The Weatherford Awards honor entrepreneurs and innovators who further Oregon's pioneering spirit.
The designation celebrates Oregonians who have changed the face of business throughout the region and the world by advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and social progress.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Weatherford Awards. The 2014 Weatherford Honorees will be honored on February 6 at the College of Business Celebration of Excellence in Portland.
The 2013 Weatherford Award Honorees:
- Don Robert, CEO of Experian
- Governor Barbara Roberts, the first and only woman elected governor of Oregon
- Dr. Albert Starr, co-inventor of the world’s first successful artificial heart valve.
- Dan Di Spaltro, Alex Polvi and Logan Welliver, the trio of Oregon State alumni who co-founded the cloud-computing management startup Cloudkick.
Thank you to the following supporter:
Gold Level: Aequitas Capital Management
Past recipients include:
Ken and Joan Austin-Founders of A-dec
Jim Bernau-Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards and creator of World-Class Oregon Pinot Noir
Carolyn Chambers-Philanthropist and Oregon pioneer of the telecommunications industry.
Stanley Cheng-Chairman and CEO of Meyer Corporation, U.S., the largest cookware company in America, and founder/owner of Hestan Vineyards®
Frank Cloutier-Leader of the HP team that developed the Ink Jet Printer
Kyle Doyel-Founder and president of Kyzen Corp.
Frank Dulcich-Co-founder and CEO of Pacific Seafood, the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America
Douglas Engelbart, Ph.D.-Inventor of the computer mouse
Dick Fosbury- Inventor of the “Fosbury Flop” high jumping technique
John Gardner, Ph.D.-Founder and president of ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.
Paul Gulick-Founder of Clarity Visual Systems, Co-founder of InFocus Corporation, father of the digital projector
Doc and Connie Hatfield-Founders of Country Natural Beef
Kichang Li, Ph.D.-Inventor of formaldehyde-free wood adhesives
Bob Moore-Founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
James Peterson, Ph.D.- World leading wheat breeder
Mike Rich-Screenwriter of feature films, including Finding Forrester and The Rookie
Cory Schreiber-Pioneer of the NW natural food movement
Jack Smith-Inventor and co-founder of Hotmail, serial entrepreneur
Rex Smith-Chairman and COO of the Hotmail venture
Junki Yoshida-Yoshida Group Chairman and CEO, mastermind behind the famous Yoshida sauce
Fred Ziari-Founder of ezWireless and IRZ Consulting, an innovative leader in water and energy conservation technologies