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Anumolu Subba Rao received Ellis Island Award

Long Island, New York – Mr. Rao S Anumolu, President & CEO of Long Island (New York) based ASR International Corporation, is the recipient of the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  The Medal was presented to Mr. Anumolu on 8 May 2010, at a ceremony held at Ellis Island in the presence of several dignitaries, community leaders and Mr. Anumnolu’s family – Mrs. Rajeswari Rao, Praveen and Naeven Anumolu.

The Medal recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world.  It is the highest civilian award in the US for immigrants - for their contributions in the development of this country

Mr. Anumolu has the unique distinction  of being the only Asian Indian to have the dual honor of being cited by the US Congress and also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Both the United States House of Representatives and Senate have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor and the recipients are read into the Congressional Record.  Past Medalists include six US Presidents, as well as Nobel Prize winners and leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government.

Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes American citizens of diverse ethnic origins whose influence and achievements inspire and touch the lives of people everywhere. The honorees are remarkable citizens who exemplify outstanding qualities and achievements in their professional and personal lives while contributing to preserve the richness of their heritage. They are honored because they create a better world for all of us by the work they have done and continue to do. 

This is the second time when Mr. Anumolu has been nationally recognized for his contributions. Mr. Anumolu has the unique distinction and the rare privilege of being the only Indian to have been cited by the US Congress, in 2003, for the contributions made by him and ASR International Corporation towards homeland security in USA.  The cost-effective technology and systems deployed by ASR to protect the nation’s airports, waterways, railroads and highways were specifically mentioned in the US Congress citation. Expressing her 'deep appreciation for and recognition of his tireless efforts in support of our nation's defense,' New York Congresswoman  Carolyn McCarthy told the US  Congress that as President and CEO of ASR International Corporation, Rao Anumolu has assisted the Department of Defense - in its fight to protect our homeland since the attack on our country - on September 11.

Andhra Pradesh born Mr. Anumolu,  came to USA in 1969 and obtained a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and also an MBA degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

In addition, Mr. Anumolu has attended several Advanced Management Programs at Defense Systems Management College, Harvard University and Wharton School of Business Management.  Recently he has  graduated  from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School (HBS).

Mr. Anumolu is the recipient of several awards and honors which recognize his business acumen, professional achievements, contributions to the community and his support of philanthropic activities in USA and India.  He is a role model and a source of inspiration for the Indian community in USA.  He has been honored by several organizations and professional societies such as:

o Business Excellence Award by US Small Business Administration
o ASQ (American Society of Quality),
o AMA (American Management Association),
o NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association)
o US President’s council on small business
o Indo-American Friendship Council, Washington
o IALI (Indian Association of Long Island)
o Nassau County Legislature
o Suffolk County legislature
o TANA  (Telugu Association of North America)
o ATA (American Telugu Association)
o WTF (World Telugu Federation)
o World Business Forum

Mr. Anumolu is often interviewed by the media to elicit his views on business related issues and is quoted extensively in the local, national and international media as an authority on several high technology and management areas. He has made several guest appearances on appeared on CNN, News 12 and has been quoted extensively in Newsday, LI Business news etc.    He serves on the advisory board of leading academic institutions in NY – Adelphi and SUNY- Stony Brook

He is blessed with two sons Praveen Anumolu who is a graduate of Cornell University with Masters in Engineering and Naveen Anumolu graduated in Engineering and MS in Management from Stony Brook University.  Praveen is the Director of Engineering and Naveen is the Director of Global Marketing at ASR. His wife Rajeswari’s total support in all his endeavors is the primary reason for Mr. Anumolu’s success. 

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