Jet Edge Inc., a St. Michael, Minn.-based manufacturer of industrial waterjet cutting and surface preparation equipment, reports that Jet Edge International Sales Manager David Anderson has been appointed by U.S Secretary of Commerce John Bryson to serve a four-year term on the Minnesota District Export Council (DEC).

The Minnesota DEC is a private, non-profit organization under direction from the U.S. Department of Commerce that brings together experienced international business people from the private sector who provide guidance and assistance in international markets. The council works alongside the U.S. Commercial Service to promote exports through business counseling, networking, education, and community outreach.

Anderson brings to the DEC more than 20 years of experience in international sales management to share with other small and medium sized businesses in Minnesota who are just beginning or thinking about exports as a way to grow their companies’ revenues. During his career, he has travelled extensively throughout the world and has established OEMs, dealers and distributors in approximately 35 countries on six continents.

His accomplishments at Jet Edge include opening a sales, service and training office in China, establishing an R&D partnership with waterjet manufacturer Tecnocut S.p.A. in Italy and establishing new export sales for Jet Edge in Japan, China, South Korea, Poland, Italy, and the Middle East. Anderson also has established a rigorous training program for all international distributors, Jet Edge says, to ensure they are equipped to provide optimum service and support to Jet Edge’s overseas customers.