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AVT’s Shannon Illingworth Named Finalist in Entrepreneur Awards

CORONA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (, a design integrator and manufacturer of high performance automated retailing systems, custom vending machines, and technology-driven self service branding and merchandising solutions, was named as a Finalist in the 2014 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. Only three individuals were selected in the category of “Innovator Entrepreneur,” in which Illingworth was named a Finalist.

A record audience of 760 business and community leaders gathered to celebrate and honor these entrepreneurs during the 12th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards, an event recognizing the leadership, innovation and business acumen of these special individuals.

The event was presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University San Bernardino, and was sponsored by leading organizations including Bank of America, Los Angeles News Group, UPS, Wells Fargo, and others.

Previous award recipients include Jerry Mall, owner of K&N Engineering (automotive filters and accessories); Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros Markets (major grocery store chain); and Anthony Magilica, Founder and CEO of Mag Instruments (makers of Mag-Lite flashlights).

Dr. Mike Stull, founding organizer of the event and director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for Entrepreneurship, said, “The unique companies and inspiring success stories continues to amaze us.”

Shannon Illingworth, the Founder and Chairman of AVT, Inc. said he was pleased to be among the honorees. “It is a tribute to our team of developers, engineers and designers that we were selected to stand among an exclusive group of leading innovators and visionaries,” he commented. “I also want to congratulate the other remarkable individuals and companies that were nominated for this esteemed award.”

AVT is recognized as a leader in the retail automation industry. Their innovative designs and technology-driven solutions continue to push the industry forward, while increasing brand recognition and generating new revenue streams for clients worldwide.

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