NORTHBROOK, IL - Donlen, North America's fastest growing fleet leasing and management company, was named a finalist today in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the 2010 American Business Awards.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.
Innovation has been key to Donlen's ability to deliver improved efficiency to customers for 45 years. This year they released several new initiatives including FleetWeb MobileTM and DonlenDriver MobileTM for iPhone®, Blackberry® and other smartphone devices, an enhanced online driver center, a robust online discount fuel finder program, and a new internal billing system.
This year's Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 21 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than six-hundred executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The event will benefit Oceana (oceana.org), the largest international organization focused on ocean conservation. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.
"We're very proud to be named a finalist in this category," said Gary Rappeport, Donlen's Chief Executive Officer. "To be recognized for our innovation is validation of Donlen's commitment to developing industry-leading programs and tools, but also of the hard work that our people do to ensure we're meeting the changing needs of our customers and the industry."
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and specialized final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through May 28. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About Donlen Corporation
Donlen, with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, and offices nationwide, is a global provider of innovative fleet management programs. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service. Donlen has been recognized as one of Crain's Chicago Business "List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago" for 2009 and 2010, National Association for Business Resources "101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago" in 2007, 2008 and 2009, as a "Top 100 Global Outsourcing Leader" by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) each year from 2006-2009, and a Stevie Award Finalist as "Most Innovative Company" in 2010. For more information about Donlen visit www.donlen.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and partners of The 2010 American Business Awards include Infogroup, Netezza, CIGNA, Citrix Online, Epic Advertising, High Performance Technologies Inc., imagistic, John Hancock, LifeLock, Lionbridge, PetRays, RCN, and SoftPro.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet