Telogis Founder Newth Morris Earns Innovator of the Year Award from the Orange County Business Journal
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2015 – The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) honored Newth Morris, one of Telogis’ founders, with the Innovator of the Year award at a ceremony yesterday in Irvine, Calif. The OCBJ’s program was designed to recognize and celebrate Orange County-based innovators who are creating game-changing ideas, processes, products, services and business models.
Since founding the company in 2001, Morris and co-founders Ralph Mason and Jason Koch have focused on innovation by developing and marketing an enterprise software platform on which some of the world’s largest companies manage their vehicles, assets and distributed mobile workforces. The SaaS-based Telogis platform helps companies run safer, more cost-effective and productive businesses.
Telogis has also partnered with several automotive manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Hino, Volvo, Mack and Isuzu, driving additional growth and product innovation. Telogis’ built-in connected applications for driver safety, vehicle health and diagnostics, Hours of Service (HOS), vehicle inspections, commercial navigation and other services allow customers to benefit from better vehicle data and zero downtime for hardware installations.
“It’s clear from my fellow list of finalists that Orange County has a truly diverse base of technology companies and innovators, and I am honored to be recognized among them,” said Morris. “The global team at Telogis is made up of innovators who are working on next-generation technologies our customers aren’t even dreaming about yet. This award is really about all of them, and what they contribute to our company every day.”
The award marks the second time this year that Telogis has been honored by the OCBJ. Earlier this year, Morris and Koch received an Excellence in Entrepreneurship award, highlighting the growth and successes that Telogis has experienced through the leadership of its founders and executive team. Over the summer Telogis was also named one of Orange County’s Best Places to Work for the fifth straight year based on a survey of Telogis employees, and among Orange County’s fastest-growing private companies for the seventh year in a row.
Telogis, Inc., the platform for connected intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas; Toronto; and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis, visit www.telogis.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Telogis, like us on Facebook or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).