TechAmerica Presents Medal of Achievement Award to Intel Pres/CEO4 Mar, 2009
TechAmerica Presents Medal of Achievement Award to Intel Pres/CEO
Santa Clara, CA and Washington, DC (March 2009)– TechAmerica – formed by the merger of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and AeA – announced today that Paul S. Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation, will be the 49th recipient of the Medal of Achievement Award, formerly called the AeA Medal of Achievement Award. It will be presented on March 10 at an exclusive dinner with over 200 attendees including industry leaders, high-level politicians, supporters of the high-tech industry, and Intel employees past and present, at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, Calif.
Since 1959, the Medal of Achievement – the highest award presented by TechAmerica – has been given annually for significant contributions to the advancement of the high-tech industry and for distinguished service to the community, the industry and humankind. Mr. Otellini joins a select group of high-tech leaders who have received the honor, including William Hewlett and David Packard of Hewlett Packard; Ross Perot of Electronic Data Systems; Thomas J. Watson, Jr. of IBM; and Gordon Moore and Andrew Grove of Intel.
"Paul exemplifies TechAmerica’s ideals of dynamic and engaged leadership at every level in his company as well as in the industry, the community, and the nation,” said Christopher W. Hansen, CEO of TechAmerica. “His genuine desire to better the lives of his employees and their communities through service and technological advancements make Paul a true role model for all high-tech leaders. It is a great privilege to honor him and his contributions to this industry with TechAmerica’s most prestigious award.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized for Intel’s commitment to innovation and distinguished service in our communities,” said Otellini. “This award belongs to Intel’s employees for their continued technology leadership and for their generosity in volunteering over 1 million hours in their communities last year. The combination of Intel’s innovative products and our ongoing commitment to service has had a positive, lasting impact to lives around the world.”
Since joining Intel in 1974, Otellini has managed several Intel businesses, including the company’s PC and server microprocessor division and the global sales and marketing organization. In 2002, Otellini was elected to Intel’s board of directors and promoted to president and chief operating officer. He was named CEO in May 2005, a role in which he has focused on driving the company’s growth and mission to deliver innovative, energy-efficient products.
Otellini received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1972, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974. Otellini serves on the board of directors of Google Inc.
For more information, please visit www.aeanet.org/medalofachievement.