Cambridge International lauded as 2016 ‘Future 50’ awardee

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Tracy L. Tyler, president and CEO of Cambridge International, accepts the Future 50 award from SmartCEO at an event held in Virginia recently.

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County-based Cambridge International was recognized by SmartCEO magazine as one of the Washington, D.C. region’s fastest-growing, mid-sized companies at a gala event held Feb. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Virginia. Cambridge CEO Tracy L. Tyler accepted the Future 50 award from SmartCEO market director, Heather Louise Finch before 500 attendees.

Cambridge was the only Eastern Shore awardee and the oldest company selected by the magazine’s editors. Ms. Tyler, the only manufacturing CEOs honored in the Future 50 category, was recognized for her management of the challenges, successes and strategy behind Cambridge’s growth.

“On behalf of our entire team, I am proud to accept this prestigious award,” said Ms. Tyler. “By leveraging the fearlessness of our founders and constantly innovating, we increased sales, customers, revenues and employees, leading to the most successful period in our 105-year history.”

The January 2016 edition of SmartCEO notes that Cambridge has evolved to become the global leader in metal conveyor belts and metal mesh for the architecture industry. Cambridge holds more patents than any other competitor and continues to revolutionize continuous processing belt technology.

Chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, the 2016 awardees represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.

Ms. Tyler was named President and CEO six years ago and has overseen a period of global expansion and growth. She started in the company’s sales division in 1993 and quickly rose through the ranks to become CEO in April 2010.

The world’s largest manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, Cambridge International was founded in 1911 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With an international workforce of more than 400, the company designs, manufacturers and services innovative systems in custom metal mesh for manufacturing, food processing, filtration and architectural applications.

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