Fernando Fischmann, Founder and CEO of Crystal Lagoons, Wins Two Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2016 International Business Awards

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The scientist and entrepreneur won two Gold Stevie® Awards as “Innovator of the Year” for his sustainable vision of water usage, and for “Energy Innovation of the Year” for his water desalination technology that uses no energy. The award ceremony took place on October 21st at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome. Fischmann received the awards that the New York Post described as the "Oscars for business."

Chief Legal Counselor, Guillermo Carey, accepting Gold Stevie® Award.

“Fernando Fischmann is the embodiment of an innovator! What is even more remarkable is that his innovation has a positive impact on the environment.”

Crystal Lagoons Chairman and Founder Fernando Fischmann earned two Gold Stevie® Awards in the International Business Awards for “Innovator of the Year” and for “Energy Industry Innovation of the Year.”

Considered “the Oscars of the business world” which “singles out the good business leaders” around the world, Fernando Fischmann, Founder and President of Crystal Lagoons, now joins the ranks of Stevie® Awards winners, including Steve Jobs of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Alan Mulally of Ford Motor Company.

Fernando Fischmann was named the “Innovator of the Year” for his sustainable vision for water usage and earned the “Energy Industry Innovation of the Year” for his water desalination technology that uses no energy and that aims to solve some of the global problems of energy and water scarcity.

This year’s awards received more than 3,800 nominations from 60 countries, and Fischmann was chosen as the person who has contributed the most to innovation, with the Cisco Systems taking second place.

Stevie® Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. The judging panel included representatives from Nike, DHL, HSBC, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, American Express and others.

The judges made positive comments about the scientist, such as:

  • “Fernando Fischmann is the embodiment of an innovator! What is even more remarkable is that his innovation has a positive impact on the environment.”
  • “Fischmann sees a challenge, sees an opportunity and looks for a solution or creates new technology to accomplish his goal. An innovator!”
  • “It is a wonderful innovation and initiative to provide solutions to humanity’s critical need for survival. A well anticipated innovation and a noble contribution to the wellbeing of the world.”

In less than seven years, the multinational innovation company founded by Fischmann and known for creating the “World’s Top Amenity,” has grown to 15 offices worldwide and boasts a portfolio of more than 400 projects in different stages of development across 60 countries.

Fischmann has received more than 20 awards, including the “Best New Business” award, the “Keys to Miami” from the Beacon Council, the “Innovation Award” from Florida’s Governor, two Guinness World Records, and he is the only executive to have received awards for “Best Entrepreneur,” “Best Innovator” and “Best Businessman.”

Fischmann has developed more than 1,500 patents in 160 countries that have changed the lifestyle of people worldwide. Today, his scientific efforts are focused on the development of a wide variety of industrial applications that solve global problems, such as energy, water scarcity and environmental degradation.

More than 330 executives from over 30 nations gathered at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the annual International Business Awards banquet on October 21st. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the Stevie® Awards were created by R.S. Owens, the same manufacturers as Hollywood Oscars.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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About Crystal Lagoons
Crystal Lagoons is a multi-national company with US headquarters in Miami, Florida, that has developed an innovative concept and technology, patented in 160 countries, allowing for the construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal clear conditions at low cost. Crystal Lagoons’ impressive turquoise waters are revolutionizing not only the real estate world but also water and energy production. Applications range from bringing idyllic beach life to locations otherwise thought unimaginable, to providing industrial solutions for closed-circuit cooling systems for thermal power plants and data-centers, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.crystal-lagoons.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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