Vitamix was recently presented with the President’s “E Star” Award for Exports by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The President’s “E” Award was created by Executive Order of the President on December 5, 1961, to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports.
A total of 65 companies were presented with awards this year. Companies must first earn an “E” Award, which Vitamix received in 2010, in order to be eligible for an “E Star” Award. Vitamix is one of four companies in the country to receive an “E Star” Award for Exports in 2014, according to the company.
“Vitamix exports have increased 218 percent in the four years since winning the ‘E’ Award, and we are truly honored to be recognized with an ‘E Star’ Award for being able to sustain this international growth over time,” said Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix. “The Vitamix mission is to develop and produce the world’s best performing and most reliable blending equipment, and together with our trusted distributors and key retail partners around the world, we are improving the vitality of people’s lives and changing the way people think about food.”