WAYNE, PA - Jay Deakins, President of enterprise software solution provider Deacom Inc., was named a finalist in the Executive of the Year - Computer Software category of The 2009 American Business Awards.
The American Business Awards is the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs. This year, more than 2,600 entries from companies in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.
Deakins, who is competing in the Executive of the Year category for the computer software industry, founded Deacom in 1995, single-handedly programming and selling the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System for paint, ink and coatings manufacturers. Today, Deacom has more than 100 installations throughout North America and a professional staff occupying 5,000 square feet of office space in Wayne, PA. The company counted 2008 as a milestone year. Despite a slowing economy, Deacom achieved nearly 75 percent growth in sales compared to 2007.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors and their staffs will select award winners from among finalists in final judging that will continue through June 3. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.
Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.