Surface Combustion, Inc. received the Governor's "E" Award for excellence in exporting for the third time. President and CEO William J. Bernard Jr. was presented with the 2010 award from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel at a ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 22. For more than 25 years, the Governor's Excellence in Exporting Awards annually recognize Ohio companies that have increased sales volume through exports, increased Ohio-based employment as a direct result of export activity, or developed and implemented a successful strategy to expand their international sales.

Surface Combustion, which previously won this award in 1999 and 2006, recently completed projects in Canada, China, India, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Taiwan and Venezuela. The company’s exports have increased steadily over the last three years.