Jean Shih of AMAX Awarded as a Woman CEO of the Year in Annual 2013 CEO World Awards

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF versionA Leader & Visionary Awarded for Her Dedication to Commitment and Integrity Fremont, CA - December 20, 2013.  Jean Shih, President of AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT, and custom Appliance Manufacturing solutions, has been announced as one of top five winners at the prestigious CEO World Awards in the Women CEOs of the Year category. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world's best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.  More than 30 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world and over 200 CEOs participated. Their average scores determined the 2013 CEO World Award winners. In 34 years with all the economic ups and downs and the inherent ephemeral nature of technology, AMAX has not only survived but thrived, in no small part to the vision and savvy of its President, Jean Shih. Starting in 1979 selling PCs, Shih developed AMAX into a global technology company manufacturing enterprise-level computing infrastructures for datacenters, global Fortune 1000 companies, national labs and major research universities such as Microsoft, McAfee, Lockheed Martin, Argonne National Labs. This evolution was driven by Shih's understanding that technology is constantly evolving, and that AMAX would always operate on the cutting edge of computing. From selling mail order PCs before Dell was Dell, to being one of NVIDIA's first TPP partners developing solutions turning video cards into powerful parallel-computing engines, to developing Big Data Analytics platforms with the award-winning PHAT Data Hadoop Cluster, to partnering with Facebook's Open Compute project with a revolutionary new architecture to create the most efficient datacenter platform in the world, AMAX is constantly an early-adopter able to indicate the next market splash and deliver the latest and greatest to its customer base. All this is driven by a leader who is willing to take calculated risks, lead with both head and heart, and stand behind her company's products and services with complete conviction and integrity. What makes Jean Shih an outstanding leader: AMAX has grown from 3 founders to a global company of over 360+ employees. Not only is AMAX industry-recognized for leading technology, Shih has developed AMAX into a company that truly values its team, instilling a strong code of integrity, loyalty and ethics.  "If AMAX has 300 employees and on average, each has a partner and two children, that means AMAX is supporting a community of over 1200 people," Shih said. "Every decision we make considers this community, and that's why we always strive to grow, taking smart risks. AMAX is a company that has and will stick around because people depend on us, and because customers know we're in it for the long-term, they know that AMAX is a brand they can trust."  On the floor, they call her Madam President. To the employees, AMAX is not just a job. It's a brand they stand loyally behind, because AMAX stands loyally behind its people. This commitment translates directly to the integrity of services and products the company delivers to its customer base. This is the result of outstanding leadership. About AMAX Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Datacenter, HPC and OEM Solutions in North America. Headquartered in Fremont, California, with locations in China to service the APAC region, AMAX is an open-architecture manufacturer specializing in innovative and scalable cluster, server, and storage products developed for Datacenter, HPC, Cloud and Big Data applications.  AMAX's mission is to provide best-in-class engineering, architectural design, manufacturing, global logistics & support to empower customers to solve the most complex computing challenges, handle massive amounts of data and meet product development demands to maintain a competitive advantage. As an Official OCP Solutions Provider, AMAX can build datacenter solutions using both standard and OCP architecture. About the CEO World AwardsCEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies, Info Security's Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide's Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, Pillar Employee Recognition World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The CEO World Awards at www.ceoworldawards.com

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