WAUCONDA, Ill., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Crowley, founder and CEO of server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems, has been named a finalist in the Executive of the Year/Computer Hardware category of the Stevie Awards' 2011 American Business Awards. The other finalists in the category are Steve Laub, CEO of Atmel Corporation, and Paul S. Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation.
Crowley was nominated for spearheading MBX's entry into the server appliance market and for driving 16 years of consecutive growth, even in the recessionary economy. Enterprise software vendors and service providers contract with MBX to manufacture purpose-built hardware appliances and embedded systems that optimize the performance of their applications or services, providing a reliable and easy-to-deploy alternative to delivering their applications in the cloud or loaded onto general-purpose servers.
Crowley was among more than 2,800 Stevie Awards nominees from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry that were submitted this year for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year.
Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Winners will be selected from among the finalists in each category by members of 10 specialized final judging committees and announced at the award banquet on Monday, June 20, in New York City. The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network. The event will benefit Camfed (camfed.org), which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About MBX Systems
Founded in 1995, MBX Systems is a leader in the configuration, manufacturing and deployment of server appliances and optimized systems for application developers and service providers. MBX combines turnkey hardware programs with value-added services delivered through a dedicated account team, including: platform configuration, hardware branding, inventory management, global logistics, product support, and system warranties. For more information, visit www.mbx.com or call 800-560-1195.
About the Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, The International Business Awards in 2003, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2004, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in 2006, the mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.
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