Aventure Receives President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Export

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Aventure Aviation with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. 

“Aventure Aviation has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Aventure Aviation’s export sales to 43 countries. The company’s volunteer work to help other businesses expand through exporting was also particularly notable. Aventure Aviation’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in her congratulatory letter to Aventure. 

Aventure Aviation is a commercial and military aircraft parts supplier headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The company has been in business for 20 years and has over 1,600 customers with international business accounting for over 70% of sales. 

Aventure has additional offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Pakistan, and China, and representatives in strategic locations around the world. 

“Exporting is an important part of our business,” said Aventure Aviation CEO Zaheer Faruqi. “Buyers and consumers in foreign markets want quality products made in the United States, and we are honored to receive this prestigious recognition. We are truly blessed and proud of our team members who constantly strive to excel in everything we do.” 

In total the Department honored 70 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders. 

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in international markets

Aventure Aviation CEO Zaheer Faruqi and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves with framed "E" Award
Aventure Aviation CEO Zaheer Faruqi (L) and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, moments after Aventure received the President’s “E” Award in Washington, D.C. on November 5.