Blacksburg, VA - VTLS Inc. is very proud to announce that its CEO and Chairman, Dr. Vinod Chachra, was awarded the New Century Technology Council (NCTC) Entrepreneur of the Year award at the annual TechNite 5.0 awards gala held in Roanoke, Virginia, earlier this month. The NCTC serves the growing technology industry in the greater Roanoke and Blacksburg area. The goal of the organization is to help make the region one of the best places to build a technology enterprise. This award follows last year's honor when VTLS was named NCTC's High-Tech Company of the Year.
"Dr. Chachra's continued dedication to his community, combined with his success in founding and developing VTLS Inc. into the significant worldwide enterprise, distinguishes him as the Entrepreneur of the Year," said Mr. Gordie Zeigler, Executive Director of NCTC.
"In 1985, VTLS became the first spin-off corporation from Virginia Tech and the first tenant in the Corporate Research Center. We are delighted that an exciting idea blossomed into a global enterprise to automating the world's libraries. With innovations and new products like RFID, VTLS maintains its focus and creativity. We are honored by NCTC's award, and I accept it on behalf of the more than 100 people that work in Blacksburg," says Vinod Chachra.
The annual TechNite awards banquet has become the premier event honoring the region's most promising technology companies, leaders and entrepreneurs. More than 400 of the region's best and brightest companies and individuals from the technology community were in attendance.
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc. (www.vtls.com) is a leading global company that creates and provides visionary technology in library solutions. We have three distinctive divisions that provide these solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. Our VIRTUA division remains focused on ILS solutions, our VTRAX division focuses on RFID type technologies through our partnership with Tagsys and our Digital Asset Creation & Management division provides cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries. VTLS is also one of the few ISO 9001 quality certified companies within the library industry.