Since 2014, the Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Greater Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners will be honored at a special celebration, and three organizations will receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact and sustainability. Additionally, all guests will be treated to a keynote address on what it takes to lead a successful “smart” company.
The Smart 50 Awards currently takes place in the cities of Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh.
Eligible Smart 50 nominees must be a top executive of an organization with a physical office in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Specialty award winners will be recognized for Innovation, Impact and Sustainability.
Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards • November 19, 2020
Presented by: USI
9:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M. • VIRTUAL EVENT!
INTRODUCING THE 2020 HONOREES
Deborah Acklin WQED
Joe Altieri FlexScreen LLC
Andrew Andronas Bluestar USA
Charles Bitzer ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages
Michael Brunner Brunner
Brian Cullen SingleSource Property Solutions
Kyle Dick Atlantic Nitrogen
Jeff Diehl Westmoreland Community Action
Kinesh Doshi Accion Labs US, Inc.
Henry Duckstein Duckstein Restoration
J.D. Ewing COE Distributing
Jessica Gibson Ariel Precision Medicine
William Golden Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Vivek Gupta Mastech Digital
Jon Halpern Pineapple Payments
Carey Harris Literacy Pittsburgh
Colin Huwyler Optimus Technologies
Jaime Irick PPG
Frank Janakovic Alternative Community Resource Program
Michael Johnson Elite Transit Solutions, LLC
Kristy Knichel Knichel Logistics
Brian Lesniakowski AEC Group LLC
Leah Lizarondo 412 Food Rescue
Jake Loosararian Gecko Robotics
Steve Malnight Duquesne Light Company
Patty Martos Centerville Clinics
Nicole Molinaro Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Maureen Mulvihill Actuated Medical, Inc.
Sharise Nance HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC & Vitamin C Healing
Ray Nell Jones The Allignment Chapter Corporation
Wendy Pardee The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Jorgen Pedersen RE2 Robotics
Josh Pickus Net Health
William C. Polacek JWF Industries
Chad Quinn Dollar Energy Fund
Angela Reynolds YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Stephen Ritchey Ritchey Metals
Benjamin Schmidt, PhD RoadBotics
Christopher Shay McGuire Memorial
Paul Sirney Accro Tool, Inc.
John Thornton Astrobotic Technology, Inc.
Patrick Treado, PhD ChemImage
Nadine Tripodi Butler Technologies, Inc.
Richard Troiano Somerset Coal
Gordon Vanscoy PANTHERx Rare / RareMed Solutions
Michael Wagner Edge Case Research
Bill Ward Jr. Ward Transport & Logistics Corp.
Jason Wilburn FOERSTER Instruments
Ben Wilson Rivers Agile
Sister Linda Yankoski Nazareth Prep
For more information, contact Meredith Rankin at 440.250.7023 or [email protected]
Take a look back at the 2019 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards held on November 20, 2019, at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.
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Take a look back at the 2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards held on November 29, 2018, at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.
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Take a look back at the 2017 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards held on November 9, 2017, at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.
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