Tom Robinson is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Global Opportunities Center. He is also Executive Vice President of ERD Ltd., Inc. in Kernersville, NC. ERD is an engineer owned and operated commercial and industrial electronics repair company with almost 6,000 customers in 68 countries. In May 2016, the company received the Presidential Award for Export Achievements through U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Tom was named 2015 SBA Exporter of the year for the state of North Carolina and he received the U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Award in 2013. He is a member of the North Carolina District Export Council, sits on the advisory board for the School of Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), and the North Carolina Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC). He has been a guest speaker at the Bryan School of Business at UNCG, DEC Export University, the Certified Global Business Professional training program sponsored by SBTDC, and Forsyth Technical Community College. Tom contributed to articles by Global Trade Magazine, National Public Radio, and Tradeology, the official blog of U.S. Trade Administration.