Northern and Central-West Florida District Export Council Spotlight

Spotlight of the week

Nancy Simmons is the President and owner of Aero Industries Inc. in Orlando, FL, a speciality metals and parts ocmpany, who sells to our government and overseas. This company have been in existence since 1979. She has lived many places in the world including Hong Kong; Johannesburg, Cologne, Montreal, and Toronto. She speaks English, French, and German. She went to university in Canada and has a teaching degree. In 2011, she opened a trading divsion, where they sell oil, fuel, and other commodities around the world. Previous to this, she partnered with a drone company in the UAE and currently, she has a company in Abu Dhabi. She is also a partner in a medical supply company based here in Florida. Presently, she is expanding her metals business to Dubai. She started with the FL DEC in 2007 and won a U.S. Chamber of Commerce award for most improve Export record in 2008. She is also the proud Chairperson of the NCW Fl District Export Council and past Chair of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership here in Florida.