Maryland Honors Leading High Tech Businesses, Individuals; Technology Council of Maryland Bestows Prestigious Awards to the State's Leading Information Technology, Biotechnology Companies and Their Leaders.

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Technology Council of Maryland

    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technology Council of
 Maryland (TCM) hosts its eleventh Annual High Tech Awards Celebration --
 dubbed "The 2001 Tech Odyssey" -- to honor Maryland's leaders in the growing
 technology industry for their remarkable contributions. "Each year we receive
 more and more outstanding nominees for the Tech Council's Awards," said Dyan
 Brasington, President of TCM.  "This presents a challenge to the award
 selection committee. However, they did a great job of selecting winners who
 exemplify success, innovation and leadership."
     The 2001 honorees are pacesetters in Maryland's Technology Arena:
 
     *  Thales Communications, Inc.:  Information Technology Product of the
        Year -- Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio
 
     *  Baxter Healthcare Corporation:  Biotechnology Product of the Year --
        NeisVac-C
 
     *  Richard Kay/OTG Software:  The Joseph S. Sciulli Entrepreneur of the
        Year
 
     *  Joseph Crupi/Telogy Networks:  Executive of the Year
 
     *  Celera Genomics Corporation:  High Technology Firm of the Year
 
     *  Mary Francis leMat/Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.: Volunteer of the
        Year
 
     The evening also celebrates TCM's 15th year as the state's pioneering
 technology organization. Through its leadership, informational meeting,
 networking and partnering opportunities, the Council has championed Maryland's
 technology industry and has helped launched many Maryland-based companies into
 the national spotlight. This support and assistance have enabled startups to
 become dominant market leaders in a matter of a few years.
     "The Council continues to make tremendous strides in serving the tech
 industry in Maryland," said Brasington.  "We know that our next fifteen years
 will continue to advance the growth and prosperity of Maryland's technology
 community.  We're delighted with the success of the various industry sectors
 and are excited with the growth in the number of successful technology
 companies throughout the state."
     The space-theme event boasted a sell-out attendance. The Council partnered
 with Bank of America and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center to focus on and
 exhibit space technology.  Attendees were "launched" into orbit, courtesy of
 lighting and special affects, to kick off the evening's festivities.  For more
 information on the honorees, visit the TCM Web site at
 http://www.mdhitech.org.
 
     About TCM
     The Technology Council of Maryland, now in its 15th year, is a non-profit
 membership consortium open to high technology firms, government laboratories,
 higher education institutions and business support firms that collectively
 form Maryland's technology community. A major objective of the Council is to
 develop linkages among industry, government and higher education institutions.
 In addition, the Council serves as a united voice for technology in Maryland,
 encourages entrepreneurship as an economic engine, and works to enhance public
 understanding of technology and related issues. For more information on the
 Council, go to http://www.mdhitech.org .
 
 

SOURCE Technology Council of Maryland
    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Technology Council of
 Maryland (TCM) hosts its eleventh Annual High Tech Awards Celebration --
 dubbed "The 2001 Tech Odyssey" -- to honor Maryland's leaders in the growing
 technology industry for their remarkable contributions. "Each year we receive
 more and more outstanding nominees for the Tech Council's Awards," said Dyan
 Brasington, President of TCM.  "This presents a challenge to the award
 selection committee. However, they did a great job of selecting winners who
 exemplify success, innovation and leadership."
     The 2001 honorees are pacesetters in Maryland's Technology Arena:
 
     *  Thales Communications, Inc.:  Information Technology Product of the
        Year -- Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio
 
     *  Baxter Healthcare Corporation:  Biotechnology Product of the Year --
        NeisVac-C
 
     *  Richard Kay/OTG Software:  The Joseph S. Sciulli Entrepreneur of the
        Year
 
     *  Joseph Crupi/Telogy Networks:  Executive of the Year
 
     *  Celera Genomics Corporation:  High Technology Firm of the Year
 
     *  Mary Francis leMat/Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.: Volunteer of the
        Year
 
     The evening also celebrates TCM's 15th year as the state's pioneering
 technology organization. Through its leadership, informational meeting,
 networking and partnering opportunities, the Council has championed Maryland's
 technology industry and has helped launched many Maryland-based companies into
 the national spotlight. This support and assistance have enabled startups to
 become dominant market leaders in a matter of a few years.
     "The Council continues to make tremendous strides in serving the tech
 industry in Maryland," said Brasington.  "We know that our next fifteen years
 will continue to advance the growth and prosperity of Maryland's technology
 community.  We're delighted with the success of the various industry sectors
 and are excited with the growth in the number of successful technology
 companies throughout the state."
     The space-theme event boasted a sell-out attendance. The Council partnered
 with Bank of America and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center to focus on and
 exhibit space technology.  Attendees were "launched" into orbit, courtesy of
 lighting and special affects, to kick off the evening's festivities.  For more
 information on the honorees, visit the TCM Web site at
 http://www.mdhitech.org.
 
     About TCM
     The Technology Council of Maryland, now in its 15th year, is a non-profit
 membership consortium open to high technology firms, government laboratories,
 higher education institutions and business support firms that collectively
 form Maryland's technology community. A major objective of the Council is to
 develop linkages among industry, government and higher education institutions.
 In addition, the Council serves as a united voice for technology in Maryland,
 encourages entrepreneurship as an economic engine, and works to enhance public
 understanding of technology and related issues. For more information on the
 Council, go to http://www.mdhitech.org .
 
 SOURCE  Technology Council of Maryland