SOR Controls Group Contracts Manager Appointed to Mid-America District Export Council

Susan Ballew

(Lenexa, Kansas, USA January 23, 2023)- Susan Ballew, Contracts Manager of SOR Controls Group, has been appointed as a member of the Mid-America District Export Council (MADEC) and has been designated to the Council’s Business Committee.


MADEC is comprised of a wide range of individuals experienced in international trade and Ballew now has access to an abundance of resources on all export and trade related issues.


“I am honored to be appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a member of the Mid-America District Export Council and look forward to advocating for effective trade policies within our region,” said Ballew.


Ballew currently works as the Contracts Manager for SOR Controls Group and has over thirteen years of experience in all aspects of government and commercial contracting, as well as contract management and compliance.


In this role, Ballew will work with MADEC to support the United States Department of Commerce export programming and goals by providing guidance and support to small and medium sized businesses interested in or currently involved in international trade.


“Having access to the area’s top international trade experts will build upon my knowledge of U.S. export regulations and controls to strengthen the export compliance efforts of SOR, as well as provide me with insight into trade policies and issues that may impact SOR,” said Ballew.


Ballew’s appointment will benefit both SOR and customers through direct access to key U.S. Department of Commerce personnel responsible for overseeing U.S. trade policy.  Through networking with regional and national business leaders with extensive expertise in international trade and U.S. export regulations, SOR now has greater insight into possible trade issues and how we may better prepare for those challenges.


SOR Controls Group is a global leader in the design and manufacture of measurement and control devices under the brands of SORSmart Sensors (SSi) and SENSOR Sampling Systems. SOR Controls Group actively serves all sectors of the process industry with particular strengths in the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and power segments. We also maintain an engineering and design team capable of providing engineered-to-order systems and products when required.

With manufacturing locations in Lenexa, Kansas and Houston, Texas and regional offices in Beijing and Dubai. SOR Controls Group supports a network of sales and service personnel capable of addressing customer requirements in any geographic market around the world.