Fulton Innovation Wins Best in Biz 2011 Bronze Award for Technology Executive of the Year

Dave Baarman Honored for his Contribution to the Technology Industry

Nov 10, 2011, 09:20 ET from Fulton Innovation

ADA, Mich., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fulton Innovation (www.fultoninnovation.com), the creator and exclusive licensor of eCoupled™ intelligent wireless power (www.ecoupled.com), today announced that Dave Baarman, Director of Advanced Technologies, is a bronze award winner for Technology Executive of the Year in the Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Dave Baarman is the driving force behind the development and success of Fulton Innovation and its eCoupled wireless power technology.  Baarman leads a team of scientists who develop solutions for partners in various industries to bring eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology to market and into the hands of consumers.  

Fulton Innovation helped deliver version 1.0 of the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard that leverages near-field inductive coupling technology, and supports highly resonant (also known as further field) wireless power transfer.  Baarman and his team have spearheaded this initiative, opening the door for full interoperability between device manufacturers and OEMs worldwide.

Best in Biz Awards 2011 were presented in more than 30 categories, including Best Overall Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of the Year. More than 150 entries were received in this year's awards program, from an impressive array of public and private companies from a variety of industries, sectors and regions. The companies that won gold, silver and bronze awards in this year's program represent the best in American business.

"The technology advancements made by Dave and his team over the past 12 months has had a significant impact on the wireless power industry and I'm proud of the work they've done," said Bret Lewis, Director at Fulton Innovation. "Through our work with the Wireless Power Consortium and our partners we are continually pushing the boundaries of wireless power technology.  This award is well-deserved and we look forward to even more breakthroughs as we continue to redefine how people incorporate wireless power into their everyday lives."  

With over 700 patents granted, published, or pending, Dave Baarman and Fulton continue to develop eCoupled technology in order to create wireless charging environments in the home, in the office, and on-the-go.

About Fulton Innovation and eCoupled Technology

A subsidiary of Alticor Corporation, Fulton Innovation is dedicated to commercializing new and innovative technologies that improve the way we live, work, and play.  Fulton is working with a wide range of industry-leading companies to integrate wireless power technology into infrastructure and electronic devices to enable consumers to live a truly wireless life.

The engineers behind eCoupled have been developing, advancing, and perfecting the technology for over 12 years.  eCoupled technology has been incorporated into Amway's eSpring™ water purification devices for 10 years.

Amway employs more than 14,000 people worldwide, including over 500 engineers and scientists.  Amway has sales of more than $9.2 billion annually.  It is headquartered in Ada, Michigan and has operations in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide.

For additional information, please visit ecoupled.com.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two programs covering the U.S. and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), respectively. Any organization from any industry in the awards program's region boasting demonstrated success can enter any of the more than 40 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2012 EMEA are currently being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East or Africa, with an early entry deadline of Nov 30, 2011. For more information about the submission process and categories in both the U.S. and EMEA programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

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