Spectra Logic CEO Named to Boulder County Business Hall of Fame

Spectra Logic announced that Nathan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, has been named to the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Thompson was recognized for his business and personal contributions to the Boulder area. The 2012 Inductees will be recognized at the annual Boulder County Business Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on April 25, 2012, at the Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Longmont.

“I am truly honored to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Thompson. “As a business leader, I’ve always believed in giving back to the local community by supporting business and philanthropic initiatives that make Boulder such a great place to work and live.”

Thompson founded Spectra Logic from his dorm room at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Over the past 32 years, he has grown the company into a global provider of data storage solutions with 450 employees worldwide. Under Thompson’s leadership, Spectra Logic has scored an extraordinary number of storage industry “firsts” and has received numerous awards.

Thompson is very active in the Boulder business community holding board positions at local organizations including the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, the Chief Executives Organization, and the Wells Fargo Community board. He is also involved in a variety of philanthropic activities with organizations such as the Homes of Hope in Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico, Colorado 30 Group, The Colorado Trail Foundations’ Adopt-A-Trail program, EFFA (Emergency Family Assistance Association) of Boulder County, the Alexander Dawson School, the University Of Colorado, Boulder College of Business and College of Engineering, and Room to Read.

The mission of the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is to research, document, and recommend for induction into the Hall of Fame, those individuals who have been instrumental, through business-related efforts, in providing direction, energy, and support of the shaping of Boulder County since its inception.