Best Technology Receives Prestigious Weatherhead 100 Award

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Today, Best Technology received a 2016 Weatherhead 100 Award, a special honor given by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  Best Technology, founded in 2006, was nominated in the category of “Upstarts”, for well-established small organizations.  Best Technology provides help desk, repair, and network management services to about forty-five businesses in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

The award was presented to Best Technology’s management team at the Weather 100 Awards Banquet on December 1, 2016.  This was Best Technology’s first time receiving the honor.

“It’s very exciting,” said Ted Wallingford, CEO of Best Technology. “We believe that by executing our core values of honesty and integrity while delivering superior tech service, we’ll continue to grow. Receiving an award that validates this philosophy helps our team and our peers to understand why we do things a bit differently at Best Technology.”

That difference is the key to the success of the company’s I.T. services customers, like KS Associates, a civil engineering firm and client of Best Technology. “What I like most about Best Technology is their quick and detailed communication regarding their efforts to support our business,” said Mark Skellenger, Vice President of KS Associates. “We’ve worked with Best Technology for ten years and hope to for another ten.” (KS Associates is also a former recipient of the Weatherhead 100 Award.)

Best Technology is a prior two-time winner of the Golden 30 Award (2011 and 2012), presented to companies who’ve demonstrated world-class business performance.

Andrea Witt Joins the Best Technology Team

Andrea-WittAt Best Technology, we’re always on the lookout for kindred spirits: those folks who love to help create successes each day.  People who understand that our own success comes only when we aide our customers in achieving their success.  People like Andrea Witt.

Andrea recently joined Best Technology as our Business Office Manager. She’s based in our service center in the Great Lakes Technology Park. Her mission is to enable our customers success by providing competitive, accurate equipment and software solutions while managing the daily affairs of our main office.

“I joined Best Technology because I love watching my customers succeed, and I knew that at a growing place like this, I would definitely have that opportunity,” Andrea says.

We’re excited about Andrea’s experience—which includes being a business unit manager for Verizon, HR studies in college, and a history of passionate customer service.

“While my chief concern is making sure the business runs smoothly—that really means helping our customers’ businesses to run smoothly,” Andrea explains. “It really makes me happy that I can help the team promote efficiency and growth among our awesome clients.”

It really makes us happy to have Andrea on board!


Best Technology Founder Appointed to Team Lorain County Board

photoThis summer, Ted Wallingford, founder and CEO of Best Technology, accepted an appointment to the Team Lorain County Board of Directors.  Team Lorain County is a private non-profit organization whose chief mission is economic development through the retention and expansion of businesses located within the county, which lies twenty miles west of Cleveland, Ohio.

Best Technology has been headquartered in Lorain County since 2006. In his role as a board member, Wallingford will contribute to the continued economic progress of Lorain County businesses, which in turn drives the job outlook for residents of Cleveland-west region.  The nomination was submitted by North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock.

“Best Technology was born and raised right here, so, by serving Team Lorain County, I can repay some of the benefits our company has reaped over the last ten years,” said Wallingford. “This really is a great place to do business.”

Best Technology has been headquartered in Lorain County’s Great Lakes Technology Park since 2008, when it established its central help desk and Service Center. “Lorain County really is in our DNA,” Wallingford adds. “I’m proud that we’ve been able to create and retain quality employment opportunities right here at home.”

For more information on Team Lorain County, visit