Awards & Recognition
Space Technology Hall of Fame ®
April 14, 2011, GeoEye was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame ®
for commercial Earth-imaging satellites. The Space Technology Hall of Fame ®
honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology
into commercial products that improve life on Earth.
here to learn more.
FORTUNE's 2010 "100 Fastest-Growing Companies"
Aug. 19, 2010, GeoEye received notice the Company was ranked 84th on FORTUNE Magazine's
2010 "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list. The full list and related stories are
online. GeoEye qualified for the list by meeting the following
criteria: posting an annualized growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least
15% annually over the three years ended on or before April 30, 2010; trading on
a major U.S. stock exchange continuously since June 30, 2007; filing quarterly reports
with the SEC; having a minimum market capitalization of $250 million; and having
a stock price of at least $5 on June 30, 2010. The Company also had revenue and
net income of at least $50 million and $10 million, respectively, for the four quarters
ended on or before April 30, 2010.
Euroconsult 2010 "Earth Operator of the Year" Award
On Sept. 8, 2010, Euroconsult presented Matt O'Connell, GeoEye's chief executive
officer and president, the company’s award for “2010 Earth Operator of the Year”
in Paris during "World Satellite Business Week.” The awards are presented to companies
for outstanding achievement in several categories and are based on quantitative
data such as performance indicators including EBITDA, revenue and profit growth,
subscriber or terminal growth and market penetration; and qualitative data such
as innovation, strategic decision making and overall impact on the industry. A jury
of industry experts from Euroconsult, Space News and Satellite Finance determines
Deloitte & Touche "Fast 500"
2010, 2009 2008 & 2007
GeoEye was awarded Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 which provides a ranking of the
fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology
companies in North America. The Company was ranked number 180 in 2010, 329 in 2009,
112 in 2008 and number 185 in 2007. Technology Fast 500 award winners were selected
based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during a five-year period. Technology
Fast 500 award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues
of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5
million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between the five-year
period. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years,
and be headquartered within North America.
2010 SmartCMO Award
June 17, 2010, GeoEye received notice that Nancy Coleman, GeoEye's senior director
of Marketing and Communications, was one of 15 recipients in the DC/Baltimore area
to win the 2010 SmartCMO award. Mrs. Coleman will be honored at a dinner in Maryland
in September and featured in the August SmartCEO magazine.
NVTC Public Company CFO of the Year Award
Northern Virginia Technology Council selected GeoEye Chief Financial Officer Joseph
(Joe) F. Greeves as Public Company CFO of the Year. The award was presented to Mr.
Greeves in a ceremony held June 9, 2010, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in McLean, Va
in recognition of his outstanding contributions to GeoEye's performance and accomplishments
from January 2009 to March 2010.
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read the full press release.
GDUSA 2010 American In-house Design Award
2010 American In-house Design Award Graphic Design USA selected GeoEye as the recipient
of their 2010 American In-house Design Award in recognition of GeoEye's 2010 Imagery
here to view the 13 stunning images from this year’s imagery calendar.
ASPRS’ 2010 Outstanding Service Award
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) selected GeoEye as
the recipient of their 2010 Outstanding Service Award. The award is in recognition
of GeoEye's support for the ASPRS Geospatial Revolution Film Project, a public service
media project produced by Penn State University for Public Broadcasting.
Click here to view and learn more about the video.
GeoEye-1 selected as finalist in C4ISR Journal’s Big 25 Awards - August 2009
Journal has selected the GeoEye-1 satellite as one of the "Big 25" most important
efforts of 2009. They will publish the complete list of Big 25 winners in the October
issue of C4ISR Journal, and announce the "Top 5" final winners from among them at
their annual awards banquet October 19 in Crystal City, Virginia. For details, please
C4ISR Journal established The Big 25 annual awards process to honor the extraordinary
dedication, innovation and ingenuity that is pushing the ISR community to new frontiers
of information sharing and effectiveness. C4ISR believes recognizing these achievements
is part of their role as the leading source for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance
and networking news. They examine work in five categories: Platforms; Sensors; Networks;
Agencies and Organizations; and Innovations. The competition is intense, and the
committee’s discussions are often spirited, making the Top 5 Award a coveted distinction
within the industry and intelligence agencies.
13th Annual Webby Awards, Website/Science Category Honoree - April 2009
April 2009, the GeoEye Website was selected as a Webby honoree in the Website/Science Category. Selection as a Webby honoree signifies
an outstanding caliber of work as judged by the International Academy of Digital
Arts and Sciences. Of the competition’s nearly 10,000 entries and 70 categories,
fewer than 15 percent were selected as honorees. GeoEye’s Website shares the 2009
distinction with ten other Websites which demonstrated a high standard of excellence.
Open Geospatial Consortium Website of the Month Awarded to GeoFUSE - January 2009
Website of the Month. GeoEye uses OGC standards to help
its site visitors consume GeoEye's imagery holdings. All imagery uses are envisioned
as involving one of two fundamental processes. Quick Look: Does GeoEye have imagery
for a specific place and/or time of interest? Analytical Look: Which of the relevant
holdings over an area of interest will be most appropriate for analysis to support
decision-making or advanced visualization? From this basic understanding of what
people visiting the site want to do, GeoEye set out to make it easy for its customers
to Find, Use, Serve and Extend the GeoEye catalog of imagery and products to their
customers -- thus the name GeoFUSE for the search and discovery applications. From
the customer point of view, GeoFUSE makes it easy to get the right imagery to the
right user at the right time in the right application. And from the company point
of view, GeoFUSE makes it easy to put GeoEye imagery in front of "lots of eyeballs."
"Best of What's New" Award - 2008
GeoEye-1 next-generation satellite, built by General Dynamics Advanced Information
Systems a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a 2008 "Best
of What’s New" Award from Popular Science in the Aviation & Space category. Each year, the editors of Popular
Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of
the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap
in their categories. The winners — the Best of What's New — are awarded inclusion
in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read
issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What’s
New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories:
Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home
Entertainment, Securities, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.
Davey Awards - 2008
November 11th, GeoEye won a Silver Davey Award for our www.geoeye.com web site.
The Davey Awards is an international award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding
creative work from the best small firms worldwide. In 2007, more than 4,000 entries
were submitted from ad / interactive agencies, production firms, in-house designers,
design and public relations firms.
Silver W3 Award - 2008
On October 14th, GeoEye won a Silver W3 Award in the 'Science' Category for our
www.geoeye.com web site. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web, as
well as recognizing the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning
sites, videos, and marketing programs. This award is sanctioned by the International
Academy of Visual Arts and is the first major web competition to be accessible from
the biggest agencies to the smallest firms.
Deloitte & Touche "Fast 50" - 2008 & 2007
GeoEye was awarded Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 50" award for two consecutive years
in 2008 and 2007. GeoEye is still ranked as one of the fastest-growing technology
companies based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period.
Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Award – 2008
GeoEye has been honored with this award in the field of Geospatial Intelligence
for the company’s pioneering efforts towards providing an unsurpassed resolution
in earth imaging through their latest satellite.
Web Marketing Association Award - 2008
September 25th, the Web Marketing Association awarded BrainSpark Media the Technology
Standard of Excellence Award for the GeoEye corporate Web site. The winners of the
2008 WebAwards competition recognize the individual achievement behind the creation
of today's top Web sites. More than 2,400 sites from 45 countries were adjudicated
in 96 industry categories during this year's competition.
The Post 200 – 2008
May 2008, GeoEye was ranked number 82 in the Washington Post’s "Top 200." The Post
200 highlights the top public companies based in the Washington D.C. area in 2008.
Washington Business Journal – 2008
GeoEye was selected by the Washington Business Journal as number four of the Fastest
Growing Companies in the Washington D.C. area in 2008.
Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" - 2007
O'Connell, CEO, President, and Director of GeoEye, was named Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur
of the Year" award for the Greater Washington area. This award recognizes the most
successful and innovative entrepreneurial business leaders in more than 40 countries
around the globe.
United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) - 2007
and Matt O'Connell, CEO, President, and Director, was recognized for leadership
in the satellite-imagery industry by the USGIF through their "Intelligence Industry
Washington SmartCEO "CIO" Award - 2007
Washington, D.C., magazine honored the top 10 CIOs in the Greater Washington area,
recognizing GeoEye's Vladimir Aleksiev.