Farmingdale, NY, November 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Marion Rifkind was born in Wolverhampton, England. She earned her B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Manchester. She is currently the Owner and President of Universe Technical Translation Inc. where she has been working for the past 31 years. This is a translation service company that provides technical, legal and commercial translation and interpretation in 60 languages. Their services include translations of technical manuals, video voice-overs and offer simultaneous translations for conferences. They are headquartered in Houston, Texas and have an office in Baku, Azerbaijan, a sales office in London, an office in Moscow and have representation on Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ms. Rifkind was invited to come from London to handle a special project. This involved setting up translation services for a contract where Dresser Industries (US) was to supply turbines to the Soviets. Ms. Rifkind is responsible for overall company operations, major accounts, language classes, cross-cultural training, public relations, customer relations and international operations. She has provided interpretation services for President Putin of Russia, President Bush, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, President Niyazov of Turkmenistan and President Jiang Zemin of China. In 1990, Ms. Rifkind established the Soviet American Chamber of Commerce in Houston which subsequently became the CIS American Chamber of Commerce. The goal was to create an environment for US and Soviet business people to come together to exchange ideas and foster connections among business people from both countries. It also created a place to network with others who were trying to accomplish similar goals. She has been honored in 2009 as the 18th Woman-Owned Fastest Growing Business in Houston and in 2011, received the Top 100 Diversity Award for Privately Held Business in Texas. She was also the First Woman Cruise Director onboard a passenger cruise ship in1975. She is a member of the American Translators Association/the Russian American Chamber of Commerce/the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Interpreters and Translators Association. Her leisure time is spent enjoying her 4 children, playing tennis, biking, dancing and cooking.
The Professional of the Year membership in America’s Registry is awarded to those candidates who have achieved recognition in their respective industry or profession for their accomplishments and who have established a commendable reputation. This membership honors individuals who have reached the highest standards of business practices and, as such, should be recognized for their standings in the business world. America’s Registry is pleased to honor Marion Rifkind in this capacity.