SOURCE: Orange County Technology Alliance

Orange County Technology Alliance

October 09, 2015 00:00 ET

Orange County Technology Alliance Names Paul Arling of Universal Electronics Inc. and Raymond Grainger of Mavenlink as Outstanding Technology CEOs of 2015

Outstanding Technology Companies, Educators, and Individual Product Category Honorees Announced at 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards Gala

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2015) -  The Orange County Technology Alliance recognized a broad array of honorees at the 22nd Annual OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards tonight at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. In addition to naming Paul Arling, CEO, Universal Electronics, as outstanding Public Company CEO of the Year and Raymond Grainger, CEO, Mavenlink, as outstanding Private Company CEO of the year, the OC Tech Alliance also honored Microsemi, Aliso Viejo, as outstanding Public Company of the Year and SYSPRO, Costa Mesa, as outstanding Private Company of the Year.

More than 350 attendees of Orange County's thriving high technology community also celebrated individual innovation awards in nine product categories presented during the event.

"We have a vibrant and creative innovation community here in Orange County," said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance. "The annual High-Tech Awards is the premier Orange County technology event that celebrates our bounty of innovation that our tech companies and individuals produce. Every finalist here for tonight's awards should be proud of the contribution Orange County makes to America's technology industry. Not only does that benefit us locally, our impact is felt across the nation and all over the world. It is especially inspiring to recognize the educators and students who represent our next generation of innovators and leaders."

OC Tech Alliance's education partner, Project Tomorrow, joined the celebration by honoring outstanding schools, teachers and students for their incorporation of technology in education.

"The OC Tech Alliance is thrilled to recognize 45 finalists over all categories. It is an honor to work with these outstanding individuals," added Craig.

Top honors for individual product categories for the 2015 OC High-Tech Innovation Awards were:

  • Clean Tech/Green Tech: Blossom Smart Sprinkler Controller from Blossom.
  • Cloud/SaaS/Web Platform Solutions: Corent SurPaaS® from Corent Technology.
  • Consumer Devices & Software: Insteon Hub from Insteon.
  • Cyber Security: CylancePROTECT from Cylance Inc..
  • Enterprise Hardware & Devices: Integrated GNSS Master Sync Solution from Microsemi.
  • Enterprise Software: iPourit Self-Serve System from iPourit, Inc.
  • Medical Technology: Helix Laboratory Information Management System from Technossus.
  • Mobile & Wearable Technology: Lexmark Mobile Capture™ from Lexmark.
  • Semiconductors: LightSpeed-II CL20010 from ClariPhy.

The Project Tomorrow 2015 Outstanding Technology in Education honorees were:

  • Innovative School wide Program of the Year in Science, Math & Technology
    FEAT Program from Foothill High School, Tustin Unified School District
  • High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science Math & Technology.
    Dwynn Famalette, Aliso Niguel High School, 10-12th Science Teacher
  • Emerging Student Innovator of the Year in Science, Math & Technology
    Anna Lou, Oxford Academy, 11th Grade

"These outstanding innovators, educators, students, executive leaders and companies represent the finest of Orange County. Our tech community has a bright and exciting future," said Craig.

About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at octech@octechalliance.com or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.

About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), a national education nonprofit organization headquartered in Irvine, California, supports the innovative uses of research-based science, math and technology resources to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creativity in K-12 students. Project Tomorrow addresses the challenges of developing schools for the 21st century through national research projects, community and school-based programs, online tools and resources, and advocacy efforts to ensure that all students are prepared to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.

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