Photo courtesy of the Wichita Chamber
Last night, High Touch Technologies was a recipient of the Over The Years award by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. Wayne Chambers, CEO/President of High Touch, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“The Over The Years award, initiated in 1963, recognizes businesses and institutions with long-standing performances as good corporate citizens and major contributors to the community’s economic well-being.”
Last night’s Over the Years honorees also included Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and Starkey, Inc. All three will join a distinguished group of more than 160 fellow Chamber members who are past award recipients.
The following video featured High Touch and it’s history during the event’s awards presentation. Video by Method Productions.
Chamber’s acceptance speech: “It is a privilege to stand before you this evening to represent High Touch in receiving this award. On behalf of all the employees of High Touch, past and present, I want to thank the Chamber and the Selection Committee for bestowing such a time honored award upon High Touch.
As the President and CEO I am proud to be a part of High Touch’s history and rich tradition of serving its clients, business associates and employees with care and distinction.
As many of you know, the High Touch story officially began on April 1, 1984 with the filing of Documents of Incorporation with the State of Kansas and through the years has become 100% owned by the employees – something that we are proud of.
Ted Cary, a Wichita State University professor, and two of his brightest students joined together to develop and market a point of sale software program that continues today to serve over 5,000 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico and several US Territories.
Even though Ted is no longer with us, I am pleased to say that those two bright students, Dave Glover and Mark Lenz with their wives, Terry and Barb, are with us this evening to celebrate this moment – thank you for being here this evening.
Additionally, we have several members of our Board here this evening that I would like to also acknowledge Lyle and Judy Jones and Shari Powers.
Finally, with us this evening are several tenured employees that have been a significant part of High Touch’s thirty two year history, Kevin Colborn, 24 years, Jeff Lucas, 22 years and Tracy Lucas, no relation to Jeff, has been with High Touch for 21 years.
Simply said, on behalf of all of the High Touch employees, management and Board of Directors, thank you again for acknowledging a home grown company that has found success through its dedication and service to customers, business associates and employees.”
Additional awards of the night included The Keeper of the Plains award to the Kansas Leadership Center, the Spirit of Wichita award to McConnell Air Force Base, the Ad Astra award to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, and the Uncommon Citizen award to Marilyn Pauly.
Congratulations to all the fellow award recipients.