Governor honors technology innovators

Cleveland-based Keithley Instruments Inc. (SBN, April 2000) received the 2000 Thomas Edison Award, which recognizes one outstanding Ohio company or organization that has demonstrated global leadership in fostering or implementing innovation.

The award honors a firm that utilizes technology to impact not only its own operations but also the quality of life in its community, the state of Ohio and around the world.

The governor also presented Emerging Technology Awards to small, technology-oriented firms that are making valuable progress in the advancement of new or existing technologies. The winners were BIOMEC Inc. and USB Corp. of Cleveland, Exciton Inc. of Dayton, fourthchannel inc. and LeadScope Inc. of Columbus, of Cincinnati and Sorbent Technologies Corp. of Twinsburg. For more information about the awards, contact the Ohio Department of Development’s Technology Division, (800) 848-1300, or visit

Joan Slattery Wall