RTKL Associates Inc. Chairman Harold L. Adams yesterday was named the first recipient of the World Trade Center Institute's Governor's Award, for his work promoting Maryland businesses internationally.
The 56-year-old head of the city's largest architectural firm received the award from Gov. Parris N. Glendening at a luncheon at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Mr. Adams, who is chairman of the World Trade Center Institute, has been primarily responsible for expanding RTKL's scope beyond Baltimore and the United States.
In 1992, RTKL's international subsidiary was named by the Japanese government as the first-ever foreign firm eligible to bid on construction and consulting projects in that country.
Mr. Adams was also a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's service policy advisory committee.
BalTerm, a joint venture of Terminal Corp. and Logistec Stevedoring Inc. at Dundalk Marine Terminal, received an import award. An export award went to Denro, Inc., a supplier of communication switching systems for commercial and military airports.