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Round-up of WEI’s 2016 Awards, Achievements and Accolades

  Greg LaBrie     Jan 24, 2017


We are always happy to share about our wins with our clients, customers and partners, especially since we could not achieve these recognitions without their support and valued business. Read on for a look at what the WEI team has accomplished in 2016.

WEI’s Notable 2016 Achievements

CRN Tech Elite 250

Last April, WEI was named to the 2016 Tech Elite 250 list by CRN and The Channel Company. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. We have appeared on the Tech Elite 250 list since its inception in 2011.

To compile the Tech Elite 250 list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors worked together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who obtained these elite designations (which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support) were then selected from a pool of online applicants.

GNEMSDC Supplier of the Year, Nominated by CVS Health

In June of last year, WEI was honored by The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, GNEMSDC, as the Supplier of the Year for the fourth time, joining an elite group of minority-owned businesses in the New England area.

The GNEMSDC serves to advance business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the region’s leading corporate membership organizations, the GNEMSDC provides increased procurement of new client leads and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes by certifying companies on behalf of corporate members, aiding in the development of diversity programs, connecting through signature networking events and advocating on behalf of each minority member. We were nominated by CVS Health, who previously honored us with their 2015 Innovator of the Year award.

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In August, CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named us to its 2016 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list. We were ranked at #93. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers; WEI was recognized among the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

The SP500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. CRN also released its 2016 SP500 Newcomers list, recognizing 47 companies making their debut in the SP500 ranking this year. 

CRN Fast Growth 150

In September, we were pleased to learn that for the third time, WEI was named to The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million who have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2016 list was based on gains in gross revenue between 2013 and 2015, and the companies recognized represent a total combined revenue of more than $25,637,241,944.

Business NH Magazine’s #2 Family Owned Business

Included for the third year in a row on Business NH Magazine’s prestigious list of family owned companies by revenue, WEI ranked #2 on the list of Top Family Owned Businesses, up from #7 in both 2014 and 2015. We were honored to be distinguished among 157 other companies on the list, and it was an impressive accomplishment to be ranked #2. WEI was also 9th on the list for average annual revenue growth between 2013 and 2015.

HPE Partner of the YearHPE Partner of the Year WEI

Having been a top preforming HPE partner for more than 25 years, we were thrilled to learn we received the 2016 HPE US Partner of the Year award for VAR percentage growth by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This is the second time WEI was honored with this distinction, and both times the honor was based on percentage growth.

HPE’s 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognize partners across all of their business groups, including the Enterprise Group, Software, HPE Financial Services and Alliances. A longtime collaborator with WEI, HPE honored 61 companies for their outstanding performance and accomplishments; the distinction showcases WEI’s commitment to its clients, customers and partners, all of which were integral to their continued growth and success throughout the years.

NMSDC Supplier of the Year, Nominated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) named WEI as Class IV 2016 Supplier of the Year, allowing us to join an eBelisario and Team accepting award 2.jpglite group of minority-owned businesses nationwide that are making technological leaps and bounds. We were nominated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

There are four categories of NMSDC’s Supplier of the Year award, based on annual sales; one company from each class is honored with the recognition. They include:

  • Class I: For firms with less than $1 million in sales
  • Class II: For firms with $1 million to $10 million in sales
  • Class III: For firms with $10 million to $50 million in sales
  • Class IV: For firms with more than $50 million in sales

Business NH Magazine’s #6 Top 20 Fastest-Growing Company

Business NH Magazine sees signs of hope in tough economic times among the ranked companies for their Top 20 Fastest Growing Companies list. WEI was ranked as #6. We continually strive to serve clients with the best customer service and most advanced options available. By becoming a trusted advisor and technology partner for their customers, we were able to identify goals of the business, challenges they may face and ultimate objectives. Our advisors then create customized IT solutions to help partners succeed.

From all of us at WEI, thank you to the companies who not only acknowledged us, but also nominated us for these recognitions. We appreciate the trust you have put in our company and look forward to many more successful years to come!

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Greg LaBrie

Written by Greg LaBrie

Greg LaBrie has more than 20 years of network architecture and engineering experience designing networks that exceed technical requirements, improve operational proficiency and reduce total costs of ownership. Greg holds a number of technical certifications for HPE, Cisco, Fortinet, and much more.

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