Beavercreek, Ohio – March 4, 2022 – Parallax Advanced Research received the only Gold Stevie® Award in the Government Sales Team of the Year category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development, and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®.
Winners will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on May 11.
More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, in 51 nations, were considered in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide on eight specialized judging committees. Entries were considered in more than 90 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year. Entries were also considered in more than 60 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; along with categories to recognize new products and services, solution providers, and organizations’ and individuals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New categories this year honor excellence in thought leadership in customer service and sales.
Parallax Advanced Research develops people alongside ground-breaking innovations, which include research in unmanned aerial vehicles, human performance, artificial intelligence, autonomy, analytics, systems integration, and test evaluations. In 2021, all Parallax associates received the ValueSelling Framework® training to optimize how the company engages customers and serves them at every level.
“We are enabling our young and diverse team to grow, collaborate, and work together by solving worthwhile problems—that’s the legacy. Now, the sky’s the limit,” said Parallax Advanced Research president and chief executive officer Dennis Andersh.
As a result of these efforts, Parallax’s top-line revenue in FY2021 was $42.12 million, which is approximately $4 million more than the previous FY2020.
Other 2021 achievements considered by the Stevie® Award include:
Parallax’s Launch Dayton team’s $750,000 SPRINT grant for creating a Launch Dayton Digital Toolkit to accelerate the development of 500 entrepreneurs in a COVID and post-COVID environment by providing digital educational resources that directly align with the requirements of regional programs, resources, and customers to create businesses with strong foundations.
Parallax’s $9.6 million in federal funding to expand the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment’s (APEX) support of West Virginia and Appalachia, to connect academic and industry innovators with the Department of the Air Force to develop the next generation of science and technology in the advancement of the national defense.
Parallax’s Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) program awarded $9.6 million to seven Ohio organizations to advance aerospace innovation in Ohio
“We are honored to receive this Stevie® Award and recognition. We invested thought, time, and resources into our business development and sales engagement processes to streamline and systematize them across the company,” said Andersh. “All associates are now involved in business development and sales, invoking the same methodology regardless of their roles in the company, e.g., admin, contracts, finance, etc. Even during the pandemic, we introduced and integrated geographically distributed associates, especially new hires. This Gold Stevie® Award is validation that we’re working our way in the right direction.”
“The nominations we received for the 2022 competition illustrate that business development, customer service, and sales professionals worldwide, in all sorts of organizations, have continued to innovate, thrive, and meet customer expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher Miller. “The judges have recognized and rewarded their achievements, and we join them in applauding this year's winners for their continued success. We look forward to recognizing them on May 11.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
About Parallax Advanced Research
Parallax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that tackles global challenges by accelerating innovation and developing technology and solutions through strategic partnerships with government, industry, and academia across Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to new breakthroughs. Together with the government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors of the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc., Thought Leadership Leverage, and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.