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April 21, 2016

Metro Atlanta Chamber names 2016 Global Impact Award winners

ATLANTA – Four companies were selected as Atlanta’s most notable leaders in international business at the 2016 Global Impact Awards. The Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) annual Global Impact Awards event honors international business excellence, innovation and leadership.

Award finalists and winners were honored at an April 20 luncheon event at the Georgia Aquarium.

The event winners by category are:

Foreign Investment – Bauerfeind USA, Inc. – Founded in Kennesaw, Georgia as a subsidiary of Bauerfeind AG, Bauerfeind USA, Inc. provides superior medical and support products that help people live active lives at any age. Through their products and commitment to quality, Bauerfeind USA, Inc. supports maintaining and regaining health, increasing well-being and ensuring a greater quality of life. Now headquartered in Midtown Atlanta, the company is one of the largest health care equipment manufacturers in the world.

Global Business Growth – Aventure Aviation – Headquartered in Atlanta, Aventure Aviation is a global and leading aftermarket aviation parts supplier. The global company supplies parts and repair management for commercial airlines, regional operators, military air forces and MRO facilities. Aventure Aviation is known for maintaining the highest standards in our quality control procedures, meeting and exceeding both the Aviation Suppliers Association ASA100 and FAA Advisory Circular 00-56A standards.

Global Partner – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – As the world’s most traveled airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the primary hub for travel throughout the Southeastern United States. With award-winning efficiency, ATL serves more than 100 million passengers annually and connects metro Atlanta to 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. Through their leadership and partnerships, Hartsfield-Jackson

Innovation – Georgia Tech – Located in Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

“The Atlanta region is fueled by global commerce,” said Hala Moddelmog, MAC president and CEO. “The work that these companies have done on a global scale has helped grow Atlanta’s international brand and is a key component in driving the region’s economic engine.”

Now in its seventh year, the Global Impact Awards showcase excellence and innovation in international business, honoring MAC members who have gone above and beyond and exhibiting excellence in the area of global commerce.

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on growing the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story. For more information, visit


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