MITC announces International Trade and Investment Award honorees

The Portland-based Maine International Trade Center has announced the winners of the 2016 International Trade and Investment Awards, which will officially be presented on May 26 — Maine International Trade Day.

The award winners are:

Exporter of the Year: Kepware Technologies

Kepware Technologies is a Portland-based software development company focused on solutions to assist businesses including manufacturing, natural gas, and utilities companies in more than 100 countries in connecting automation devices and software.

“Kepware has increased revenue by more than 60% since 2012 in large part to strong growth rates in international markets. In 2015, bookings outside of North America accounted for 42% of our total revenue,” Brett Austin, senior vice president at Kepware said in a news release. “We’ve fueled this growth by investing in both strategic new hires and in the relationships we’ve built with our international distribution partners.”

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