ATLANTA – May 19, 2023 – ProgenaCare Global today announced it was named 2023 Global Exporter of the Year, a distinctive honor for three 2023 GLOBE Award recipients, by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). Managed by the Department’s International Trade team, this state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that expanded sales to new international markets in the previous year.
This was ProgenaCare Global’s first year being recognized as a GLOBE Award recipient.
Bert Jones, Chairman of ProgenaCare Global, celebrated the accomplishment. “It’s such an honor to be named 2023 Global Exporter of the Year and to receive the GLOBE Award on behalf of ProgenaCare Global and all of our team members. It’s a total team effort. We have so many people behind the scenes that made this opportunity happen.”
ProgenaCare Global, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, is a purpose-driven medical device company leveraging cutting-edge advances in biomaterials and digital technologies to provide effective, affordable, advanced wound care solutions to patients across the socioeconomic spectrum and around the world.
In 2022, the company began exporting ProgenaMatrix®, the first and only commercially available human keratin matrix for wound care, to Africa, South America and the Middle East. ProgenaCare Global’s exports have been central to establishing strong healthcare and medical partnerships and substantiating the company’s mission to bring highly effective wound care to patients everywhere in a financially sustainable way to permanently improve lives and change the status quo of the industry.
According to co-founder and Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships & Business Development, John Daniel, “Our work has taken us to many places including Africa; namely Tanzania and Zanzibar. Now we’re getting work started in Uganda and Rwanda and expanding in the Middle East. We’ve had the honor to treat wounded warriors and civilians in Ukraine through a humanitarian trip, so it is a privilege that we were recognized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Governor’s office, and all those that have been supporting us.”
The GLOBE Awards program began in 2014 to recognize local businesses contributing to Georgia’s economic growth through global trade. Since 2014, GDEcD has presented 323 GLOBE Awards to companies across 46 Georgia counties. The winners built successful market entry strategies demonstrating their commitment, determination, and willingness to leverage export resources. For more information on this year’s awards, visit here.