Ventech Solutions Wins 2008 Governor’s Excellence Awardadmin1
Ventech Solutions, Inc., the world’s first CMMI Maturity Level 5 (v 1.2) software company, has received a 2008 Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award for its success in exporting software from Ohio to Asia.
Ventech Solutions Founder and CEO Ravi Kunduru accepted the award from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Lt. Governor Lee Fisher at a July 29 ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus. “I am grateful to be recognized for Ventech’s role in promoting Ohio as a leader in the global markets,” Kunduru said. “This is an important milestone towards our goal of becoming the first Ohio-headquartered global IT services firm with more than 1,000 employees in Ohio by 2012.”
The only Information Technology company among 24 award recipients, Ventech was recognized for success in exporting its CenterPoint™ and Gateway™ educational software, which has been adopted by many educational institutions including India’s third-largest school system connecting nearly 600 schools and is expected to have more than 1.2 million users by 2010.
In presenting the awards to companies that have demonstrated superior performance in exporting and contributions to Ohio’s economy, Governor Strickland said, “Ohio is the eighth-largest exporting state in the country, a distinction largely due to economic partners like our 2008 Excellence in Exporting Winners. I want to thank all the companies for their hard work and commitment to success and their contributions to keeping Ohio’s economy strong and competitive.” Ohio Lt. Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Development Lee Fisher said “Ohio has a distinguished reputation for being a national leader in exporting. These winners today show the many opportunities businesses of all sizes and industries have to succeed in Ohio.”
Since 1986 the Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Awards Program has recognized companies and organizations of all sizes that have shown superior performance in exporting or heightened awareness of exporting as a vital component of the state’s economy.