Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. hosted a visit by Mr. Fred Hochberg, Chairman of EX-IM Bank of Washington, DC.
As a significant exporter of capital goods for the marine industry Thrustmaster enters 2012 with $200M in export sales on the books from contracts with shipyards in China, Korea, Brazil, and Singapore.
Working with companies like Thrustmaster, EX-IM Bank strives to meet the goal of the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI) to double exports by 2015.EX-IM Bank recently reported a record breaking year approving over $32 billion in financing supporting approximately 300,000 US jobs. Thrustmaster employs approximately 300 in Houston, TX.
During this visit Mr. Hochberg met with Thrustmaster President Joe Bekker to discuss expanding credit options that will open more doors for new credit facility with Amegy Bank (NASDAQ-ABNK) which is backed, in part, by EX-IM Bank. Mr. Bekker and Jim Jennings, General Manager for Thrustmaster then led a tour of Thrustmaster’s 200,000 sq ft brand new thruster factory, the largest of its kind in the world. Attending were Ex-Im BankFred P. Hochberg, ChairmanPatrick Crilley, Director-Southwest Regional Export Finance Center
ThrustmasterJoe Bekker, PresidentJim Jennings, General ManagerGreg Ault, ControllerRob Watson, Marketing Manager
Amegy BankScott J. McLean, CEOT.J. Raguso, Senior Vice President & International Division Mgr.Michael Adams, Senior Vice President (Domestic Relationship Mgr.)Juan Acevedo, Vice President (International Relationship Mgr.)Leigh Akin, Senior Vice President & Communications Manager