March 18, 2018

Trade Trendsetters

Taking Florida International

Mike Vogel | 6/1/2008


Police Protection

Roy Bedard
RRB Systems International

Roy Bedard
Roy Bedard

Police equipment entrepreneur Roy Bedard, 41, dates his exporting to 1998 in Mexico. In the fragmented U.S. market, a 1,000-person force is big; he sold Mexico’s federal police on his product — and it purchased 7,000 units. A champion martial arts expert and then police officer, Bedard trains police, corrections, military and private security personnel to use his Rapid Rotation Baton and other products.

Composite Repairs

Aviv Tzur
Ultimate Aircraft Composites

Aviv Tzur
Aviv Tzur
executive chairman
Fort Lauderdale

Aviv Tzur and co-investors took control in 2003 of Ultimate Aircraft Composites, a repairer of parts made of composite materials in commercial and military aircraft. One-third of the 40-employee company’s approximately $8-million in revenue comes from international sales. The Israel native, 46, and U.S. citizen is active in the Beacon Council, Miami-Dade’s economic developer, and has been on numerous Enterprise Florida trade missions.

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