DENVER, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- David Armitage, CEO and Founder of Cartasite, has been selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in the Mountain Desert region. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses and for their personal commitment to their communities.
"While I am deeply honored for this recognition, it is truly a reflection of the exceptional team here at Cartasite," Mr. Armitage said. "Building a meaningful, successful company that is contributing to the safety and efficiency of the energy and natural resource industries has been an intensely rewarding experience."
"In collaboration with large energy, mining, and utility companies, we been able to leverage realtime sensor technologies to transform business process, save lives, and reduce environmental impact. There has been a lot of buzz about the Internet of Things, but we can see real results," noted Mr. Armitage.
Cartasite has been heralded for its success in reducing motor vehicle crash risks through its innovative ROVR driver safety technology. "It's no secret that driving is the most dangerous activity a person will encounter in a day," Armitage said. "We've set out to mitigate that risk. The ROVR driver safety system has reduced crash rates within commercial fleets by over 50%. That means a lot more people are getting home safely to their families every night. I think each of us at Cartasite share a deep sense of reverence for the work we do every day."
Corporations utilize Cartasite's machine-to-machine (M2M) data for realtime visibility into their field operations, eliminating downtime, reducing errors, and enhancing the safety and security of their most critical assets. In the past several years, the company has been growing very quickly and now has deployments in over 34 countries. "We are in the midst of an exciting transformation with very tangible and pragmatic results. Beyond all the hype, the Industrial Internet of Things is delivering measurable bottom line results, and we are thrilled to be a part of the revolution."
Cartasite was formed in 2004 with the goal of delivering practical technology solutions that enhance safety, security, and operating efficiency for corporations worldwide. Customers rely on Cartasite's realtime monitoring systems to produce insights that streamline operations, save lives, and protect the environment.
Since 1986, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award has recognized outstanding entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses — businesses that influence the way we live, the products and services we depend on, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.
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