There are many translation agencies in the US, but only some pair their translation services with balanced interpreting services, even though the interpreting market is a fast-growing segment of the language services industry. Even fewer offer interpreting equipment alongside their interpreting services. Companies that do offer interpreting services and equipment, however, are able to expand into the competitive conference interpreting market through new or existing clients. This presentation guides participants through the decision-making process one company made to develop interpreting and equipment services, how it was implemented, and how it continues to benefit the company (and its clients) today.
David Utrilla studied international business and economics in Peru and in the USA. In 1995 he founded U.S. Translation Company and serves currently as its CEO. He has been given multiple awards including Utah’s Best of State, Inc. 500/5000 for fastest growing companies in America, Mountain West Capital Network’s top 100 fastest growing companies in Utah, Top Forty Business Executives Under 40, and the Small Business Person of the Year by the SBA. In 2014 he received the Weber State University Distinguished Alumnus Award and in 2015 the Utah Valley University Atlas Award. David also serves as the Chair of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is on the World Trade Center Utah Board of Directors, is Vice President of the Utah Consular Corps, is on the Weber State University President’s National Advisory Council, and is an Advisory Board Member for the School of Business and Economics. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of Peru as the Honorary Consul of Peru in Utah and he currently holds this position.