CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer and leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, announced today that Octagon’s President Kirk Gallion, has been named as a finalist in the 2007 American Business Awards. Mr. Gallion is a finalist in the category of Best Product Development or Engineering Executive.
The American Business Awards, or “Stevies”, recognize the efforts and achievements of individual performers in business. The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide.
Jim Walker, chairman and CEO of Octagon, commented, “Kirk’s strong technology background and his keen understanding of how to lead successful product development initiatives have provided a cornerstone for our expanding technology innovation efforts. His visionary approach and passion for innovation are the driving force behind our break-through process management technology, ViewPoint®. This recognition is well-deserved.”
Kirk Gallion is pleased to be named as a finalist in the Product Development and Engineering Executive category. “I am honored to be a finalist in a category of such well-known and accomplished individuals.
Working in an entrepreneurial environment with a great team of technology professionals has also been an honor. I am grateful for the experience and the recognition this nomination brings.”
Winners of the 2007 Stevie Awards will be announced at an Awards Dinner and Ceremony on June 11, 2007 in New York City.
About Octagon’s Kirk Gallion
Kirk Gallion, co-founder and president of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., is committed to the development of new and enhanced technologies that automate, accelerate and advance the drug development process. He has worked in the industry for over 10 years. Prior to Octagon, Mr. Gallion worked as a technology consultant for Andersen Consulting. While at Andersen, he was responsible for the installation and customization of an imaging system for a large pharmaceutical company (AstraZeneca), developing a system of corporate intranet websites, and developing automated tools to facilitate electronic publishing.
Prior to joining Andersen, Mr. Gallion served as a captain in the United States Army. During his tenure, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, and two Army Achievement medals in addition to being rated the best of 68 junior officers in the command.
Mr. Gallion holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Frostburg State University where he was a member of numerous honor societies in math and physics.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon (octagonresearch.com) is a pioneer and leading process-centric solutions provider that offers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process, and IT solutions to the life sciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation to reduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research and development process. We leverage the power of electronic submissions through deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Amersham, UK.