Element 119 Receives 2024 President’s “E” Award

The highest recognition a U.S. entity can earn for contributing to the expansion of U.S. exports

“These achievements are the result of the commitment to quality and the hard work of our entire team.”

CEO Andrew Zeppa

PLAINVILLE, CT—Element 119 LLC received the President’s E Award for Exports in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2024. The Connecticut-based company was one of 30 U.S. companies to be presented with the award at the 63rd annual “E” Awards ceremony, which honors significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.

The “E” Awards Committee recognized Element 119’s near tripling of export sales over a four-year period, as well as its ongoing market research and development of new export markets. “Element 119’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and recognize America’s exporters. American companies are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network within the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

The President’s “E” Award is the latest export-related honor Element 119 has recently received. The company was also named 2023 New England Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and was recognized by the Connecticut District Export Council for new market expansion.

“These achievements are the result of the commitment to quality and the hard work of our entire team,” according to founder and CEO Andrew Zeppa, “as well as the continued trust of our dedicated customers, suppliers, and distributors.”

Element 119 has been producing industry-leading ceramic composite nanocoatings for the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries since its founding in 2010. The company is undergoing expansion, moving its current production facility in Thomaston and its business offices in Cheshire to a new larger facility in Plainville, CT. For more information, visit: www.element119.com.


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Mark Sullivan
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Element 119’s origin began in Connecticut back in 2010 as a specialty coating R&D company specializing in the aerospace industry. Coatings were developed for the likes of Sikorsky, Bombardier, as well as predominant airlines internationally.

10+ years and billions of dollars in protected assets later Element 119 is now represented in over 50 countries and counting. We owe our success to our close relationships with System X distribution and installation partners. We remain true to our mission, focused on delivering the best, most efficient, longest lasting coating technology on the planet. All of our ceramic coatings are manufactured at our facility in Thomaston, CT USA to the absolute highest quality standards.

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