ARCA CEO selected as finalist for NCTA Award
Mort O’Sullivan competes for the 2014 People’s Choice Tech Executive of the Year Award
MEBANE, N.C. – ARCA, a global leader in cash automation and payment technologies, announced today that CEO and founder, Mort O’Sullivan, is a finalist for the North Carolina Technology Association's (NCTA) 'Tech Executive of the Year' award. The NC Tech Awards, North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizes companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership.
“I’ve worked with Mort for almost 13 years and he surprises me almost daily with the way that he can approach a problem from a unique perspective,” Aubrey Meador, President of ARCA, said. “Because of this skill, the team here doesn’t hesitate to approach Mort for insight into complicated issues that occasionally arise. Mort’s accessibility, as well as his problem-solving ability, is one of the reasons why ARCA is experiencing such tremendous growth.”
O’Sullivan is one of five finalists for Tech Executive of the Year. The winner will be chosen by a public vote in an online poll, which will be live on the NCTA’s website from September 15th-26th. The winner will be announced at the NC Tech Awards Gala on November 6 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
“Winning the Tech Exec of the Year now has even more meaning,” Brooks Raiford, President and CEO of NCTA, said. “This event recognizes those who characterize excellence, innovation and leadership. Similar to the Oscars, the tech awards will be known as ‘the Beacons’ - a statement that you are a shining example of North Carolina’s vibrant tech sector.”
Under O’Sullivan’s leadership, ARCA has grown from a one-man operation to an organization employing 129 people in four offices worldwide, with revenue in excess of $60 million in 2013. ARCA’s growth can be attributed to O’Sullivan’s emphasis on continuous improvement, development of a culture that embraces change, and dedication to developing and applying technologies that solve real-world problems.
Globally, ARCA’s cash automation products can be found in grocery self-checkouts, parking payment stations, car washes, gaming kiosks, bill payment kiosks and various other self-service machines. In the banking and retail sectors, ARCA is one of the top providers of cash automation in the United States.
ARCA’s solutions help people control and streamline cash operations in financial institutions, retail stores, and self-service kiosks around the world. We develop technology and services that make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. Visit arca.com for more information.
The North Carolina Technology Association’s mission is “Making North Carolina #1 in Technology and Technology #1 in North Carolina,” The organization does this through three main focus areas: executive engagement, public affairs, and enabling member transition to a technology-enabled workforce. For more information, visit their website at www.nctechnology.org.