Portland, Ore. – Feb. 12, 2013 – The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) announced today the selection of Jay Haladay, Chief Executive Officer of Coaxis, Inc., dba Viewpoint Construction Software, as the 2013 Technology Executive of the Year. The award is part of the Oregon Technology Awards program, which celebrates excellence and achievement within the region’s vibrant technology community. Every year since 1984, members of the technology community select an Executive of the Year in recognition of the individual’s positive impact in the industry and the greater Oregon community.
As the CEO and owner of Viewpoint/Coaxis for more than 25 years, Jay Haladay has led an evolution of the company into a leadership position in its field. His vision and commitment to a strong culture of collaboration and transparency helped the company achieve significant growth over the past five years despite a challenging economy. Haladay’s contributions to the community range from his active participation in local economic development groups to transforming a run-down warehouse on the Willamette into the LEED Gold certified headquarters for more than 225 Oregon-based employees.
“I’m honored my colleagues in the technology community have recognized me, and our business, with this award,” said Haladay. “Our company has grown alongside the region’s technology sector, which is now more diverse and vibrant than ever. I believe Viewpoint is composed of the most talented team in the industry, and are dedicated to improving and enhancing our products based on feedback we receive from customers. This collaborative approach has allowed us to continuously ensure our products and services address the real problems our customers face. That’s the real value of Viewpoint. I look forward to many more years of continued success.”
In addition to Executive of the Year, the Oregon Technology Awards includes six industry segment, product and innovator awards:
- Technology Company of the Year - Startup (pre-revenue - $3 million)
- Technology Company of the Year - Rising Star ($3 million - $20 million)
- Technology Company of the Year - Growth ($20 million - $100 million)
- Technology Company of the Year - Enterprise (more than $100 million)
- Cool Product of the Year
- Excellence in Innovation
The deadline for nominations in these categories is Feb. 18. Submission information is available on the program website.
“The Oregon Technology Awards recognize excellence and achievement happening in our region at companies both large and small and across the spectrum of the tech sector, including software, hardware, and non-traditional tech companies driving innovation,” said Skip Newberry, TAO president. “This year’s awards program will reflect that diversity, highlighting technology that reaches across all ages, showcasing the achievements of K-12 enthusiasts, young entrepreneurs, and more established executives.”
Winners will be honored at an award ceremony at the Portland Art Museum on April 25, 2013. To learn more about this year’s Oregon Technology Awards program and the Technology Executive of the Year, visit www.techoregon.org/event/oregontechawards.
The 2013 awards are supported by presenting sponsors Cresa Portland and UnitedHealthcare welcome reception sponsor Comcast Business Class, and Edelman, Salesforce.com, Spirit Media, First Tech Federal Credit Union, KPMG LLP, USI and Opus Creative.
About the Technology Association of Oregon
TAO is the only Oregon-based trade association dedicated solely to supporting the success of the state's software and technology Industries. Since 1989, TAO has helped connect industry leaders with the people, ideas and networks of the state, building a foundation that supports innovation and entrepreneurship. TAO membership includes software and technology companies from startups to established industry leaders, service providers, and government, community and educational institutions.