Shepherd Wins SBA Award
Donald Shep Shepherd, founder and president of
AR Worldwide, has won the U.S. Small Business Administrations
2005 Exporter of the Year Award for Eastern Pennsylvania.
He received the award at SBA Day at Citizens Bank Ballpark
before a Philadelphia Phillies game on May 19.
For more than 35 years, Shepherd and AR Worldwide have played
a major role in the success of the automotive, aerospace,
telecom, and medical industries. The companys client
list includes industry giants such as Chrysler, Ford, Motorola,
and General Electric. The U.S. military also uses AR Worldwide
products for communications, electronic warfare and homeland
From a small engineering firm that began in Sheps basement,
AR has expanded to include 25 international organizations.
His efforts in expanding international markets have resulted
in increased sales and higher employment levels. Located in
Souderton, PA, AR manufactures amplifiers, antennas and electronic