Dr. Dharma deSilva
International Business Excellence Awards
The International Business Excellence Awards (IBEA) are presented annually by the World Trade Council of Wichita, Inc. to a small and large company whose global successes has positively impacted the greater Wichita area. Their successes exemplify the innovative spirit of south central Kansas and have significantly increased international business in our area.
Eligible companies are expected to:
- Provide evidence of conducting a portion of their business or service internationally
- Have realized exemplary growth in international business development
- Demonstrated a distinctive strategy of achieving this growth
- Active in civic affairs through business development or professional activities
- Contribute to visibility of the greater Wichita area as a destination for international business
You may nominate your company or any company you feel deserves this honor. Information submitted will be kept strictly confidential. The selection committee consists of members from the Executive Board of the World Trade Council of Wichita, Inc. who will review nominations and make the final selection of award recipients.
Awards will be presented during the World Trade Week Banquet in May. Company winners will receive recognition of their products or services and their outstanding international business achievement during the awards ceremony.
Please complete the nomination form by March 30, 2019.
The nomination form can be accessed HERE.
International Business Excellence and
Export Achievement Past Award Recipients
2016 | Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
2015 | Koch Industries, Inc.
2014 | Balco, Inc. & Harlow Aerostructures LLC
2013 | Pioneer Balloon Company
2012 | Bunting Magnetics Co.
2011 | Celestaire
2011 | Cargill Meat Solutions
2010 | INTRUST Bank
2009 | Cessna Aircraft Company
2009 | Wolfe Electric/XLT Ovens
2008 | Mid-Continent Instruments
2008 | Hustler Turf Equipment
2007 | The Grasshopper Co.
2007 | Hawker Beechcraft
2006 | Lubrication Engineers Inc.
2006 | Pioneer Balloon Company
2005 | Cessna Finance Corporation
2004 | BG Products, Inc.
2003 | Excel Corporation & Cargill, Inc.
2002 | York International Unitary Products Group
2000 | The Bradbury Group
1999 | Learjet, Bombardier Aerospace
1998 | Chance Rides, Inc.
1997 | Cessna Aircraft Company
1997| Tramco, Inc.
1996 | Raytheon Aircraft Company
1995 | Mueller Industries, Inc.
1994 | Kreonite, Inc.
1993 | Metal-Fab, Inc.
1992 | Learjet, Inc.
1991 | American Maplan Corpl
1991 | Coleman International
1990 | Brite Voice Systems
1990 | Great Plains Industries, Inc.
1989 | Cessna Aircraft Company
1988 | International Petroleum Services
1987 | Excel Corporation
1987 | Mycrotek, Inc.
1986 | Pepsico Food Services
1985 | B & D Instruments
1985 | United Instruments
1984 | United Industries
1984 | Airparts International
1984 | NCR Corporation
1983 | Gott Corporation
1983 | Cessna Aircraft Company
1982 | Ross Ind., Department of Cargill
1982 | The Coleman Company (Int'l)
1981 | Boeing Military Airplane Company
1981 | Beech Aircraft Corporation
1980 | Gates Learjet Corporation
1979 | Pizza Hut, Inc.
1979 | Cowan International (Pro-Ex Int'l)
1978 | MBPXL Corporation
1978 | International Petroleum Services
1977 | Kreonite, Inc.
1977 | Great Plains Industries, Inc.
1976 | Hesston Corporation