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Fuentek Named To Cary Magazine’s Western Wake 100 List for 2010

(September 30, 2010)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC, has announced that Fuentek has been named to Cary Magazine’s Western Wake 100 List. The list represents the top 100 businesses in Western Wake county. Local chambers of commerce, including Cary, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, Apex and Holly Springs, nominated hundreds of companies for the list, but only 100 were chosen. This is Fuentek’s third consecutive year receiving the recognition.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a top 100 business in Western Wake County,” said Schoppe. “Our outstanding team’s strong work ethic and dedication to client success is what helps Fuentek grow each year.”

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services with a specialization in technology commercialization. In her role as president, Laura is responsible for managing relationships as well as establishing strategic client plans and conducting training workshops for clients. In 2005 and 2006, recognized Fuentek as one of the top 50 women-owned businesses in North Carolina. Laura also has more than 12 years of successful experience in spearheading research for several defense contractors, as well as an extensive background in all aspects of intellectual property management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has led major technology transfer projects at leading universities and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have sought her advice on strategic planning related to their intellectual assets. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been selected to speak at several national and international conferences and has published many papers and book chapters. In 2008 Laura was recognized as one of the Triangle's top 25 businesswomen with Triangle Business Journal's prestigious Women in Business Award for her exemplary leadership skills in the innovation category.

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