CEO recognized as a top executive in NWA
LOWELL, Arkansas – Central Research, Inc. (CRI), a provider of customized management and financial service solutions for the government and commercial sector, is pleased to announce that CEO Scott Dillard is a recipient of the 2020 C-Suite Award presented by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
Honorees were selected by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal management team after evaluating the nominations on the recipient’s behalf. Dillard was one of 10 recipients in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley to receive this award. According to the publication, “The C-Suite Award recognizes top executives who drive success and innovation in the region’s business community.” Recipients were announced in the Oct.19 publication.
Dillard co-founded CRI in 2002 with his late father Dr. Johnny Dillard. In 2007, the company began operations in Lowell, Arkansas, with three employees. By 2019, the company grew significantly with operations across the U.S. and employed more than 280 people in Northwest Arkansas. During the first half of 2020, CRI acquired two companies to help grow and diversify the company’s service offerings.
In late 2019, Dillard’s KMK Equity LLC announced purchase of 33-plus acres in Lowell to build a mix-development commercial park. CRI announced plans to move its current Lowell headquarters to a building located on the property.