Eco Red Shield™ Is Named 2013 Gold Edison Award Winner
Eco Red Shield Wins the Gold at Chicago Ceremony Awards Celebrating 26 Years
of Honoring Innovators and Innovation
VISTA, Calif., April 30, 2013
VISTA, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Edison Awards, celebrating
26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development
of new products and services, announced today that Eco Red Shield was voted a
GOLD winner for innovation at the April 25th event hosted at the Navy Pier in
Chicago. Steve Conboy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Eco Building
Products, Inc. (OTCQB: ECOB) joined hundreds of senior executives from some of
the world's most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and
commitment of all of the 2013 Edison Award winners.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades
a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are
named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product
development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world,
garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the
"Our judges recognized Eco Red Shield as a true innovator out of many products
in its category," said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more
than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics
and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science
"Our countless hours of hard work and determination have resulted in the
robust formulation known as Eco Red Shield. We set out to accomplish a task
not knowing all of the challenges we will face. Our mission was clear in our
goals ensuring that we must keep our chemistry Eco-Friendly since the industry
and consumers are looking for more eco solutions, which are safe around
children and in schools, than just the sill plate mounting buildings to
concrete that are currently available. All of our testing protocols resulted
in very high scores proving that our methodology of wood treatment provides
superior efficacy. I am particularly proud of the vigorous protocols we
developed to abate mold growth on the cured film surface. Current industry
standard ASTM testing for surface mold growth does not represent the real
world attributes," stated Mark Vuozzo Chief Technical Officer, Eco Building
Products, Inc. "The fire inhibition employed in Eco Red Shield is truly years
ahead of the industry. Reduction of flame spread saves property however the
significant reduction in smoke produced will save lives," added Vuozzo.
One of the evening's many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious
Edison Achievement Award to Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm
Incorporated. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who
have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout
their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future
innovators and to the world at large.
In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed
multiple events over a two-day period including an opening reception, "Meet
the Innovators Forum" and the "Innovators' Showcase," which offered guests a
hands-on experience with many of the winning products.
About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit,
501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards
have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators
since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of
new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and
are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of
successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete
program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
About Eco Building Products, Inc.
Eco Building Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of treated wood products that
are protected against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting
insects and termites by our proprietary eco-friendly chemistry utilizing ECOB
WoodSurfaceFilm™ and FRC™ technology (Fire Retardant Coating). Eco Building
products, "Eco Red Shield" utilizing patent pending technology is the ultimate
in wood protection, preservation, and fire safety to building components
constructed of wood; from joists, beams and paneling, to floors and ceilings.
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Eco Building Products, Inc.
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