September 07, 2006 at 15:22 PM EDT
Frost & Sullivan Awards to Recognize Leaders in Automation and Electronics, Aerospace and Defense, and Chemicals, Materials, and Food Industries

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan will host its Growth Excellence Awards Banquet honoring companies in the automation and electronics, aerospace and defense, and chemicals, materials, and food industries on September 26, 2006 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

The honorees will convene for a networking reception followed by the Awards dinner and presentations.

At the banquet, Frost & Sullivan will honor companies and individuals with the 2006 Growth Excellence Awards. The banquet will recognize companies and individuals for their diligence and innovation in implementing successful business plans and excelling in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Accolades will include: Company of the Year, Product of the Year, and Excellence in Technology of the Year, among others.

Industries and markets for which companies are being recognized include, but are not limited to, the following:

     Acoustic Nonwovens
     Advanced Process Control & Business Optimization
     Aerospace & Defense Computers
     Antimicrobial Additive
     Beta-carotene
     Chemical Detection
     Diamond Thin Films
     Dietary Supplements
     Electro-Optic Materials
     Food Fiber
     Homeland Security
     Low Voltage Drives
     Mineral Fortification
     Network Centric Operations
     Optoelectronic Components
     Plastic Packaging
     Printed Circuit Board
     Pump Solutions
     RFID & RTLS
     Satellite Antenna
     Security Systems
     Test & Measurement
     Vitamin E Markets

A Growth Excellence Best Practices panel discussion will take place preceding the Awards banquet. The distinguished panel is comprised of CEOs and senior level executives, representing companies recognized by Frost & Sullivan for best practices in their industries, who will discuss the strategies that have enabled them to proactively identify, evaluate, and capitalize on growth opportunities in the market.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

Complimentary seating is available to media. Seating is limited. Please RSVP or send any requests for information to Stacie Jones, 210-247-2450, stacie.jones@frost.com .

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit http://www.awards.frost.com

     Contact:
     Stacie Jones
     210-247-2450
     stacie.jones@frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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