NextScan’s Ernesto Pinal Wins Small Business Administ


News Release: For Immediate Release
Contact: Church Kayla
Idaho Commerce

NextScan’s Ernesto Pinal Wins Small Business Administration’s ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award

The award was presented at the 2nd annual Zions Bank Small Business Conference on September 2, 2015

Boise, Idaho—Tuesday, September 22, 2015—Ernesto Pinal, the Vice President of International Business Development at NextScan, was awarded the Small Business Administration’s Region 10 Exporter of the Year award at the 2nd annual Zions Bank Small Business Conference.

Each year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes individuals in small businesses for their contributions to and accomplishments in export markets. The Exporter of the Year is awarded to one winner in each of the 50 states. The winners in each state then compete in one of 10 regions. Idaho is part of SBA region 10 which includes Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

“I am honored and particularly humbled to receive an award of this caliber,” said Pinal. “I am also excited to help bring national attention to both NextScan and the state of Idaho.”

During his tenure with NextScan, Pinal has worked on the development and implementation of an innovative and sustainable export strategy. The implementation of such strategy has consistently increased NextScan’s international business, as well as its global market penetration to include markets in Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. NextScan currently ships approximately 42% of its deployments overseas and exports to 42 countries in five continents.

When asked to share the keys to their success, Pinal stated “Keeping in constant contact with your customer’s needs and markets trends is essential to develop and deliver timely solutions. The use of programs tailored to address the realities and needs of international markets is fundamental to gain customer confidence and brand recognition”.

In addition to this award, Pinal has been presented with the 2014 Export Achievement Award by the United States Department of Commerce, was selected to participate in the 2013 Idaho Governor Trade Mission to Russia and the 2015 Trade Mission to Latin America, and was invited by the US Chamber of Commerce, and participated actively, in the lobbing for the renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). He is currently a member of the Idaho Export Council.

NextScan is a global leader in the micrographics conversion and document management industry. Incorporated in 2002, NextScan was established to provide the microfilm conversion market with an innovative high performance alternative to existing scanning technologies.

With a vast experience in the field of technology development for document imaging applications, NextScan has developed several key patents for the industry and has emerged internationally as a leader in the next generation high performance microfilm scanning solutions. NextScan develops all its software and hardware employing 100% Idaho local talent, contributing to the innovation and intellectual property advances of Idaho.

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