FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2009
Stephanie M. O'Keefe, SVP, Communications, 1-202-565-3201, orPhil Cogan, VP, Communications, 202-565-3203 [Ex-Im Bank]
Washington, DC - Mike Cave, president elect of Boeing Capital Corp. and a senior vice president of The Boeing Company, will talk to Washington state small businesses about expanding sales and creating U.S. jobs through exports at a half-day seminar Nov. 17 organized by six federal agencies at the Washington State & Convention Center in Seattle.
As America's largest exporter, Boeing employs tens of thousands of skilled U.S. workers at its facilities and supports jobs indirectly at thousands of small- and mid-sized Boeing suppliers around the country, said Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), one of the six sponsoring agencies of the seminar. We are delighted to have Mike Cave share with seminar attendees his insights gained through a successful career exporting quality American-made technology to the world's markets.
Cave, the designated successor to Boeing Capital President Walt Skowronski beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, is a keynote speaker at Exports Live! Real Deals, Real Profits, an eight-city seminar series. The seminars share strategies and resources used by local small and medium-size businesses that already have discovered how to increase profitability through exporting.
Feature presentations and Q & A sessions will involve successful small-business exporters that have benefited from government export services and solutions. Presenting regional companies include Response Associates, Global Remote Sensing, Seattle Safety, and E-3 Energy.
Representatives of the government organizations providing these export services also are on the program and available later in the day to offer one-on-one consultations. Leading the meeting will be the heads of Ex-Im Bank, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Seattle Mayor Greg Nichols also will deliver an address.
The Seattle seminar follows events in New York, Boston, Miami, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles, and precedes a similar session in Detroit (Dec. 11). About 1,000 small businesses, lenders, brokers and trade specialists have attended the first five seminars.
Cave is a 26-year company veteran. Before assuming his current position as president elect of Boeing Capital Corp. in October, 2009, he was senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy for The Boeing Company. Boeing Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and is responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing's products.
For more information and to register for the nearest Exports Live! seminar, visit www.export.gov/exports_live/ or call toll-free 1-(888) 966-2009. Please note that space is limited.
NOTE TO EDITORS: To clarify: the web site address for more information is www.export.gov/exports[underscore]live/ In other words, there is an underscore between exports and live