During his tenure at Tollgrade Communications, Allison and his managerial team won accolades at the regional and national levels.

-2007 Golden Quill Award Finalist — Columns, Magazines — “Life of An Ex-CEO” — Pittsburgh Quarterly.

-2005 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Region.

-2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 50 Public Companies #23.

-2004 SBC Communications, Inc. Recognition Program Featured In Wall Street Journal

-2003 Certificate of Appreciation Meritorious Leadership United States Department of the Navy

-2002 Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year

-2002 Business 2.0 Magazine Fastest Growing Technology Companies Ameritech Outstanding Supplier Performance Second Quarter, Third Quarter, Fourth Quarter, 2002

-2001 Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh Chapter Renaissance Awards Renaissance C.E.O. Communicator of the Year (Previous Year Recipient was Paul O’Neill, former CEO, ALCOA and former Secretary of the Treasury, United States of America)

-2001 Bloomberg Personal Finance Bloomberg 100 # 9

-2001 Fortune Magazine 91st 100 Fastest Growing Companies

-2001 Forbes Magazine Ranked 41st Best 200 Small Companies in America

-2000 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 50 Public Companies #1

-2000 Forbes Magazine Ranked 21st Best 200 Small Companies in America

-1998 Pittsburgh Technology Council Tec