ZPower Wins at New York Ceremony; Awards Celebrate 29 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation.
New York, NY – April 25, 2016 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced on Friday that the ZPower Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids was voted a Bronze Winner for innovation at the April 21st event at The Capitale in New York City. Ross Dueber, President and CEO of ZPower, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
“Our judges recognized the ZPower Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids as a true innovator out of the many products in the Vison and Hearing category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
“ZPower is honored to be recognized by Edison University as an Edison Award finalist for 2016. This award coupled with our CES Award highlights our breakout year extremely well. ZPower batteries allow companies and consumers access to smaller, safer products. As we continue to revolutionize the hearing industry, you will see new industries enabled to innovate with our technology. Several contracts have been procured this year allowing 2017 to be an even bigger year for us,” said Ross Dueber, President and CEO of ZPower.
One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems, lauded as one of Barron’s World’s Best CEO’s and Time’s "100 Most Influential People." The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.
In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products, including the ZPower Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids. To learn more about the Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids or ZPower’s rechargeable silver-zinc microbatteries visit www.zpowerbattery.com.
About ZPower, LLC
ZPower is a leader in the development of rechargeable, silver-zinc batteries for miniature battery applications whose headquarters and manufacturing facility is in Camarillo, Calif. The company provides a total solution for hearing instrument manufacturers which includes advanced silver-zinc battery technology and charger design support. The ZPower solution simplifies new product development and speeds time-to-market. For end users, ZPower batteries deliver unmatched performance, improved user experience and are better for the environment. ZPower is ISO 9001:2008 certified and its facility and devices registered with the FDA. For more information, visit www.zpowerbattery.com or the ZPower Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.
About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.