San Diego, March 5, 2015— Vistage member Scott B. Abrams, Founder and President/CEO of The Omnicon Group, was recently recognized with the 2015 Entrepreneur Award, presented by the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame. Mr. Abrams and his fellow inductees were honored at a reception at the Garden City Hotel on Thursday, March 4, 2015.
The objectives of the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame are to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions, exceptional accomplishments, and dedication of historical figures or current leaders in science or technology who have had, or are having, an impact on Long Island.
In addition to honoring Mr. Abrams, the Hall of Fame inducted three additional members: Mr. Alan Alda, Dr. Renso Caporali and Dr. Peter Paul.
Mr. Abrams is the founder and President/CEO of The Omnicon Group Inc., one of the nation’s leading engineering firms specializing in software, hardware, systems, reliability, safety and test system engineering. Born in Bronx, New York, Scott received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and an elected member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Reliability Society Administrative Committee.
Mr. Abrams is a recognized expert on reliability and has been dubbed “The Gizmo Doctor” by The New York Times, and “Mr. Reliability” by Long Island Business News. For over 30 years, he has contributed innovation and technology know-how to hundreds of commercial and government projects that ensure the safety and security of people around the world.
Long Island Technology Hall of Fame inductees are selected impartially from among individual nominees submitted by corporate, research, and academic institutions, as well as colleagues, peers, or other personal associates. The LITHF Nomination and Awards Selection Committee then determines the most qualified inductees according to intellectual acumen, lifetime achievement, overall impact on the advancement of science and technology, national prominence, contributions to Long Island’s economic development and commitment to the Long Island community.
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