SOURCE: Tech Council of Maryland

Tech Council of Maryland

April 15, 2011 09:19 ET

Tech Council of Maryland Announces 2011 Tech Awards Finalists

Winners to Be Announced at the 23rd Annual Tech Awards Celebration May 10th

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) has announced finalists for its prestigious 2011 Tech Awards that recognize individuals and organizations for their innovation, dedication and outstanding service to Maryland's technology community.

TCM recognizes Mid-Atlantic companies in six categories: Emerging Company of the Year, Biotechnology Firm of the Year, High Technology Firm of the Year, Government Contracting Firm of the Year, Executive of the Year, and new for 2011, Chief Financial Officer of the Year. Each of this year's finalists has demonstrated a proven ability to grow, adapt and thrive in today's business climate.

"TCM's Annual Tech Award Celebration is truly that -- a celebration of what our finalists have accomplished in the last year, as well as what the tech community has achieved in the Mid-Atlantic region," said Renée Winsky, TCM CEO. "I hope the business community will join me in congratulating the finalists and winners for their initiatives, achievements and contributions that have helped make our region the best in the country."

The 2011 Tech Awards finalists are:

Emerging Company of the Year

  • GlycoMimetics, Inc.
  • Zyngenia, Inc.

Biotechnology Firm of the Year

  • A&G Pharmaceutical
  • Novavax, Inc.
  • Sanaria Inc.

High Tech Firm of the Year

  • Aegis Mobile
  • Rosetta Stone Inc.
  • UltiSat Inc.

Government Contracting Firm of the Year

  • Agilex Technologies
  • Digital Management, Inc.
  • NETCONN Solutions

CFO of the Year

  • Craig Adler, Board Member, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, DLT Solutions
  • Peter L. Buzy, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Martek Biosciences Corporation, now a part of DSM
  • Kevin Cheetham, Chief Financial Officer, Virtustream, Inc.
  • Melissa Hook, Chief Financial Officer, Aquilent
  • James Tholen, Chief Financial Officer, BroadSoft, Inc.

Executive of the Year

  • Moe Abutaleb, President and Chief Executive Officer, UltiSat Inc.
  • Stephen L. Hoffman M.D, Chief Executive and Scientific Officer, Sanaria Inc.
  • Rick Marcotte, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, DLT Solutions
  • Ted Rose, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder, Rose Financial Services, LLC

The Platinum Sponsor for this year's TCM Awards Gala is GlobalNet Services, Inc. (GNSI), a premier provider of Web-Application Development, Systems Integration, Enterprise Search, and Business Intelligence solutions. Concerning this year's finalists, GNSI President Ori Reiss remarked, "The Tech Council of Maryland did a fine job of selecting the finalists for this year's awards. The companies and executives represent the best from the Mid-Atlantic's technology and biotech community."

The winners will be announced the evening of the Awards Celebration May 10th at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit This year's sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsor: GlobalNet Services, Inc.

Award Sponsors: BDO, Comcast, Deltek, Human Genome Sciences, Kenyon & Kenyon, MedImmune, Watkins | Meegan

Gold Sponsors: Lockheed Martin, M&T Bank, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Thales Communications, Inc.

Silver Sponsors: Biotechnology Industry Organization, Capitol College, Fisher BioServices, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, PhRMA, Social & Scientific Systems

VIP Reception Sponsor: Iron Bow Technologies

Media Sponsor: The Gazette of Politics and Business

Bronze Sponsors: HarVest Bank of Maryland, Hughes, iBiquity Digital Corporation, Independent Benefit Services, Lonza Walkersville, Montgomery College, PNC, Raffa, Robert Half Technology, TEDCO

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit

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