HASBAT Selects Larry Lewis, President of PROJECTXYZ, as its 2016 Professional of the Year

HASBAT Selects Larry Lewis, President of PROJECTXYZ, as its 2016 Professional of the Year

HUNTSVILLE, AL., June 23, 2016 – Each year the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies, now known as The Association, hosts its Professional of the Year banquet featuring members and honorees from local technical societies. This year, the Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) chose PROJECTXYZ President, Larry Lewis, as its POY. Mr. Lewis was recognized for his leadership in the technical arena as well as his support of “community through collaboration” which was this year’s theme.

Highlights that contributed to Mr. Lewis being named HASBAT’s 2016 POY include his leadership at PROJECTXYZ where he led the company’s acceptance into the DOD Mentor Protégé program as a mentor and launched a successful intern program for local High School students, exposing them to advanced technology. Additionally, Mr. Lewis was instrumental in rejuvenating BizTech, Huntsville’s start-up incubator where he now serves as CEO, including collaborating with WBCNA to launch Innovate Huntsville Week.

Mr. Lewis was honored at The Association’s 2016 POY Dinner and the July 2016 HASBAT luncheon.

About The Association

The Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of Huntsville area technical and professional societies dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering.  Founded on June 17, 1969, HATS has grown from seven charter societies to the current organizations representing more than 18,000 individuals.


The Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) is a nonprofit organization founded to increase business opportunities for high-technology small businesses in the Huntsville area. We serve as a beacon on the latest business opportunities, developments, and legislation within the federal government, which affect small contracting firms.


PROJECTXYZ is a technical solutions company using its expertise to solve problems and deliver results for federal and commercial customers at various locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, the company provides expertise in the research, design, development, integration, and sustainment of innovative solutions in engineering, logistics, information technology, and alternative energy. Founded in 2002, the company is an 8(a) certified, economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.


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