The Industry & Technology Council of Central Ohio has honored local executives and companies in its annual Top C.A.T. (Contributors to the Advancement of Technology) awards.
The council chose the winners from among 40 nominees from technology companies, universities and law firms.
Winners, honored at a dinner gala last month, include the following:
Galen Graham, Ph.D., president of DeVry Institute of Technology, was named Outstanding Educator Advancing Technology. DeVry president since 1996, Graham has been instrumental in the advancement of technology through introducing a variety of programs such as the recently established information technology diploma for college graduates; Weekend College, which allows working adults to complete degrees in computer science entirely on weekends; Young Women in Science and Technology, designed to interest high school girls in science and technology careers; and efforts to integrate technology into area parochial schools.
Nancy Kramer was honored as Outstanding Woman in Technology. As president and CEO of Resource Marketing, a $75 million technology marketing and communications firm, Kramer has helped raise the technology bar in Columbus through her firms innovative e-commerce programs and her membership in diverse local groups, including the Mayors Technology Leadership Council and the Greater Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce board.
The Enterprise/Team of the Year winner was AMT Systems Engineering Inc., a product development company specializing in instrumentation, controls and informatics for the medical, aviation and transportation industries. AMTs technical collaboration with researchers has been instrumental in bringing more than $20 million in sponsored research to Central Ohio universities.
Alta Analytics won the Product or Service of the Year Award for its product NetMap for Financials. NetMap visual link analysis software enables law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as well as property and casualty insurance companies, to organize data into meaningful visual patterns to detect crime and to identify and stop claims fraud. With the newest product, NetMap for Financials, financial institutions are able to help internal auditors pinpoint financial fraud.
Rhonda (Slotta) DeMuth, president of TDCI Consulting LLC, was named Executive of the Year. DeMuth has led TDCI through an era of explosive growth that saw the information systems consulting companys revenues triple in three years. Recognized by Ernst & Young LLP as a finalist for the 1999 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, DeMuth also received the state of Ohios Excellence in Enterprise award. TDCI was named Company of the Year by the Columbus chapter of APICS The Educational Society for Resource Management, a not-for-profit international organization serving the manufacturing, materials management, resource management and service industries. DeMuth encourages her employees to work as a team and solicits suggestions and recommendations through an open door policy.
The Industry & Technology Council is a membership-led, nonprofit organization of manufacturing and technology-based companies. Its mission is to encourage and foster the initiation and growth of technology-based companies and the effective use of technology by companies in Central Ohio in order to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
SBN magazine was a sponsor for this years event.
How to reach: Industry & Technology Council, www.ind-tech.org or 225-6085