COLTRACO ULTRASONICS chief executive officer Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Dr Hunter has been awarded an OBE for his services to business and international trade. He started his career in the military in 1985 before joining Coltraco in 1990, which was founded by Carl's father in 1987. Coltraco manufactures and exports a range of ultrasonic products and systems to more than 110 countries. Dr Hunter is an active member of the Fire Sector Federation and is a respected speaker at fire safety events across the World as well as a regular contributor for Fire & Security Matters magazine.
Earlier this year, Dr Hunter was appointed as an export champion for the department of international trade. Speaking after receiving news of his Honour, Dr Hunter said: "I am honoured to be awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen. Since 2017 I have had the privilege to see some very fine, and largely unreported, work in our government and Parliament and have met extraordinary and dedicated Ministers, Parliamentarians, Civil Servants and business leaders. Public service is about the common good and the elevation of the condition of the people at home and overseas.
"As a former soldier and businessman I believe "national service" is done for the country as much in the private as the public sectors, that the partnership between government and business in a shared national endeavour is therefore an essential one, and see UK exporting and investment as a key component to global stability and national prosperity and that the link between both is a national interest that serves global security. I believe my role in the company is to create a happy and dynamic environment for all the members of it so as to create a profitable and sustainable company.
"I am proud of the company, for the wonderful and professional human beings they are and it is a credit to them that we won the Queen’s Award for International Trade last month."
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