Honors and Awards

During my early professional career in the U.S., I was fortunate to be recognized for my work creating and developing one of the leading companies in the information security industry. In addition to the commendations and awards I received as an entrepreneur, I was equally honored to receive accolades for Technology and Innovation and to be recognized for my lifelong devotion to Public Service.


Professional Recognition

  • Medal of Honor (Government of Japan) – Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon (2016)
  • Laureate, University of California, Riverside (2004)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Asia Business Association (2003)
  • 100th Year Anniversary Centennial Honoree, The Rafu Shimpo (2003)
  • Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, University of California, Riverside (2003)
  • Inland Empire Leaders of Distinction Award, The Business Press (2003)
  • Small Business Eagle Award, Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce (2003)
  • Small Business Person of the Year, U.S. Small Business Administration (2002)
  • Top Companies to Work for in the Inland Empire, The Business Press (2002)
  • CEO Hall of Fame Inductee (2001), Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO)
  • Los Angeles Technology “Fast 50”, Deloitte & Touche (2001)
  • ComputerWorld Honors Program, Smithsonian Institution (2001)
  • Top 100 Companies to Watch for the Year, Computerworld (2000)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young LLP/USA (1998)
  • America’s 50 Top Up & Comers, Point of View (POV) Magazine (1998)

Technology Innovation

  • Achievement in Technical Ingenuity (ATI) Award (2003)
  • Los Angeles Technology “Fast 50”, Deloitte & Touche (2001)
  • ComputerWorld Honors Program, Smithsonian Institution (2001)
  • Technology Innovation Award, Frost & Sullivan (2000)

Public Service Recognition

  • Certificate of Appreciation – Senator Barbara Boxer
  • Special Congressional Recognition (5):
    • Congressman Ken Calvert
    • Congressman Ed Royce
    • Congressman Loretta Sanchez
    • Congressman Christopher Cox
    • Congressman Linda J. Sanchez
  • Governor Commendation – Governor Gray Davis
  • California State Senate Commendation – Senator Dick Ackerman
  • California State Assembly Commendations (4):
    • Speaker Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
    • Assemblywomen Lynn Daucher
    • Assemblyman Lou Correa
    • Assemblyman John Campbell
  • California State Board of Equalization Commendation – John Chiang
  • City of Riverside Commendation – Mayor Ronald Loveridge
  • City of Los Angeles – Mayor James K. Hahn
  • City of Santa Ana – Miguel A. Polido
  • County of Los Angeles Commendation – Chair Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
  • County of San Bernardino Recognition Award

I have several patents registered with the US and Japanese patent offices based on my pioneering work within the information and data security industries. Below is a listing of specific patents owned, filed or pending.

Registered Trademarks