Idaho’s District Export Council member Ernesto Pinal was elected to serve on the National Steering Committee for the Pacific North District Export Council. Mr. Pinal, is the Director of International Business Development for nextScan, a world leading manufacturer of micrographics equipment. The Pacific North District Export Council serves North California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Idaho.
On Sept. 27, 2017, Pinal began his two-year term on the National Steering Committee where his role will be to advocate nationally on trade issues and challenges relevant to Idaho and the other six states that comprise the Pacific North District Export Council.
The Idaho District Export Council (IDEC) is one of 59 nationwide District Export Councils whose members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to provide support and guidance to the international business community. The IDEC accomplishes this by amplifying the export promotion efforts of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service Office in Boise, and by counseling, educating and mentoring local Idaho businesses; identifying sources of trade and project finance; and researching key issues affecting U.S. and Idaho industry competitiveness in the global marketplace. Pinal has been with nextScan for 11 years and has over 18 years of experience in the high-tech industry and has held multiple positions in a diverse pool of small, medium and large size organizations. Some of his recent achievements include:
- Recipient of the 2015 Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year Award
- Recipient of a U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificate, 2014
- Member of the IDEC Legislative Committee and Liaison to U.S. Senator Mike Crapo’s Office