FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OREM, UTAH, April 14, 2009 — Dr. D. Clark Turner, CEO and President of Aribex, Inc., has been named “Emerging Executive of the Year” by the Utah Technology Council. The award was presented March 27 during UTC’s annual members meeting at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
“Dr. Turner has developed technology that not only is innovative and marketable, but also improving lives around the world,” said Richard Nelson, UTC President and CEO. “His portable x-ray guns are being used in third world countries to bring dental care to orphans, children and many impoverished individuals.”
Turner’s company manufactures the NOMAD family of highly-portable, battery-powered handheld x-ray devices for the dental, veterinary, forensic, and indus-trial verification markets. The NOMAD handheld devices are the first of their kind, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to recognize a new product category.
“The entire company has worked very hard to attain the level of success we’re experiencing,” said Turner. “I am grateful for this recognition in behalf of all of Aribex, and see this as yet another step towards our very bright future.”
Dr. Turner received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytical chemistry from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He founded Aribex in 2003 and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the company. He has been awarded seven US patents for innovative x-ray technologies and has authored more than 20 technical papers.
Dr. Turner has received a number of other recognitions, including the prestigious Stoel Rives Innovation Award and the Mountain West Capital Network’s “Emerging Elite” Award. In addition to his work at Aribex, Dr. Turner serves on the College Volunteer Leadership Council, an advisory group to the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Brigham Young University.
UTC is the premier industry-led technology organization in Utah. As a privately funded industry trade association, UTC was formed by the merger of the Utah Information Technology Association (UITA) and the Utah Life Science Association (ULSA) in April 2006. The needs and interests of life science and information technology-based businesses have been converging for some time, and many companies have activities in both sectors. By broadening the scope and becoming a full technology council, the UTC is an even stronger advocate for creating many new high-paying tech jobs in Utah.
Aribex, Inc. has quickly become recognized as the worldwide leader in innovative handheld X-ray products. Aribex is a privately owned, Orem, Utah-based company founded in 2003 with the mission to develop, manufacture, and market new technologies in the X-ray radiography fields. Aribex flagship products are the NOMAD and NOMAD Pro handheld X-ray systems. The NOMAD battery-powered handheld platform provides for expansion from dentistry into other X-ray imaging solutions such as veterinary, medical, industrial, and security applications.
About the Utah Technology Council
Utah’s premier professional association, the Utah Technology Council, has become the essential business resource for life science and high-tech companies seeking to achieve greater success. At its core, UTC exists to foster the growth of the state’s 5,300 technology companies, ensure Utah develops the highest quality workforce in the nation, and attract an ever-increasing array of funding. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders, and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources. Visit our website at www.utahtechcouncil.org.
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