SMART Awards Finalist

Amazon Hose & Rubber Company had the privilege to be one of this year’s SMART Award finalists! Congratulations to all the winners!

Keynote Speaker: Waymon Armstrong

Waymon Armstrong is the founder and CEO/President of ECS, and is recognized as both a pioneer and visionary in simulation and training products and services. His goal is to ensure every client receives innovative products and services that maximize workforce potential, whether the desired outcome is safety-focused or improved performance.

Armstrong is well-known in the MS&T industry and has been consistently recognized for his community contributions, entrepreneurship and business leadership by customers, the community, private industry and trade organizations. He is a frequent speaker at global, national and local conferences, including keynoting at I/ITSEC and MODSIM WORLD, and speaking at the Florida Simulation Summit, Orlando Business Journal Technology Panel, Associated Industries of Florida 2016 Health Summit and others.

He was recently recognized as the Entrepreneurial Vanguard at the 2018 Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Central Florida (JACF). In addition, he has been honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Finalist four times; National Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Person of the Year, Valencia College Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate, I-4 Business Entrepreneur of the Year and Orlando Business Journal CEO of the Year, as well as numerous other distinctions locally, regionally and nationally.

Waymon has chaired the Orange County (Florida) Mayor’s Modeling, Simulation and Training Blue Ribbon Commission, Leadership Orlando – Class 92 and Orlando, Inc. In addition, he serves as a board member and Chairman’s Council Chair of GrowFL and on the University of Central Florida Research Foundation board.