SBA Names 2016 Small Business Person of the Year for the Lubbock-West Texas District

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Release Number: 
16-09
Contact: 
Kim Hobgood

(Amarillo, TX) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Mark Wingate of Maxi-Volt Corporation as the 2016 Small Business Person of the Year for the entire Lubbock - West Texas District.  Mark Wingate is the President of Maxi-Volt Corporation and is a third generation entrepreneur.  Mr. Wingate has invented and designed dozens of electronic devices used all over the world, and has patents used for medium voltage applications in the industrial industry, as well as government installations. 

Maxi-Volt Corporation is a manufacturer of power quality products which prevent harmful spikes and surges from damaging electrical equipment within an electrical system.  They provide their expertise to residential, commercial, industrial, and local, state, and federal governmental installations.

“Mark Wingate is being honored for his achievements as a successful entrepreneur whose innovation and determination have helped boost the economy of our state and contribute to our nation’s economic growth.  We look forward to honoring him during the Small Business Awards event at the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce located at 1000 S. Polk, Amarillo, Texas 797101.  The event will take place on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.” said Calvin Davis, SBA’s Lubbock – West Texas District Director.