HOUSTON, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center announced today it will honor Mr. Mark Slaughter at the 2016 Celebration of Entrepreneurs Gala. Held annually, this magical evening event will honor local entrepreneurs and celebrate those who have made significant contributions to the Houston community. The event will be held on May 12, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Houston.
Mark Slaughter has extensive executive experience in remote communications and oilfield services industries. He most recently was the CEO, President and a board member at RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry. He has served in executive and management roles at Halliburton, Reliant Energy, United Technologies and Stratos Global Corporation.
Mark serves on the boards of Geoforce, Boys and Girls Country of Houston, and the Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University. Named a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year region winner and national finalist, he completed United Technologies' Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business and attended Stanford Law School's Directors' College. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
President and CEO Walter Ulrich of the Houston Technology Center congratulates and honors Mr. Slaughter as a true entrepreneur, leader and humanitarian. "A technologist and entrepreneur, Mark's lengthy energy industry experience has resulted in building a company that has improved the safety, enhanced the efficiency and improved the productivity of our hometown oil and gas industry. For that, Houstonians are rightfully grateful."
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Hyatt Regency Houston
ABOUT THE HOUSTON TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Houston Technology Center is a non-profit organization that provides education, insight and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to move toward the path of commercialization. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace. For more information, visit www.houstontech.org.
HTC's mission is to enable and accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies for the purpose of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston area.
HTC's vision is to be the hub for the Texas Gulf Coast region's resources for building and supporting emerging technology companies. HTC clients and graduates have raised more than $2.5 billion and created more than 5,000 jobs.
Kaitlin O'Brien Marketing Coordinator
Houston Technology Center
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