By Don Buehler

Growth is a subject which consumes us. Whether it’s the economy, unemployment, stock portfolios, the height of our children, or the expansion of our waistlines – we’re all interested in growth. At Export Solutions, we believe that the strength of our organization lies with our people, and our growth follows from that strength. With that, I’m happy to announce the addition of two excellent trade compliance specialists to our team.

Veronica Palacios has 15 years of experience in trade compliance with a focus on encryption controls, licensing, AES, foreign trade regulations and the EAR. Living previously in Mexico, Veronica is fluent in English and Spanish. She brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to Export Solutions as she has worked with many large companies in a variety of functions.

Ray Castagnaro has more than 28 years of experience in a variety of trade compliance functions with significant expertise in contracts, licensing, training, and implementation of compliance programs. As a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Ray has extensive knowledge of the ITAR and the FARS / DFARS. Ray has also worked with a number of large corporations in a variety of key functions in their trade compliance operations.

I’m happy that these proven professionals have agreed to join our team of seasoned ITAR consultants. Their expertise and background gives us expanded capabilities and bandwidth for future growth. On behalf of Veronica, Ray and the rest of our team, we look forward to serving your trade compliance needs and helping your company grow.

Don Buehler is founder and president of Export Solutions, Inc., a consultancy firm which specializes in helping companies comply with ITAR and EAR.