STOC and S3IP name region’s technology leaders


BINGHAMTON, NY – The New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) at Binghamton University and the Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition (STOC) honored four individuals for their efforts in promoting economic development in the Southern Tier. The recognition took place during S3IP’s annual dinner on Nov. 9.

James Wilcox, senior technical staff member at IBM Corporation, was recognized as Technology Leader of the Year for his efforts in shaping the technology community through leadership in electronics packaging.

K. Srihari, distinguished professor and dean of the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University, was recognized as Technology Innovation Mentor/Educator of the Year for his significant impact on the technology community at large.

Michael Pentaris, President and CEO of Custom Electronics, was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for his contributions to the growth of dynamic, high technology business in upstate New York State.

Joseph H Boyer, president of Innovation Associates, received the STOC/S3IP Lifetime Achievement in Technology Innovation award.

In addition to the awards presentation, the dinner also featured remarks by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch.  Binghamton University’s Interim Vice President for Research and S3IP Director, Bahgat Sammakia, provided an update on S3IP activities. S3IP Associate Director Mary Beth Curtin, and Diana Bendz, president, STOC, presented the technology innovation awards.

For more information, call Mary Beth Curtin, S3IP associate director, at 607-777-7270.

Last Updated: 9/17/13