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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