U.S. Secretary of Commerce approves Anderson businessman to District Export Council


SC District Export Council adds seasoned exporters to roster, pulling from manufacturing, medical, other industries

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved Craig Wooten of Tactical Medical Solutions Inc. of Anderson, to the statewide District Export Council, while re-appointing another 15 to the organization.

The South Carolina District Export Council, coupled with its 59 counterparts nationwide, is a volunteer organization drawn from local businesses, governmental agencies and non-profits. DECs are composed of seasoned exporters whose companies have been positively impacted by international sales and exporting. Its members help ensure U.S. companies remain globally competitive through professional mentoring and advocacy.

DEC members serve two-year terms and are appointed directly by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

The new DEC members will work with statewide businesses, and have the ability to leverage the knowledge of their own industries and exporting for the betterment of other companies. Through their community relationships, DEC members also work to identify key issues affecting industry competitiveness in the global marketplace as well as enhance the efforts of U.S. Commercial Service located in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, the export assistance centers serving all of South Carolina.

Craig Wooten of Tactical Medical Solutions Inc., one of the five newest members on the SC DEC, said he was honored to join the DEC and to help other Anderson and South Carolina businesses.

“Tactical Medical Solutions Inc. has over 35 international distributors and exports to over 65 countries across the globe, this level of success is a testament to our employees in Anderson and the cooperation we get at the local, state, and national levels,” said Ross Johnson, who is CEO and President.

Tactical Medical Solutions Inc. is a global developer and manufacturer of medical supplies for combat and tactical medicine.

DECs, established in 1973, are managed by the Secretary of Commerce. DECs serve as a link between the business community and U.S. Export Assistance Centers across the United States.

For more information on the District Export Council, visit their nationwide site at http://www.districtexportcouncil.org/ and on their statewide site at http://www.sctrade.org/.