Stephen Boyd received the Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year honor at the 2018 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards for his visionary leadership as both the CEO and President of Boyd Technologies in Lee, MA and his role as board chair, president and founding partner of the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) in Pittsfield.
The Berkshire Trendsetter Awards celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals whose achievement, innovation, and/or commitment has strengthened the regional economy and helped the Berkshires grow. The categories awarded reflect the incredible commitment community members put into encouraging innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the region. The Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year recognizes a Berkshire business founder or owner whose company, organization, or project has made a significant impact in an industry or community.
1Berkshire is a nonprofit corporation charged with strengthening and growing the Berkshire economy using an innovative collaborative approach among the region’s business, tourism, economic, and creative development efforts. 1Berkshire is focused on economic development and promoting Berkshire County as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. The corporation combines traditional economic development with projects that leverage the strengths of existing organizations by providing programs that connect businesses with each other and with their customers. 1Berkshire also proudly works to develop the next generation of leaders and supports entrepreneurs at every step.
About The Berkshire Innovation Center
The Berkshire Innovation Center expands the innovation capacity and growth potential of private industry by providing advanced capabilities to manufacturers in the Berkshires region - primarily small and medium sized companies (and startups) in life sciences, the life sciences supply chain, advanced manufacturing, and technology. The goal is to enable and accelerate the growth of the manufacturing sector with the ultimate objective of spurring economic growth, job creation, and retention, and investment in the region.
About Boyd Technologies
Boyd Technologies is a leading supplier of advanced flexible materials. Global OEM partners rely on Boyd Technologies for material sourcing, development, and manufacturing. The Company provides materials, components, and finished devices to a diverse set of customers in the medical and life sciences fields. Boyd Technologies is ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered as a contract manufacturer of medical devices.
Boyd Technologies is privately held; led by a Senior Management team and an outside board of directors. The Company has two locations, with headquarters and 85,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Lee, MA, and a sales and engineering office in Boston.