Award Recipients To Be Announced at October 9 Awards Gala Celebrating 21 Years of Technology Innovation in Orange County
COSTA MESA, Calif. - AUGUST 13, 2014 – SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that the Orange County Technology Alliance has named Joey Benadretti a finalist for a High-Tech Innovation Award, for his leadership role in guiding SYSPRO USA to industry prominence.
Benadretti is recognized for both his executive expertise at the helm of SYSPRO USA, as well as his efforts on committees, one of which has urged the US Congress to pass legislation and tax incentives to grow the US manufacturing base. Benadretti, a staunch supporter of education, was named "UCI Mentor of the Year" in 2013.
Says Benadretti of this latest recognition, "I am honored to be recognized in the High-Tech Innovation Awards from the OC Tech Alliance, which has a reputation for highlighting technology innovation."
SYSPRO ERP software has also been named a finalist for an Orange County Technology Alliance award in the category "Clean Tech/Green Tech."
`"We received many nominations this year, from companies all over Orange County including large well-established firms to start-ups," said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance. "We congratulate Joey Benadretti for being selected as a finalist. This selection is exemplary of the leadership that drives technology innovation here, across the country and around the world."
Now in its 21st year, the High-Tech Awards is Southern California's premier awards program event celebrating achievement among the regional tech industry. The OC Tech Alliance honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County. The award recipients will be announced at a gala dinner on October 9, 2014, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.
In addition to the outstanding CEO award, OC Tech Alliance is also recognizing excellence among outstanding companies and innovative products leading Orange County.
In partnership with Project Tomorrow, a leading national education nonprofit group focused on preparing today's students to be tomorrow's innovators, OC Tech Alliance will also celebrate local educators, schools, and students for their innovative use of science, math and technology in the classroom and the community.
About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition.
About Project Tomorrow
The vision of Project Tomorrow is ensure that today's students are well prepared to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. http://www.tomorrow.org/
SYSPRO is one of the longest standing and largest independent, international providers of ERP systems for mid-market manufacturers and distributors worldwide. SYSPRO has for more than 35 years delivered on its promise to provide thousands of its customers globally with the tools required to effectively operate and compete. Backed by a truly dedicated and professional team of employees and partners around the world, the company's ability to innovate and develop technologies based on the needs of customers is one of the reasons why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest retention rates in the industry.