmergingTrader of the Year Tune Inc. logo

Seattle-based TUNE, takes the 2015 Emerging Trader of the Year honor. Established in 2009, the company now has more than 300 employees and works with clients in over 45 countries. More than 2.2 billion devices currently use an app whose analytics are powered by TUNE’s technology.  TUNE CEO Peter Hamilton was recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the area’s top 40 innovators and business leaders under the age of 40. 

Established in 1967, the Trader of the Year Awards recognize local companies that have contributed to the expansion of Washington State’s international trade through demonstrated success, industry leadership, and innovation and service to the community. Past award winners include Boeing, Microsoft, Eddie Bauer, Starbucks, and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. View a full list of Washington State Governor's Trader of the Year Award winners at the World Trade Club's Trader of the Year Awards webpage

About Congressman Kilmer
U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-6)

Derek Kilmer serves as the United States Representative of Washington’s 6th Congressional District and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.  Prior to his service in Congress, he worked for global consulting firm McKinsey & Company and then for the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, working to grow jobs in our region.  He served for eight years in the Washington State Legislature, we he was recognized three times with the Leader of the Year Award by the Washington Economic Development Association.

In Congress, Kilmer has focused on getting our economy and our Congress back to work. He is fighting for trade rules that put American companies on a level playing field with competitors around the world. Since coming to office, Kilmer has led the charge to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to help American workers upskill for 21st century jobs. As Washington is the most trade dependent state in the nation, Kilmer is the lead cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to bolster our freight networks to keep goods moving quickly and is working to reform the Harbor Maintenance Tax for our ports. Kilmer has also consistently pushed for a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to help Washington state businesses complete deals with customers around the world. Kilmer lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Jennifer, their two daughters, and their Australian Shepherd Truman.
2015 Trader of the Year Award Nominees

All Ocean Services 
Azima DLI
Buffalo Export/Buffalo Industries
Concut Inc.
Electric Mirror
Fat-Cat Fish
Hilliards Beer
InBios International Inc.
Kaikane USA
Kona USA 
Measurement Technology Northwest Inc 
Modern Chef dba Sansaire
Sagemax Bioceramics
Silicon Forest Electronics
Sterlitech Corporation
TRC Tires
Yakima Chief/Hop Union

Join us for hors d’oeuvres and drinks while we celebrate Washington State’s international trade and the companies that make Washington one of the top five exporting states.

Who should attend?
The audience typically consists of professionals representing international business, federal and state government, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and others interesting in engaging in the international business community in Washington State.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Seattle Waterfront
2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Tickets for the 2015 Trader of the Year Reception:
Until September 15, 2015
World Trade Club Members ~ $85.00
Non-Members ~ $95.00
Students ~ $40.00
Reception + Membership ~ $150.00
(annual individual membership)
After September 15, 2015
World Trade Club members ~ $95.00
Non-members ~ $125.00
Students ~ $45.00
Reception + Membership ~ $175.00
(annual individual membership)

Thank you to our sponsors:

Washington State Department of Commerce

Washington State Department of Commerce