The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Selects
Phil Rinaldi, CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions
To Receive the 2015 Global Business Leadership Award
Ceremony and Reception
May 7, 2015 at the Franklin Institute
January 14, 2015, Philadelphia, PA….The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) has selected Phil Rinaldi, CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, to receive the WTCGP’s highest award given to an individual – the Global Business Leadership Award.
The Global Business Leadership Award is given annually to individuals, in recognition of their global vision and contribution to regional economic growth and jobs through global trade.
“Mr. Rinaldi’s vision for the region as an energy hub, expanding industry and manufacturing, clearly positions the region to attract global trade and investment and compete more aggressively in the global marketplace. We are delighted that he has accepted our award,” says Linda Conlin, President, WTCGP.
“I am honored to receive this Global Business Leadership award from the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. My vision and my passion is to make Philadelphia the energy hub of the northeast ant the support here has been extraordinary,” says Phil Rinaldi, CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions.
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the United Nations, in cooperation with the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) chartered a day to be recognized around the world as “World Trade Centers Day.” Every World Trade Center creates its own signature event with the common goal of celebrating peace and prosperity through global trade.
Each year the WTCGP also recognizes two member companies (one each in Pennsylvania and South Jersey), whose global achievement has contributed to the economic growth and prosperity of the Greater Philadelphia region. The member company award recipient announcement is expected in late January 2015.
On May 7, 2015, the WTCGP will be joining the region’s international business community and senior government officials to honor Phil Rinaldi at an award ceremony and reception to be held at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
About the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP), a non-profit and membership – based organization, accelerates global business growth for companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey by providing customized, one-on-one trade counseling, market research, educational programs, trade mission support, business networking events, and powerful connections to customers and partners worldwide, including 325 world trade centers in 92 countries. Since 2002, the WTCGP has served as a catalyst for regional economic growth and job creation, helping area companies generate over $1.2B in incremental export sales, supporting over 15,000 jobs.
About Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of petroleum and petrochemical products and operates two domestic refineries, Girard Point and Point Breeze, and is the longest continuously operating refinery on the East Coast, processing approximately 330,000 barrels of crude oil per day making it the largest oil refining complex on the Eastern seaboard.