AUSTIN, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Awards, celebrating 25 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that KLD Energy Technologies Inc. was voted an Bronze award winner for "Energy Sustainability – Transportation" out of over 5000 entries. At the sold-out April 26th event in NYC, KLD's CEO and (Christian Okonsky) and CSO (Ray Caamano) joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world's most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2012 Edison Award winners.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
"As the pace of innovation quickens and the 'race to next' becomes ever more competitive, it's increasingly important to take a moment out of our hectic lives to recognize excellence in innovation and greatness in the teams of innovators who make our future. We are honored to present KLD with an Edison Award as one of the leading innovators of today and tomorrow," says Thomas Stat, 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
This year, in a comprehensive, peer-review process, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. The new criteria establishes a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary assessment themes of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact
Danny Forster of SCIENCE's "Build It Bigger" emceed the April 26 ceremony at the historic Capitale Ballroom in New York. One of the evening's many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to TED Curator, Chris Anderson. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.
In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed multiple events over a two-day period including a 25th Anniversary Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum and the Innovators' Showcase, which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards represent the spirit of innovation personified by Thomas Edison, inspiring America's drive to remain in the forefront of creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Sponsors of the 2012 Edison Awards include: Nielsen, USA TODAY, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, CSRware, applepeak and ViridiSTOR. For more information about the Edison Awards and a full list of winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
About KLD Energy Technologies Inc.
Austin, Texas-based KLD Energy Technologies' mission is to develop innovative, sustainable technologies. The company, focused on the research, development and commercialization of advanced technologies, has received acclaim and worldwide interest in its first product, a complete system that redefines the performance of electric propulsion and generation systems in dozens of industries. The system is designed for high-frequency operations, offering revolutionary system efficiency. KLD Energy Technologies is dedicated to bringing clean technologies to a global marketplace. For more information, visit www.KLDEnergy.com.
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