Posted May 22nd, 2013 in News

TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwired – May 6, 2013) – The Arizona Technology Council has elected Roger Vogel, chairman, president and CEO of Vante Medical Technologies as its Chairman of the Board. Bob Witwer, VP of Advanced Technology for Honeywell Aerospace has been elected as Vice Chairman and Charles Vermillion, CEO, OneNeck IT Services becomes Chairman Emeritus.

“First and foremost, we are grateful for the leadership Chuck Vermillion provided during his tenure as Chairman,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “As we begin to implement our new vision and strategic plan, Roger’s election marks a unique milestone for the Council as our first Chairman from a Tucson-based company. He is an excellent business visionary with deep roots and a powerful personal commitment to both Southern Arizona and the state.”

“The Arizona Technology Council is the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona’s technology community,” said Vogel. “As we continue to create and articulate member value, we will focus on our strategic plan that includes developing and attracting innovation capital and talent while maximizing our public policy impact. I look forward to serving with this world-class Board of Directors to identify and develop the technology programs Arizona needs.”

About Vante
Vante is an employee-owned, global technology company that designs and produces products for the precise manipulation of medical plastics. The company serves more than 500 customers and works with over 23 partners to distribute its products globally. Vante has been a leader in the medical device manufacturing industry for over 30 years. Specializing in the four categories of catheter manufacturing equipment, biopharmaceutical equipment, industrial applications and OEM solutions, Vante’s products include their own manufacturing systems, industrial tube sealers, and plastic sealing and welding technology. For additional information please visit

About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit – Vante, Inc.