Baxa Corporation Named Finalist In 2005 American Business Awards

Englewood, CO, May 11, 2005 --( Baxa Corporation has been selected as a finalist in the Best Sales Team category for the third annual American Business Awards. Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (September 22, 2002), The American Business Awards are the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. Baxa was nominated for Best Sales Team in a submission reflecting how their entire company rallied to support customers during a critical product shortage.

The 2005 Stevie Awards will be chosen from among the more than 1,200 nominations submitted for consideration. Nicknamed the SteviesTM for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during presentations on Monday, June 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. During the ceremonies, which will be videocast on the Internet and broadcast on the radio, Donald J. Trump will receive the first Lifetime Achievement Stevie Award.

Finalists were selected by business professionals nationwide during three months of preliminary judging and represent more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and Best Human Resources Organization. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie winners from among the finalists. A complete list of finalists is available at

“We are honored by the recognition that this achievement represents for Baxa as a company,” noted Claude Hooton, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Baxa. "Although 2005 was a record year for the company in terms of financial growth, the real test of our performance is measured with long-term customer satisfaction. We can only do this with an effective sales team encompassing every member of Baxa from the sales person to the line associate building the product. This is truly a tribute to the great work of every associate at the company."

Baxa Corporation sells systems worldwide that are used for streamlining pharmacy compounding processes. In the US, UK, Canada and Germany, the company uses a direct sales force supplemented by an inside sales team. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada, the United Kingdom; Denmark, and Germany; and distribution partners worldwide.

About Baxa Corporation
Celebrating 30 years of business in 2005, Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging, and administering liquid medications. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. . Further information is available at

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding workplace performance around the world. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at Premier sponsors of The 3rd Annual American Business Awards include Rogen International, ValueVision Associates, Veritude, Ultimate Software and The Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, Hoover's Online, Selling Power Magazine and Wired Magazine. Speedera Networks will videocast the awards ceremonies live on the Internet.


Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558