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Leading Technology Incubator Honors Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

HOUSTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), Texas' largest technology incubator and accelerator, hosted its 9th annual gala, "A Celebration of Entrepreneurs." The event honored local entrepreneurs that have made a significant impact on the region's economy; and developed lifesaving and revolutionary technologies.

The Houston Technology Center named Beth Williams, CEO of TechTrans International, Inc., as this year's honoree. As the Founder and CEO of TechTrans International, Inc., Ms. Williams leads TechTrans International, a leading provider of international integration services to government and commercial clients with project experience in over 100 countries and 60 languages.

Additionally, HTC also recognized the following Lifetime Achievement Awardees:

AEROSPACE: Sandy Johnson – President & CEO, Barrios Technology
ENERGY: William Keith Maxwell, III – Founder & Chairman, Spark Energy
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Bob Peebler – Executive Chairman, ION Geophysical Corporation
LIFE SCIENCES: The Honorable S. Ward Casscells, MD - Tyson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health, UTHealth
NANOTECHNOLOGY: Chris Coker – President & Co-Founder, Oxane Materials

"Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and have built Houston to be a dynamic and diverse city well known for our energy, aerospace, life sciences and technology sectors. We are pleased to continue our annual tradition of celebrating these outstanding entrepreneurs," said Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.

This year's celebrated entrepreneurs included:
Juuhi Ahuja, Wise Men Consultants
John Allen, G & A Partners
Terri Ammerman, The Ammerman Experience
Lew Arend, McKinley Aren

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