Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix Wins Gold Stevie Award 2024 for Maverick of the Year

April 30, 2024 – Savannah, GA – Vivid-Pix www.vivid-pix.com, a technology leader specializing in scanning, restoring, and archiving treasured memories, announced today that Vivid-Pix CEO Rick Voight has won the coveted Gold Stevie Award® 2024 for Maverick of the Year – Consumer Products & Services in the 22nd Annual American Business Awards®. The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration.

Rick Voight is an AgeTech maverick, working tirelessly to help older adults reminisce about their history and combat loneliness, traveling throughout the U.S. to conduct free events at libraries, senior living facilities, genealogical and historical societies, and other community locations, where people of all ages can relive and recover lost memories and tell their stories. With the motto “Don’t Let Your Memories Fade,” Voight guides seniors on how to scan, restore photos, and share stories with Vivid-Pix Memory Station, inspiring older adults to learn and document their past for themselves and generations to come. Voight has presented at many prestigious locations across America, including The National Press Club, Allen County Public Library, National Genealogical Society, Friendly Senior Living, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and more. See Vivid-Pix 2024 tour info at: https://www.vivid-pix.com/events/.

Developing AgeTech technologies, Voight has also worked with The National Institute for Dementia Education (NIDE) to conduct research culminating in the report: “Cognitive Benefits of Photo Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia Patients”which studied the treatment power of photos and concluded that Photo Reminiscence Therapy (pRT) can improve the quality of life, minimize social isolation, and general cognitive performance for those living with dementia or memory impairment. The study was conducted by the National Institute for Dementia Education, the CERTUS Institute, Vivid-Pix, Tellegacy, and achi. See https://nid.education/nide-publications.html, videos: https://www.vivid-pix.com/reminisce/.

“I am honored to win the Stevie 2024 Maverick Award,” said Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix. “By connecting older adults with loved ones and caregivers and exercising the brain through memories, we work to help improve happiness and brain health. Vivid-Pix Memory Station™ activities at home and in the family history community connect people. It’s wonderful being a part of the joy that comes from reminiscing.”

“While growth in much of the world economy has recovered slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic, the American economy continues to show remarkable resilience and growth,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller. “Our 2024 Stevie winners have contributed to that successful recovery through their innovation, persistence, and hard work. We congratulate all our winners in the 2024 ABAs and look forward to celebrating their achievements during our June 11 awards banquet in New York.” For more information about The American Business Awards, see: www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.    

About Rick Voight

A pioneer in imaging technology, Rick Voight, CEO and Co-Founder, Vivid-Pix and Publisher, Reunions magazine, is a lifelong photography and imaging visionary with leading photography companies, such as Hewlett-Packard and Kodak. Voight was instrumental in bringing digital technology to market at Kodak and creating the HP Retail Publishing Solutions Division, connecting photo use across home, store, and online.

He then co-founded Vivid-Pix to restore decades-old, faded photos, bringing back precious memories that were thought to be long gone due to the passage of time or cognitive decline. With the new Memory Station with Stories specially designed for seniors and the mobility-challenged, it is simple to scan multiple images, documents, and memorabilia, and then restore and record audio. For more info, see Rick Voight’s bio at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16UHfGOkp_tgqoFMmnQPf44DXgASEwDGV?usp=sharing.

About Vivid-Pix

Vivid-Pix helps individuals, families, friends, and organizations with their most treasured memories by inventing and harnessing technologies. Vivid-Pix Solutions helps family historians, as well as caregivers, to assist with cognitive decline and dementia through Photo Reminiscence Therapy (pRT). Vivid-Pix patented software has been sold in over 120 countries, improving old, faded photos and documents. For more info, visit https://www.vivid-pix.com/.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in nine programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more at: http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Vivid-Pix Photos:

All: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16UHfGOkp_tgqoFMmnQPf44DXgASEwDGV?usp=sharing

Vivid-Pix Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/vividpixlogo.html

Rick Voight photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/vividpixvoight.html


Photo Reminiscence Therapy: https://www.vivid-pix.com/reminisce/

Memory Station: https://www.vivid-pix.com/memorystation/

Memory Station How-to: https://vimeo.com/914905049

Press Releases:

Rick Voight Bio: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16UHfGOkp_tgqoFMmnQPf44DXgASEwDGV?usp=sharing

Memory Station: https://madmimi.com/p/29fda71

Family Matters Vivid-Pix/National Genealogical Society program: https://www.vivid-pix.com/familymatters/

Press Contact:

Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani, Thomas PR

(631) 549-7575

Emails: [email protected]  / [email protected]