Robert Storey, President and CEO of Vapotherm Inc, Stevensville, Md, earned Maryland’s 2008 International Business Leadership Award. The award is given by the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), a nonprofit organization that serves as the region’s lead private sector international business partner.

Storey is one of seven winners selected for the award, which is based on exceptional business leadership, determination, and creative strategy in international business.

“It is particularly gratifying to have one’s work recognized publicly by peers who understand how challenging it is to operate effectively in global environment,” says Storey. “However, this award is the result of a corporate-wide effort by a management team that is second –to-none in our industry.”

Vapotherm is a manufacturer of respiratory care devices for hospitals and home care, focused on the development of innovative, noninvasive technologies for respiratory therapy.

Storey will receive the award at a ceremony on March 12 at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.