On Thursday, March 1, Cincom CEO Tom Nies accepted the Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement at the 27th Annual Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards presented by the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Alumni Board of Governors.
The award recognizes Nies’ outstanding business achievement as defined by his entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to business and the community, and achievement of the highest level of success within his profession.
Family, friends and colleagues were in attendance to help Nies celebrate his award for which he thanked his parents, his late wife Sue Nies, and all of the Cincomers past and present who have helped him achieve the tremendous levels of success that Cincom has reached over its 44 years.
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About the Author
Thomas M. Nies is the founder and CEO of Cincom Systems, Inc. The longest actively serving CEO in the computer industry, Nies was recognized by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 as "the epitome of the entrepreneurial spirit of American business." In 1992, British Prime Minister Edward Heath honored Nies for Cincom's role in bringing the software industry to England. In 1995, he was profiled by the Smithsonian Institute as one of the "pioneers of the software industry," alongside other industry giants such as Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Larry Ellison (Oracle). In 2004, Ernst & Young inducted Nies into its Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. In 2005, along with the CEO of Adobe, Nies won the International Stevie Award for Best Executive in the International Business Awards—"the business world's own Oscars," according to the New York Post. In 2005, Nies also received the University of Cincinnati Lifetime Achievement award and in 2006, was named as one of the Top Ten IT Visionaries by START-IT magazine. In 2008, Tom and Cincom were featured in a Harvard Business School Study. Email Tom Nies: Tnies@cincom.com