Opening hours

Monday through Thursday
8.00 am - 5:00 pm

8.00 am - 2.30 pm

Our services

The Austrian Trade Commission in Los Angeles is your point of contact pertaining to the following industry sectors.

  • Agriculture

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Electrics & Electronics

  • Entertainment (Music, Film)
  • Environmental Technologies

  • Forestry & Timber
  • Green/Sustainable Building

  • Infrastructure (Traffic & Transportation)
  • Logistics & Transportation

  • Maritime
  • Mining

  • New Technologies (Energy Conversion, Optoelectronics, Photonics, Semiconductor, Software Development)
  • Rail

  • Renewables & Natural Resources
  • Safety Standards

  • Software & IT
  • Sporting Goods and Leisure

  • Telecommunications  
  • Test & Measuring Instruments 

Agriculture, Environmental Technologies, Forestry & Timber,

Green/Sustainable Building, Renewable Energies & Natural Resources

Sabine Schubert-Lee

Aviation & Aerospace, Infrastructure (Traffic & Transportation),

Logistics & Transportation, Maritime, Rail

Marcia Popaja

Electrics & Electronics, Safety Standards, Sporting Goods & Leisure

Karin Potzinger

Entertainment & Creative (Film, Music), Software,

IT & Telecommunications, Taxes 

Laura Miller

R&D and New Technologies (Energy Conversion, Optoelectronics,

Photonics, Semiconductors, Software Development), Taxes & Legal

Tony Emsenhuber

Geographic coverage

The Austrian Trade Commission in Los Angeles also oversees the following US States: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, as well as Unincorporated US Territories, American Samoa, Guam.

Our team in Los Angeles

Servicecenter Team
Volker took his position as Austrian Trade Commissioner to the US in January 2021. He graduated with a Masters in Economics & Business Administration and holds a Bachelor’s in Tourism Management. In prior positions he served as advisor and link to the President’s office with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, in Vienna/AUSTRIA. He served as Austrian Trade Commissioner to Singapore and Denmark after other postings in New York, Hong Kong, South China and Iran. His expertise earned him the position of visiting professor at the Department for International Management at the Austrian business school FH Joanneum in Graz.
Tony, an electronics engineer, economist and lawyer by education, was previously posted to Tokyo as Deputy Trade Commissioner before coming to Los Angeles in September of 1993. He is in charge of high technology and organizes trade shows and delegations from Austria. Tony covers the following industries: renewable energy, new technology (telecommunications, opto-electronics, photonics, energy conversion, semiconductors, software). Tony is also qualified to practice law in California and loves to explain the subtle differences between Austrian and US law.
Laura, of Italian descent and fluent in German, Italian, French and English, is in charge of the following industries: Entertainment & Creative (Film and Music), Software, and IT & Telecommunications. Additionally, Laura handles collections for Austrian companies and assists with obtaining W-8BEN-forms and IRS interaction.
Sabine covers the following industries: Agriculture, Environmental Technologies, Forestry & Timber, Green/Sustainable Building, and Renewable Energies & Natural Resources. 
Marcia is your point of contact for the following industries: Aviation & Aerospace, Logistics & Transportation, Maritime and Rail. She also handles inquiries pertaining to customs classification and importation. 


In addition to her role as Manager Office Operations & Outreach, Karin also covers the following industries: Electrics & Electronics, Safety Standards, and Sporting Goods & Leisure.