December 15, 2016
– CHICAGO – On Tuesday, December 6, the Illinois Department of Commerce
(DCEO) hosted the 2016 Governor’s Export Awards reception at the Union League Club of Chicago. Bolingbrook, Illinois-based Wi-Tronix, LLC was recognized with an award in the category of Service Exporter.
The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement, honoring Illinois companies that have achieved excellence in exporting, as well as organizations that provide export assistance.
Wi-Tronix was among 16 Illinois companies recognized with this honor. The company was awarded in the category of Service Exporter for the successful export of their Software as a Service (Saas). Wi-Tronix SaaS solution provides both domestic and international railroads with real-time data from their locomotives. The software displays the data on a website for railroads to monitor their operations, find cost saving opportunities, and identify and correct safety concerns.
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti presented the awards at the downtown reception. Wi-Tronix Executive Vice President, Michael Heilmann, and Business Development Associate, Ben Crowe, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“Wi-Tronix is pleased to have received the Illinois Governor’s Export Award,” said Heilmann. “Wi-Tronix has grown its business and the regional economy through export of solutions that improve the safety and operational efficiency of the world’s transportation systems.”
The company provides 95 jobs to the Bolingbrook community
, which is about 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Besides its regional impact, Wi-Tronix exports its SaaS product internationally to create a more widespread, global footprint.
“Receiving this award is a great testament to Wi-Tronix’s success in implementing our Software as a Service business model around the world,” said Ben Crowe, Wi-Tronix Business Development Associate. “We will continue to build on this success and create new value for our global customer base through localization and direct customer support initiatives.”
Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti commented in a press release
from the DCEO, “Our state takes great pride in its exports and through this event we recognize businesses and organizations that succeed in international trading and exporting.”
For more information on Illinois trade opportunities, visit www.exports.illinois.gov
Wi-Tronix is a leading provider of remote monitoring solutions for high-value mobile assets used in the rail, marine and mining markets, and in other commercial and industrial operations. Since 2004 Wi-Tronix has been working with businesses to improve the operational efficiency, service reliability, and safety of their high-value assets. Wi-Tronix corporate headquarters are located in Bolingbrook, Illinois. For more information visit wi-tronix.com
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Email: media (at) wi-tronix (dot) com