ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA - November 11, 2015 (Investorideas.com newswire) In recognition of his commitment to live with impact and make a positive difference in the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, Trident Case® CEO Hong Lip Yow was presented a Innovation Entrepreneur Award today by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association®, for Small Business Executive of the Year. The announcement was made by the CTA at the Innovate! conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.
"It's an honor to receive the Small Business Executive of the Year award from the Consumer Technology Association," Yow said today. "Living with impact is a commitment that I strive to keep every day of my life, at work, at home, and at play. Owning and operating a business has many advantages that allow me to contribute to my local community by providing jobs and opportunities for our community. As we continue to expand our base of operations in the United States, I am confident that we will continue to have an even greater impact in the lives of our customers, business partners, employees, and the community at large."
This prestigious award program was launched in 2012 by CTA's flagship magazine, It Is Innovation (i3) and the CTA Small Business Council. The awards recognize entrepreneurs and businesses with revenues under $30 million for the contributions they make to the U.S. economy. Each year, a panel of judges awards one executive, a small business and a startup company for their innovation.
Hong Lip Yow grew up in Malaysia and was influenced by his Chinese immigrant father, who ran a lumber shop and taught him about responsibility to the local community and his employees. Yow draws on those origins to create a vibrant culture at Trident Case, which is excelling at creating local jobs, charitable partnerships, as well as innovative products. Currently Trident's Made in the USA program accounts for half of the products, and Yow expects that to increase to a majority of the product line next year. In addition to his role as CEO, he contributes to a number of non-profit charities.
To learn more about the Innovation Entrepreneur Awards, visit CTA.tech/IEA for videos of the winners and information on the 2016 nomination process. Find complete profiles of the IEA winners in the January CES issue of It Is Innovation (i3) magazine.
"This year's Innovation Entrepreneur Awards winners demonstrate the exciting possibilities of the technology industry," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "The award acknowledges innovative businesses such as AcousticSheep and Paper Battery Company who are creating entirely new and innovative ways to improve consumers' lives. And we honor Whistle Sports Network which turned the sports broadcast model on its head by creating a sports community that is providing engaging content for millennials and Hong Lip Yow, an immigrant entrepreneur, who is motivated to create local jobs, and give back to the community, while developing innovative products."
To learn more about Yow's background, click here.
About Consumer Technology Association:
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.
About Trident Case®
Founded in 2010, Ontario, California-based Trident Case® (www.tridentcase.com) designs, engineers and manufactures the world's toughest, most heavy-duty cases for mobile devices of all makes, models, shapes and sizes. With six series of protective cases that offer unparalleled protection from drops, scratches, water and dust in environments ranging from classrooms to construction sites, the company manufactures the ideal protection solution for every mobile device. The cases also offer bio-enhanced plastic which are degradable, compostable and recyclable. Trident Case has been committed to manufacturing in the USA since its inception, with plans to grow this program in the coming years.
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