A textbook IT success story
On May 12, 2011, the Windsor Star published an article titled "A textbook IT
success story, Sylectus team seals deal with Fortune 500 firm".
"In late June 2010, as much of Windsor and Essex County was kicking back for the
summer, Stuart Sutton and Ed de Leon were on their way to Detroit's Willow Run Airport
to make a pitch to executives of world's largest maker of mobile-phone chips.
Qualcomm Inc., a San Diego-based Fortune 500 firm with more than 17,500 employees
worldwide, was more than interested. It wanted to buy their small Windsor firm.
Sutton and de Leon initially said "no," but in the months that followed they kept
talking to Qualcomm. They saw what might be a one-time opportunity for their nine-year-old
company, Sylectus, which uses a web-based network to help small trucking firms share
loads. It could also open some technology doors for Windsor.
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