Intellimar CEO Named as Ernst & Young Maryland Business Services Entrepreneur of the Year
SYKESVILLE, MD — June 25, 2004 — Mark O. Oakes, President and CEO of Intellimar Inc, a leading provider of industrial physical security solutions, was named the Maryland Business Services Entrepreneur of the Year® (EOY) by Ernst & Young LLP. Ernst & Young presents its annual EOY award to the most successful and innovative entrepreneurial business leaders around the globe. EOY winners are entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. Oakes was selected from 28 finalists in Maryland by an independent panel of judges comprised of local community and business leaders. The award was announced at a banquet on June 17, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.
Intellimar was formed in 1996 as a “one-stop” shop for physical security solutions, a market Oakes saw as underserved with the security market focused on electronic security solutions. That vision has paid off as company sales of physical security solutions have increased approximately 3,000% during the past three years with booked contracts approaching $16M for 2003.
Intellimar is now, along with its federal division, GovSupply, the nation’s largest supplier and integrator of physical security products and solutions. The company provides homeland security, anti-terrorism and force protection solutions to commercial and federal customers both domestically and abroad. All of the products, services and solutions are designed to meet the stringent requirements and special circumstances of each agency or business. A key ingredient in the company’s success has been the innovative approaches it takes to servicing the customer, including being the first company to obtain a GSA Schedule focused specifically on physical security integration (versus electronic security) and the utilization of CRM and product configuration technologies. The company specializes in perimeter security, blast/glass hazard mitigation and interior entry/access control solutions.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Oakes. “The challenges we face as a nation to protect our homeland are significant. This award is a testament to the hard work of all the employees of Intellimar and GovSupply, our business partners as well as to the customers we serve. We will continue to innovate with new products and services to meet the growing demands of our market”
Winning the Maryland title has made Oakes eligible for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year national award, which will be announced in November.
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