Columbia Tech Associates Receive Honorable Mention for Prestigious 2012 GINA Award

March 14, 2013


Columbia Tech, a contract manufacturing subsidiary of Coghlin Companies Inc., recently had two associates nominated for the prestigious 2012 GINA Award, presented by Evolutions in Business of Chelmsford, MA, for excellence in export compliance.Geraldine St. Jean and Richard Schulman received honorable mentions for the individual award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to export compliance in ITAR. They have pushed to build robust export compliance programs, with the support of Coghlin Companies. Coghlin Companies is committed to compliance and U.S. National Security, and continues to take measures to ensure the satisfaction of their clients.

“The Coghlin Companies have been tremendously supportive of our efforts to develop, execute, and maintain our export control systems,” said Geraldine St. Jean, Manager of Audit and Training at Columbia Tech. She continued, “We were extremely honored to have been considered for this prestigious award.”

The GINA Award for Outstanding Export Compliance is awarded to individuals who have implemented best practices into their company including organizing and receiving export education, establishing accuracy in documentation, demonstrating tenacity to see compliance through, displaying commitment to the law and regulations, and having the courage to protect national security interests and prevent unlawful exports. Columbia Tech also won the Corporate Export Compliance Commitment last year. Columbia Tech is committed to full compliance and respecting the law in product development, contract manufacturing, and all other future endeavors.

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