iolo technologies Wins at American Business Awards for Fourth Consecutive Year
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 9, 2012 – iolo technologies’ executive director of product engineering Lars Oleson was named Product Development/Management Executive of the Year and iolo’s marketing department was recognized as Marketing Department of the Year by the American Business Awards in their 10th annual program. This prestigious national recognition comes during iolo’s 14th year of business and complements numerous prior accolades received from American Business Awards during the past four years, as well as the company’s ongoing ranking as one of Top 50 Best Places to Work in LA by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Award winner Lars Oleson has played a crucial role in the successful growth and management of iolo’s engineering team, responsible for the company’s market-leading System Mechanic computer optimization software, which has received hundreds of industry accolades since inception. Oleson was also named Technologist of the Year by Tech Awards Circle in both 2011 and 2012, a finalist in Technology Executive of the Year category in Golden Bridge Awards in 2012, and is a member of iolo technologies’ award-winning Management Team of the Year, as honored by American and International Business Awards in 2011.
“Great achievements come from cohesive teams of outstanding individuals. By focusing on customers’ needs, setting high expectations, and fostering a great work environment iolo attracts top talent and keeps everyone excited. This award is really about iolo and is proof that culture matters for achieving outstanding results,” said Oleson. “I’m honored and humbled to lead such an innovative and hard-working engineering group.”
Recognized for its design, creativity and innovation, iolo’s marketing department has played a key role in establishing iolo’s System Mechanic product line as the world’s #1 best-selling performance optimization software. Under the guidance of JJ Schoch, VP of marketing, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, the department has received several awards for its design excellence, including Communicator Awards and W3 Awards in both 2011 and 2012, as well as American Package Design Award, American Graphic Design Awards, and Hermes Creative Award in 2012.
iolo was also awarded several silver and bronze awards in a number of categories in American Business Awards this year, earning the title of “Best of the ABA” and being named one of the Top 10 most awarded companies in this year’s competition. iolo’s silver and bronze awards included:
– Executive of the Year – Noah T. Rowles
– PR Professional of the Year (non-executive level) – Cynthia Cruz
– Product of the Year – System Mechanic
– Best Company of the Year – iolo technologies
– Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – iolo technologies
– Most Innovative Company of the Year – iolo technologies
– Product Development/Management Department of the Year – iolo technologies’ engineering department
– PR Department of the Year – iolo technologies’ PR department
– PR Executive of the Year – Julia Zamorska
– PR Professional of the Year (non-executive level) – Karen Sorenson
About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States from 2009-2012 by the International and American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.com) produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo’s products have helped over 45 million users worldwide and are the recipient of hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world’s leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused anti-malware software. For more information see www.iolo.com. For media inquiries, visit http://sg.iolo.com/s3/contact-pr.
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 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.