The ROHO Group Recognized as Illinois Exporter of the Year

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The ROHO Group, Inc., an Illinois-based manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, has been named the recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Export Award for Exporter of the Year for Medium-Sized Businesses. The annual Illinois Governor’s Export Awards honor Illinois-based businesses for export achievement.

The ROHO Group's CFO Jeff Baker, Sr. Director of Global Sales Support Lynette Schanuel and Pres. Tom Borcherding accept the Illinois Governor’s Export Award for Exporter of the Year for Medium-Sized Businesses.

“While the Illinois Governor’s Export Award for Exporter of the Year award showcases our success in building the ROHO brand on a global scale, it is really a testament to the associates of ROHO,” The ROHO Group President Tom Borcherding said.

The ROHO Group, Inc., an Illinois-based manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, has been named the recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Export Award for Exporter of the Year for Medium-Sized Businesses. The annual Illinois Governor’s Export Awards honor Illinois-based businesses for export achievement.

Illinois legislature established the awards to recognize Illinois-based companies which contribute to the health of the Illinois economy by investing in and generating significant revenue from export operations. The awards are announced annually, in a presentation ceremony hosted by the Governor and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Office of Trade and Investment. The awards are based on a variety of criteria including export sales volume, export sales growth, international marketing strategies and multi-lingual and cultural efforts. The Governor’s Export Awards are part of Illinois Export Week that is designed to help companies find answers and advice on exporting.

“While the Illinois Governor’s Export Award for Exporter of the Year award showcases our success in building the ROHO brand on a global scale, it is really a testament to the associates of ROHO,” The ROHO Group President Tom Borcherding said, “They have been the foundation of the company’s success for more than 35 years. Our associates, along with our business partners throughout the world are the true recipients of this exciting award.”

Robert H. Graebe founded The ROHO Group, a family-owned company, in 1973 located in Belleville, Ill. The company’s brand names, ROHO® and AIRHAWK™, are recognized globally as brand leaders in wheelchair and motorcycle seating, respectively. The products are made in the company’s Belleville manufacturing facility.

More than 55 percent of The ROHO Group’s total company revenues are from export sales in more than 60 international markets. In April 2010, The ROHO Group received its largest single order in company history for more than 10,000 ROHO QUADTRO SELECT® Cushions from a Latin American country. The ROHO Group continues to invest heavily in international business development and export activities.

Specializing in shape fitting technology®, The ROHO Group manufactures and distributes a variety of standard and custom-size wheelchair cushions and accessories, back systems, powered and non-powered support surfaces. For more information, visit The ROHO Group’s website at http://www.therohogroup.com or contact customer service at (800) 851-3449 or (618) 277-9173 outside the U.S.

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