March 30th, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - XPEL, the market leader in advanced paint protection film for automobiles, has received an award for its outstanding success as a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) exporter in the United States.  Presented by non-profit business education group NASBITE International and economic development organization Greater Spokane Incorporated, XPEL was given the award Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the World Trade Day and National Small Business Exporter Summit held at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Wash.
XPEL was among an elite group of 30 exporters from across the nation that received awards for demonstrated excellence in export sales during the second annual event for executives, consultants and export managers.  On hand to accept the award for the Texas-based manufacturer and distributor of self-adhesive urethane film was XPEL International Account Manager Luke Rood.
"XPEL is truly honored to receive this award that recognizes our excellence in export business practices," said Rood.  "The award is confirmation that we not only provide the industry's leading automotive protection film but also conduct business in a way that puts us among the leading small-to-medium-sized exporters in the nation."
In addition to the awards program, the World Trade Day and National Small Business Exporter's Summit brought together some of the top small business exporters in the United States. The annual event provides an opportunity to exchange and share exporting best practices and lessons learned for small businesses seeking export growth.  Participating speakers represented companies in 18 states and Puerto Rico, and included SBA Exporters of the Year and Presidential "E" Award winners.  Many of the attending exporters participated in master-class sessions where tools and techniques were shared to help organizations improve their export success.
"We continue to see consistent growth and opportunities internationally," said Rood.  "This is in large part due to our incredible group of international partners who have helped the XPEL brand become the top choice for consumers wanting to protect their beloved cars."
XPEL is best known for its flagship product, ULTIMATE paint protection film. The clear-coated polyurethane film is sold by a network of authorized dealers and offers outstanding strength, durability, clarity and longevity to protect hoods, bumpers, mirrors, headlamps and more.  With exceptional elongation, memory and flexibility, the film offers protection against stone chips, scratches and abrasions on vehicles.  XPEL ULTIMATE carries a 10-year warranty and is backed by a worldwide network of certified installers.  

About XPEL Technologies Corp.
      XPEL leads the industry in designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performance automotive paint and headlamp protection film technologies.  Using XPEL's propriety software and patented materials, the company's professional design team develops products that deliver the ultimate in vehicle protection, meeting the demands of a broad range of makes and models.  With more than 70,000 vehicle-specific applications and a global network of trained installers, XPEL is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in providing high-quality products, customer service and technical support.  XPEL Technologies Corp. (TSXV: DAP.U) is publicly traded on the TSXV Exchange.  Visit www.xpel.com or call:  800-447-9928 for more information.

About NASBITE International
      NASBITE is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of trade education and professionalism in support of global business.  Specifically, NASBITE is the leading authority for global business education, trade credentialing, training and practice.  The organization is also the steward of the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential.  NASBITE has nearly 2,000 CGBPs and members in the United States, Canada and Mexico who work as trade assistance providers, managers in exporting companies and experts in a wide range of service-oriented companies that support international trade.
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Photo Caption:  Jackie Rasmussen, CGBP Governance Council Chair with Luke Rood, International Account Manager, XPEL Technologies Corp