Meet the Members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has more than 1,350 member companies, all based in SWPA. We’ve got some of the most innovative tech ventures here in our backyard. We thought it would be most excellent to put a small spotlight on a handful of our members each and every week, so you can see the great diversity and talent that we have out there.  We encourage you to learn more about these technology companies:

Jeannette Specialty Glass/Oceana – Pressed Glass Products Customized for your Commercial, Industrial & Mechanical Needs.

L-3 Communications Corporation-Brashear Division – Recognized for world-class optics technology, L-3 Brashear designs and produces complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems and instrumentation for the commercial and defense markets.

Markrof Systems, LLC - Markrof Systems is a software solution provider that helps organizations implement innovative, enterprise-wide information systems using the latest Microsoft technologies.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. – Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) serves the North American Power systems, metals production, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services.

Neya Systems, LLC – Neya Systems develops software for unmanned systems and automation applications. The company takes a multi-disciplinary approach to providing system design, component development, and technical management services. Core technical competencies include development and integration of open, standards-based software systems; active and passive perception; and vehicle navigation.

Omnyx – Omnyx’ vision is to transform the scope of pathology through leveraging medical imaging research and developing a novel, ground-breaking, and fully digital pathology solution.

Powerex, Inc., – Powerex was established in January 1986 as the result of a joint venture among Westinghouse Electric Corporation, General Electric Company, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Current major owners are Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and General Electric. Powerex develops, manufactures, and sells power semiconductors to industry through its sales network of direct sales, manufacturers’ representatives, and authorized distributors.

RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. – RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. genomics-based diagnostics company whose complex testing resolves indeterminate and misdiagnosis, as well as the over and under treatment of cancer.

Science Applications International Corporation – SAIC is a FORTUNE 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health.

TechGuys – TechGuys focus is to design and support the distribution of information through the implementation, support, and management of technology solutions. Our core capabilities are a reflection of our team’s collective experience and include a wide range of information technology expertise.

The Resumator – The Resumator helps small businesses find great employees while saving time and money. It replaces the inefficiency of an HR inbox with an affordable, highly-efficient online recruitment platform for both promoting jobs and reviewing résumés.

Virtus Advanced Sensors – Virtus Advanced Sensors is a next-generation sensor company commercializing multi-axis inertial sensors developed using MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology and micro-machining methods. Virtus technology portfolio includes 3-axis accelerometers, 2, 3-axis gyros, and 5, 6-axis motion sensors.

TechV!BE Radio Show Highlights Local Life Sciences Companies

Get your dose of tech-knowledge by tuning into techV!BE Radio on 1360 AM WMNY Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Show hosts Jonathan Kersting and Audrey Russo of the Pittsburgh Technology Council will interview Mary Del Brady of RedPath and Eric Beckman of Cohera. These are two up and coming life sciences companies in Pittsburgh. They’ll be answering all sorts of question about running these dynamic ventures.

TechV!BE will also feature Chris Cochran of Apex Systems and Jerry Cozewith of NFTE.

Tune in to 1360 AM or stream it live at Pittsburgh Renaissance Radio. Check out podcasts of our previous shows while you’re there!

2008 Tech 50 Winners Announced

Last night, the Pittsburgh Technology Council hosted the annual Tech 50 Awards. This year’s Tech 50 Awards pushed into uncharted territory honoring new companies within seven categories and a CEO of the Year. To keep pace with a fast-moving industry, Tech 50 added the Green Technology and High Rise categories to the mix. The Green Technology category recognizes companies in the energy and clean technology sectors, whereas the High Rise category was created to honor large, established technology companies across industry sectors.

Advanced Manufacturing

Winner:

Respironics, Inc. – Designs, develops, manufactures and sells respiratory products to be used in the home, hospitals and emergency medical situations. Its products and services are available in more than 131 countries through a network of direct operations or a network of specialized distributors.

Finalists:

All Water Systems, Inc. – Specializes in service, sales, installation, and consultation for commercial and industrial water treatment systems.

CardiacAssist, Inc. – Develops, manufactures, and markets cardiac assist devices.

Data Science Automation, Inc. – Offers a complete array of mechanical, electrical, control and software engineering services.

Neuro Kinetics, Inc. – Develops, manufactures and sells non-invasive, early diagnostic and screening devices.

Omni Prepaid Group, LLC/ Gift Cards.com, LLC – Provides prepaid solutions including: gift card sales, processing, tracking, fraud protection and customer service.

The Proud Group – Technology solution provider that helps manufacturers become more efficient and profitable by automating plant floor processes.

Tollgrade Communications, Inc. – Provides network service assurance products and services and sensor technologies.

Green Technology

Winner:

BPL Global – A smart grid technology company transforming the way energy and information are delivered, BPL Global’s revenue swelled 4,020 percent and the company grew from five to 53 employees since 2005.

Finalists:

CNX Gas Corporation – A natural gas company operating in the Appalachian Basin of the U.S. and a leading producer of coal bed methane.

CONSOL Energy, Inc. – A high-BTU bituminous coal and coal bed methane producer.

Plextronics, Inc. – Specializes in printed solar, lighting and other electronics using organic solar cells and organic, light-emitting diode technology.

Print Net, Inc. – Offers environmentally friendly “green printing services” from initial concept to final delivery and distribution.

High Rise

Winner:

MEDRAD, Inc. – Manufactures, sells and supports diagnostic and therapeutic imaging products. The company earned the Malcolm Baldridge Award in 2003 and was named 2007 Best Plant by Industry Week.

Finalists:

Alcoa – One of Pittsburgh’s first manufacturing and technology companies and is the global leader in the production and management of aluminum.

ANSYS, Inc. – Designs, develops, markets and globally supports engineering solutions used in multiple industries.

Eaton Corporation – Is a worldwide leader in manufacturing power distribution and power protection equipment.

McKesson Automation – Provides solutions to improve patient medication safety and medication use efficiency.

Information Technology

Winner:

BitArmor – The producer of DataControl tm, a powerful new software that provides a faster, easier, more cost-effective way to protect and manage sensitive data throughout any organization. BitArmor’s innovative approach to data security has created a new standard for how business will guard their most valuable assets.

Finalists:

Apangea Learning, Inc. – Provides Web-based, one-to-one tutoring and supplemental instruction.

Carnegie Learning, Inc. – Provides intelligent software tutoring, combined with text and teacher-led classroom instruction.

Confluence – Provides software platforms to automate and integrate fund administration processes for financial institutions around the globe.

InterTECH Security Group, LLC – Offers innovative solutions integrating all aspects of a customer’s security needs.

Motionplan, Inc. – Develops custom learning solutions that include e-learning, performance support and blended curriculum to meet client-specific needs.

Tower Care Technologies, Inc. – Produces software that helps non-profits and others raise money, operate more efficiently and communicate more effectively.

Vivisimo – Their Velocity software helps organizations maximize the business value of their information by neatly categorizing it at blistering speeds.

Life Sciences

Winner:

RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. – Provides complex cancer diagnostic testing using a proprietary technology platform that allows more definitive diagnoses of the disease. Their unique Pathfinder technology optimizes DNA amplification techniques, making it possible to perform multiple mutational analyses on the most minute specimens.

Finalists:

Celtic Healthcare – Provides comprehensive homecare services designed to provide an integrated approach to all levels of home-based care.

invivodata, inc. – Combines behavioral science, information technology and clinical expertise to capture clinical trial data directly from patients.

MED3000, Inc. – Uses information technology solutions to improve the performance of group medical practices and physician networks.

medSage Technologies, LLC – Offers patient management systems to help homecare providers deliver better care at lower costs.

Net Health Systems, Inc. – Provides integrated clinical, financial and regulatory software for wound management.

ReGear Life Sciences, Inc. – Develops and markets innovative products that provide deep-tissue therapeutic heating that facilitate the healing process.

Starr Life Sciences Corp. – Creates unique devices for medical research with technology that non-invasively diagnoses and monitors the health of laboratory rats and mice.

Rising Star

Winner:

Cohera Medical Inc. – Developer of TissueGlu, a medical adhesive that has the potential to redefine the medical adhesive paradigm. No product on the market currently provides strong adhesive properties with the biocompatibility necessary for internal use in deep wounds. TissueGlu and Cohera Medical are poised to revolutionize wound closure.

Finalists:

Bright Innovation – Specializes in product research and design to help its clients connect with potential customers.

ClearCount Medical Solutions – Provider of a sponge management system that combines the benefits of counting and detection.

e-STAFF Consulting Group, Inc. – Fills IT/IS positions for clients throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Etcetera Edutainment – Uses proprietary video game technology to develop a variety of training and entertainment solutions that are immersive, customizable and cost-effective.

Mobile Fusion, Inc. – Builds products that help professionals get a clear and rich view of those dangerous and inaccessible places in the world assisting military, police and first responders.

Thorley Industries, LLC – A consumer product company that develops new products based upon low-cost electronics and keen consumer insights.

Virtus Advanced Sensors – Specializes in the commercialization of next-generation inertial sensor technology developed using MEMS and micro-machining methods.

Service Provider

Winner:

Newton Consulting – An elite, and leading provider of IT Consulting, Newton Consulting and the ANSYS team successfully integrated acquired domestic and international sites for Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, migrating them to ANSYS’ Oracle ERP infrastructure on budget and in record time.

Finalists:

FTI Consulting – Global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex, regulatory, and economic environment.

Guru.com – Has created the world’s largest marketplace for freelance talent.

Ideal Integrations – Experts in the latest computer technologies, utilizing the right products, deploying the right people and making their clients’ success their passion.

IMPAQT – A search engine marketing agency which helps Fortune 1,000 companies gain revenue, branding , and top Internet rankings.

Information Systems Services, Inc. – Information technology services that include: consulting, contract IT services, HR sourcing and infrastructure outsourcing Support.

SiGenix – Provides product development, hardware and software design and rapid prototyping services to the medical and transit industries.

SYCOR AMERICAS Inc. – Specializes in business consulting and information technology in the energy, plastics, chemical, and life sciences industries.

CEO of the Year

Winner:

Gregory S. Babe, Bayer Material Science, LLC – Currently spearheading comprehensive organizational initiatives to improve the company’s competitiveness in the turbulent chemical industry of today, Greg has also served as a spokesman for the chemical industry, speaking to the local media about the essential issues that face the chemical industry in Pittsburgh and across the nation.

Finalists:

James E. Cashman, III, ANSYS – Under Cashman’s leadership ANSYS achieved record results across all four quarters in 2007 driven by organic revenue growth.

Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi, Compunetix, Inc./Chorus Call, Inc./Compunetics, Inc. – As a telecommunications innovator, Giorgio has won acclaim for his dedication to research and development.

D. Raja, Computer Enterprises, Inc. – Raja has consistently grown CEI while maintaining the integrity and core value CEI was founded on.

David A. Souerwine, McKesson Automation – Achieving both revenue growth and high employee satisfaction, Dave has added business processes and a metrics-driven management approach to McKesson.

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