Starkey Laboratories, Inc., one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO, William F. Austin, is the recipient of the prestigious Award for Corporate Citizenship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The corporate citizenship award honors a business leader whose business practices and example have demonstrated “deep concern for the common good beyond the bottom line,” according to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ web site. Individuals chosen to receive this award embody Woodrow Wilson’s “commitment to scholarship, public discourse, and the promotion of knowledge in the United States and around the world.”
Austin joins prominent past winners from companies including McDonald’s, Limited Brands, Tyson Foods, DaimlerChrysler, Time Warner, Texas Instruments and local companies Cargill and Carlson Companies.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey employs over 3,500 people, operates 22 facilities and conducts business in over 100 markets worldwide.