Today, 22 Eurasian chocolatiers, manufacturers of hummus, energy drinks, food sauces, fruit purees, and more were at Hydro-Thermal, learning more about U.S. food manufacturing technology. The U.S. Department of Commerce-coordinated visit was prompted by Hydro-Thermal’s recent win of the President’s eStar Award, which is the highest honor a U.S. entity can receive for ongoing significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.
The emerging markets of Eurasia present unique opportunities for U.S. companies and Eurasian economies alike. Jim Zaiser, CEO and President of Hydro-Thermal, along with Gary Bymers, International Sales Manager, participated in the discussion about manufacturing technology and U.S. business practices and know-how.
Ultimately Hydro-Thermal hopes to build partnerships and friendships with these business owners and with people, companies and countries across over the globe. “The world gets smaller with each friendship made,” said Zaiser, “And our world needs more partnering and alliances now than ever.”
Today’s visitors are from across Eurasia – Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan and more. The U.S. Department of Commerce also brought two translators to help keep communication positively bridged amongst participants. Hydro-Thermal international sales staff person, Henrietta Bogyay, was also on site to ensure each visitor’s perspective was heard and valued.