Tech Impact Awards 2012: Enterprise Computing

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Apptio
225 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue
Employees: 200
apptio.com

Since 2007, Apptio has aimed to develop an entirely new category of software, to create what cofounder and CFO Kurt Shintaffer has called the “new IT.” Apptio’s cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions help IT departments to track all of their costs, to identify where spending is most effective, and, as CEO Sunny Gupta has explained, to manage the business of technology as well as the technology itself. Apptio’s TBM tools enable managers to assess the cost of IT services, to communicate those costs to corporate leadership, and then to plan, budget and forecast accordingly. Rapid adoption in the financial industry—the company’s services are used by Bank of America, First American Financial and JPMorgan Chase to reduce their IT costs by 10 percent or more—brought the privately held company up to $60 million in bookings for its subscription-based services.

 

Silver Award
ExtraHop Networks
520 Pike St., Seattle
Number of employees: 50
extrahop.com

The toughest problem for ExtraHop’s Application Performance Management (APM) appliance, claims cofounder and CEO Jesse Rothstein, is not in the increasingly complex enterprise systems it monitors to help them run more smoothly. It’s the skeptical look in the eyes of IT managers who have been promised too much in the past. But an installation time of minutes to find and resolve a network’s speed bumps has helped this company, which was founded by two engineers from F5 Networks, to become a major contender in a crowded market quickly.

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

Winner: Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
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Legacy Award
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
Auburn › belshaw-adamatic.com
When it’s time to make doughnuts — or loaves of bread, or sheets of rolls — it could well be a Belshaw Adamatic piece of equipment that’s turning out the baked goods. From a 120,000-square-foot plant in Auburn, Belshaw Adamatic produces the ovens, fryers, conveyors and specialty equipment like jelly injectors used by wholesale and retail bakeries.
 
The firm’s two legacy companies — Belshaw started in 1923, Adamatic in 1962 — combined forces in 2007. Italy’s Ali Group North America is the parent.
 
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
 
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.