Digital Rochester has announced the finalists for its second annual Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards program.
The GREAT awards recognize organizations and individuals in the Rochester area for technology innovation and implementation. The ceremony is slated for Sept. 11 at the Rochester Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.
The 21 finalists were chosen from 46 nominations received for seven award categories. The finalists are:
Communication Technology Award:
Center for Governmental Research
Rochester Institute of Technology, University News Services
Going Green Award:
Dakota Software Corp.
Maven Technologies LLC
Quality of Life Award:
Todd Bernhard, president, No Tie LLC
Mike Holihan, director of sales and marketing, MediSked LLC
William Wendlandt, technical project manager, Carestream Health Inc.
Technology Services Award:
Tom DeClerck, chief information officer, Superior Group Inc.
Ken Lally, CEO, Simutech Group
Bill Schmitz, CEO, Arista Power Inc.
Student Achievement Award:
Jeremy Jensen, Project Team Leader, RIT College of Engineering
Sean Pettersen and Justin Hillery, RIT
Praneeth Pulusani, Project Team Leader, RIT
Visionary Leadership Award:
Paul Griswold, president/CEO, Finger Lakes Technology Group
David Mammano, CEO, NextStepU
Kevin Pickhardt, CEO, Pharos Systems International Inc.
Rising Star Award:
Arista Power Inc.
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