May 15, 1998 |
Orange County technology executive Kris Shah has been named the state's small-business person of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Shah is founder and chief executive of Irvine-based Litronic Industries Inc., which builds and designs security systems for computers. The company, which employs 65 people, was started in 1970. "I felt honored, because there are so many thriving companies in the Silicon Valley," Shah said. "Normally, this award goes to Northern California companies.