Governor Ventura presents Ted Christianson with World Trader of the Year Award

Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Christianson Systems

Ted Christianson (center) is honored as the World Trader of the Year by Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (right) and Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) Commissioner Jerry Carlson (left).

As part of the annual World Trade Week recognition event and World Trade Conference and Expo, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura presented this year’s World Trader of the Year award to Ted Christianson at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The World Trader of the Year recipient is selected by World Trade Week Inc., a non-profit organization with representation from international business, education and government export service providers and has sponsored the annual recognition event and forum for discussing international trade issues since 1976.

Ted Christianson, president, Christianson Systems of Blomkest has increased the company’s focus on international sales with great success. Christianson has been an advocate of the U.S. government’s export promotion programs and was among six companies invited to testify before Ex-Im Bank’s Small Business Advisory Board on behalf of small business exporters.

Christianson Systems is a leading manufacturer of ship unloaders and pneumatic conveying systems for bulk materials, such as grains, feeds, fertilizers, and plastics. Christianson’s equipment serves the agriculture, commercial bulk handling, and marine port industries in the USA and internationally.

Other awards presented at the luncheon included:

Recipient: Roger Prestwich, Education Program Director
Company/Organization: Minnesota Trade Office
Award: World Trade Week, Inc.’s Special Service Award

Company/Organization: Augustine Medical, Eden Prairie, MN
Award: Governor’s International Trade Award

Company/Organization: Dahlgren & Company, Crookston, MN
Award: Governor’s International Trade Award

Contact: Christianson Marketing Department Tel: 1-320-995-6141 Fax: 1-320-995-6145 [email protected]

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