Philip Pittsford

Associate & Former Chair
Illinois DEC
 
 
Business Information: 
International Sales Manager
Phone: (630) 890-0122
Email: philip.pittsford@usaexporter.org
 
Bio:
Phlip Pittsford has over 25 years of international business experience with both imports and exports. The past 20 years have been spent in the dietary supplement business, opening export markets to American made products. Philip is Vice-Chair of the Illinois District Export Council for the past four years and a member since 2001.  In addition to being on the IDEC, he also serves as Vice-Chair of the Global Connections Committee for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. He has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management [Thunderbird] and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. At NOW Health Group, Inc.  Philip established and built the NOW International sales division which currently, is actively engaged in over 70 countries around the world.  NOW International has been recognized for its export achievements over the years, the most recent include:
 
Illinois Governor’s Export Award - 2011
President’s E-Star Award - 2010
U.S. Commercial News Exporter of the Year Health & Beauty category – 2009
Illinois Governor’s Export Award – 2008
President’s E-Award for Export Excellence – 2007
 
Philip actively offers his time and services in support of the Commercial Service and Ex-Im bank as well as the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago through the sharing of his knowledge and experiences in global business. This has included:
 
• Panelist at the Ex-Im Bank’s Exports Live Chicago program twice [Nov ’09 and Oct ‘11].
• Presenter at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on introduction to exporting [Jan ‘12].
• Speaker at the International Trade Association seminar on defending your IP in China.
• Presentation at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, for the China IPR training

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