Steven Zylstra

President and CEO

Arizona Technology Council


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Steven's Summary

Catalyst Connection ( A federally-funded Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (IRC). A consultancy serving small- and medium-sized manufacturers delivering services that transform companies through best business practices and new technology. • Won the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Excellence in Economic Development for enhancing regional competitiveness. Pittsburgh Technology Council ( A membership-based technology trade association, serving over 1300 companies in the 13 county region of southwestern Pennsylvania. The oldest and largest technology council in North America. • Worked with Governor and General Assembly to increase the Research and Development (R & D) tax credit pool from 15 million to 40 million from 2003 to 2007, enhancing the small business set-aside from $6 million to $8 million. Increased the amount of the credit by 100% for small business and made R & D tax credits tradable to assist early-stage and cyclic businesses. to business leaders, policymakers, thought leaders and elected officials. Doyle Center for Manufacturing Technology ( A federally-funded economic development organization created to improve Defense supply chain initiatives through Network Centric ManufacturingSM. • Launched organization in 2003, securing over $7 million in federal funding to date. Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center ( An industry-lead initiative to position Pennsylvania as an epicenter of nanomaterials applied research and commercialization. • In two years, realized the private sector’s vision for an organization concentrated on funding collaborative research that focused on commercialization of nanomaterials technologies. Specialties: • Technology Transfer • Government Relations (Federal, State and Local) • Marketing and Public Relations • Strategic Planning Process Implementation • Communications and Public Speaking • Intellectual Property (Patents, Licensing) • People and Interpersonal Skills • Strategic Partnering and Collaboration • Employee Performance Planning • Organizational Planning and Leadership • Executive Management • Business and Strategic Planning • Technology and Manufacturing

About Steven

  • Span of Control

    The number of people reporting to them

    Less than 10

  • Industry


  • Size of Company

    In terms of revenue

    lt $10 Million

  • Employees of Company

    The number of people working for this company

  • Business Function

    Administration (CEO, Pres., GM, etc)

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