The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award winners for 2008. Among the recipients is Scot Wingo of Raleigh, co-founder and chief executive of ChannelAdvisor Corp.
Scot Wingo(right) a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award in 2008.
Wingo received his master's degree in computer engineering from NC State in 1992. He is a technology entrepreneur who has used his business acumen to found several successful companies.
He is currently president and chief executive officer of Morrisville-based ChannelAdvisor Corp., which enables leading online retailers to maximize their product exposure across multiple e-commerce channels such as eBay, Google, Amazon.com and Overstock.com. The company managed more than $2.7 billion in gross merchandise value on behalf of its customers in 2007, up almost 70 percent from the previous year. He also co-founded and sold Stingray Software and AuctionRover.com.
Wingo has authored a number of technology and business books - including the popular eBay Strategies: 10 Proven Methods to Maximize your eBay Business - and was named Ernst & Young's Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004. He has also been honored as one of the Triangle Business Journal's 40 under 40.
Wingo has established a generous endowment for the NC State Engineering Entrepreneurs Program and serves as chairman of its advisory board. He also serves on the board of the NC State Engineering Foundation and is a popular speaker at College events.
Other recipients of the award include Bobby Ray Johnson Jr. of San Jose, Calif., co-founder and chief executive of Foundry Networks and Gayle Lanier of Raleigh, a Nortel executive and NC State Board of Trustees member.