FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2015) - Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize, is a recipient of the World Trade Center Institute's (WTCI) 2015 Maryland International Business Leadership Award. It was presented on March 12 during a ceremony with 300 high-level business leaders, including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, at Baltimore's American Visionary Arts Museum.

The annual Maryland International Business Leadership Awards celebrates vision, international success and excellence in leadership for the winning companies and State of Maryland. Welocalize is a global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions with corporate headquarters located in Frederick, Maryland, where Smith Yewell founded the company in 1997 with 12 employees and one office. Today, the company has more than 600 employees and 13 global offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, China and Japan.

The winners of the 2015 Maryland International Leadership Awards are Smith Yewell, CEO at Welocalize; Captain Eric Nielsen, president of The Association of Maryland Pilots; Scott Delaney, CEO at Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Jenny Regan, CEO of Key Tech; Stephanie Hill, VP & general manager of IS&GS Civil at Lockheed Martin; Manish Kothari, president at Sheladia Associates, Inc.; and Wade Watson, VP operations at Volvo Group.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by the World Trade Center Institute and to receive the prestigious Maryland International Business Leadership Award," said Smith Yewell, co-founder and CEO at Welocalize. "I view this as a reflection of all the hard-working Welocalize team members around the world who strive every day to exceed our client's expectations and deliver pioneering translation and localization solutions."

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About Welocalize - Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative translation and localization solutions helping global brands to grow and reach audiences around the world in more than 157 languages. Our solutions include global localization management, translation, supply chain management, people sourcing, language services and automation tools including MT, testing and staffing solutions and enterprise translation management technologies. With over 600 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China.

About WTCI - Established in 1989, the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) operates as a private, non-profit membership organization financed jointly by area businesses and the State of Maryland. It is the largest international business network of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region and has served more than 18,000 clients. In addition, WTCI acts as the World Bank Group's Private Sector Liaison Office for the region, enabling local firms to access opportunities in developing counties. Each year WTCI welcomes more than 700 foreign visitors through its Professional Exchanges Program, 1,500 regional business leaders to its events, and serves thousands of members through its network connections and business services.

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