DSEI 2021

Sept. 14-17, 2021

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Washington State: A trusted, global partner

Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Washington State is a global supplier of defense, aerospace and military products, technologies and services. Businesses will find plenty of opportunities in Washington, including those in energy, biofuels, information and communication technology, unmanned systems, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced materials and avionics and navigational systems.

Approximately 2,000 business are part of the supply chain, including Boeing, Insitu, Vigor and Microsoft. The aerospace sector alone supports 1,300 companies providing a range of services and products. Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus tankers and the Navy’s P-8 Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft are produced in Washington as well as hundreds of unmanned and autonomous systems. The industry is supported by research facilities at two world-renowned universities, a national research laboratory and dozens of privately financed labs throughout the state.

Washington companies are interested in FDI and import/export opportunities as well as innovative partnerships.

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s international trade team is happy to help you find new partners and customers, identify import, export and investment opportunities and connect you with businesses, products and services that match your near- and long-term needs in the defense industry.

Expand your business internationally.

Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies. 

Washington State Delegates

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Altek Inc.

We are one of our regions premier contract manufacturers. We also Co-Founders of INWAC (Inland North-West Aerospace Consortium) and play an active role in strengthening and uniting our local manufacturing base to support Medical and Aerospace manufacturing in our Region. INWAC is a regional network of certified-aerospace manufacturers with a variety of core competencies working together to support the industry by using its network to provide turnkey manufacturing solutions that simplify and streamline the procurement process.

Rick Taylor
Vice President
+1 509 435 3088

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Darbonnier Tactical Supply

Darbonnier Tactical Supply (DTS, LLC) is largely comprised of prior military professionals who are dedicated to those that continue to serve to protect us. We provide mission-essential equipment to the Department of Defense, and for everyday operations and deployment of local, state and federal agencies, as well as law enforcement and first responders.

Bryon Nodley
Account Executive
+1 360 929 4787

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Electroimpact is a highly experienced aerospace automation company with an exceptional concentration of engineers. Our wide range of projects include complete automation assembly systems for commercial aircraft wings, riveting machines and tools for wing panel and fuselage assembly, advanced fiber placement machines, robotic assembly systems, and spacecraft handling equipment. Our company was designed by the founder as a haven for engineers, with vertical responsibility for all work from concept to customer acceptance with minimal bureaucracy and barriers to success.

Craig Turnbull
UK Director of Engineering
+44 7739 675 205

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Gladiator Technologies

Since 2005, Gladiator Technologies Division of LKD Aerospace has been a leader in designing and manufacturing low noise, high performance MEMS-based inertial sensors and systems including: gyros, accelerometers, IMUs, and GPS-aided inertial navigation systems. These environmentally robust, cost-effective inertial products have been proven on a variety of missile, torpedo, unmanned vehicles and various other air, sea, and ground platforms.

Eric Yates
VP, New Business Development
+1 206 755 4327

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Hyssos Tech

Hyssos Tech LLC™, a Natural Language company, is the creator of Sketch-Thru-Plan (STP), an open and embeddable natural language microservices engine, powering AI Assistants for C2, turning natural speech, sketches, and handwriting into actionable data for C2, Simulators, C4ISR & GIS systems. STP’s AI components, include Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision and Computational Linguistic techniques to extract meaning from combined human sketches and speech.

Dr. Paulo Barthelmess
+1 206 419 4421

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Stack Metallurgical Group

Stack Metallurgical Group offers high quality heat treating and metal processing services, providing a vital link between raw materials and finished products.  Our metallurgical experts provide a valuable partnership to our customers by assisting with their application and technical needs, and do not leave their side until the project is complete. By offering testing, application, and technical support we give our customers customized solutions for a wide range of metal processing needs.

Kimberly M Chaussee
General Manager
+1 503 310 2146

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Zepher is an AS9100-certified contract manufacturer and integrator of complex electromechanical systems for aerospace, defense, and autonomous vehicle industries. Zepher is also developing a new generation of VTOL fixed-wing UAS for military and government operations. Zepher’s core capability is the turnkey delivery of complex products.

Adam Stolz
VP, Programs
+1 812 664 3021

An export expert is always nearby.

Exports are drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.

Our DSEI 2021 Team

Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.

Keith Swenson

Keith Swenson

Deputy Assistant Director

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206 256 6102


Amandine Crabtree

Amandine Crabtree

International Trade Specialist

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+1 206 256 6137


Lucy Atkinson

Lucy Atkinson

Europe Representative

Washington State
Department of Commerce

+44 (0) 7899 804 036


Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.