ITASCA, IL – Emkay, Inc. was named as Finalist for Customer Service Department of the Year and as a Finalist for Customer Service Team of the Year for the 2009 American Business Awards. The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards.

Nearly 3,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. As a finalist in two categories, Emkay will be competing in the Customer Service Team of the Year for their Client Support Services Team that is responsible for assisting fleet managers and executives on a day-to-day basis, as well as Customer Service Department of the Year for their internal call center and service programs such as MaintenanceControl, Fleet Analytics/Consulting, and Remarketing.

"The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers." said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at:

"With Emkay's dedication and passion for value-added client support programs, it is an honor to be recognized as a two-time Stevie Award Finalist for Customer Service," stated Chris Tepas Executive Vice President Client Services for Emkay, Inc. "Emkay offers a unique methodology to helping customers with fleet solutions and cost reduction strategies and on behalf of the Executive Team we are pleased with this honor and want to thank our Client Service managers and specialists for their dedication."

About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards honor companies worldwide for outstanding performance in their segment of expertise. Finalist from around the globe are selected from members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors.


About Emkay

Founded in 1946, Emkay has over 75,000 units under lease and management throughout the Emkay system. With strategic focus on operational excellence and value-added services and technology, Emkay provides services to America's top companies. Operating companies are Emkay, Inc., USA/World headquarters in Itasca, Illinois; Emkay Canada Leasing headquarters in Ontario, Canada; Emkay Caribbean Leasing headquarters in Puerto Rico, along with Emkay Mexico and European- UNICO leasing programs ranks Emkay in top five globally. For more information, visit or contact the Emkay marketing department at or 630.250.7400.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet