May 21, 2018


VISTA, CA — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Applied Membranes, Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21. 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.

“Applied Membranes has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Applied Membranes’ more than 500% growth in exports over the past four years, which supported a 20% increase in employment. The company’s development of a domestic project to use as a prototype for a project in the Middle East was also particularly notable. Applied Membranes’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.

Applied Membranes, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of Reverse Osmosis Membranes, Systems and Components, both commercial and residential. AMI has been manufacturing Reverse Osmosis Systems, RO Membranes and Water Filtration Components under the AMI label for over 35 years. AMI Products have earned an industry-wide reputation for their high quality and superior performance.

“Conducting business in a global market is often complex, yet our AMI family is motivated every day to make a difference in the American economy growth, create local jobs, and impact the entire world in a positive way.” said Gil Dhawan, President of Applied Membranes, Inc.  “Buyers and consumers in foreign markets want quality products made in the United States, and we are honored to receive the “E” Award.”

In total, Secretary Ross honored 43 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 Unite