The Business Journal announced 12 recipients of its second annual North Bay Facilities Managers Recognition Awards.

The awards were intended to recognize the people who work behind the scenes to make their organizations run smoothly.  "The work they do -- and the occasional miracle they perform -- are critical to a successful organization," said Business Journal Editor and Associate Publisher Brad Bollinger. "And their work very often goes unrecognized publicly -- until now."

The 12 recipients from wine, high-tech, commercial real estate, heavy manufacturing, finance, food processing and higher education were selected by the Journal editorial staff from nominations solicited in spring.

The awards are underwritten by Trope Group, TLCD Architecture and Scott Technology Group.

Winners this year are:Michael Adams, Mendocino College, UkiahTammy Atwood, Oculus Innovative Sciences, PetalumaBrian Baker, Codding Investments, Rohnert ParkGuy Byrne, Leslie Rudd Investment Co., NapaLeonard Diggs, Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm, ForestvilleAtanas Draganski, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, SebastopolMike Enochs, Nova Group, NapaJolene Graniss, Bank of Marin, NovatoSteve Howard, Redwood Credit Union, Santa RosaLloyd Martin, Schramsberg Vineyards, CalistogaCarolyn Pistone, Green Key Commercial, PetalumaRandy Storrs, Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Santa Rosa

Profiles of the recipients are set to appear in a report in the July 8 edition and the winners will be honored at an awards luncheon.