Business Honors for Nov. 25, 2012

BATON ROUGE AREA

Geoshield Window Tint received the Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s International Company of the Year award. The company, started in 2005 by Burns Mulhearn, Trey Chatagnier and Beau Dingler, has developed solar window film products to improve window energy-efficiency without altering the look of windows.

Gregg Henderson, the Paul K. Adams Professor of Urban Entomology at the LSU AgCenter, was named the recipient of the 2012 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology from the Entomological Foundation. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding extension, research and teaching contributions in urban entomology. Henderson has conducted research on various urban pests, such as ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, ticks and fleas. His main research focus is on termites, especially Formosan subterranean termites. The award cited his involvement in developing baits, monitors and new insecticides, and in testing termiticides from industry.

A team of five members of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Entrepreneurship Fellows won second place in the CEO Startup Simulation Challenge sponsored by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Team members were Ali Burmester, Stephanie Chaney, Will Chadwick, Lauren Dixon and Joey Ham.

Brandi Thomas, also an SEI Fellow, came in second out of more than 120 competitors in the National Elevator Pitch Competition.

LSU’s Business Education Complex, home of the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is featured in World-Architects, an online magazine dedicated to promoting architecture on the basis of its professionalism, uniqueness and quality of design. The Business Education Complex, designed by ikon.5 architects, includes 24 interactive-tiered classrooms, 18 collaborative team rooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a graduate computer lab, a mock trading room, business commons, café, executive dining room, career services, and faculty and administration offices.

AROUND SOUTH LA.

The Louisiana Chemical Association announced the winners of this year’s “Best in Louisiana” SAFE Award, given annually to the highest achieving chemical facility in each of four employee-size categories based on personnel safety, process safety and environmental stewardship during the prior year. This year’s winners and their categories are Rain CII Carbon LLC, Norco, 100 or fewer employees; Americas Styrenics St. James Plant, 101 to 200 employees; ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Polyolefins, 201-400 employees; and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant, more than 400 employees.