Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – June 14, 2006 – Chairman and CEO, W.G. Champion Mitchell, of web hosting and solutions company, Network Solutions, was awarded the 2006 American Business Award for the Best Turnaround Executive at a ceremony in New York City. Hailed as ”the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post, the Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Mr. Mitchel commented, ”In the last three years, we have successfully turned a one-time monopoly with plummeting sales into a growing company that is customer-centric and financially strong. We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts, as it has been our primary goal to provide superior customer service and to offer products and services that help small and medium-sized companies to grow their businesses.”
After joining Network Solutions in 2001, Mr. Mitchell drew upon his previous experience of turning around four companies, understanding that bad attitudes and lack of focus are difficult to fix, choosing instead, to rebuild the senior leadership team and create a customer centric organization. Mr. Mitchell continued, ”Turning around a cash hemorrhaging, failing former monopoly is easy. You just admit what you don’t know and go out and hire one of the best young executive teams that the industry has ever seen.”
In 2005, Champ Mitchell set to focus the company around one clear vision–which had not existed at Network Solutions–to be the recognized leader in helping small business customers use the Internet to build and grow their businesses.
Mr. Mitchell added,
”Everyone at Network Solutions is honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for all that we do for our small business customers.”
The 2006 American Business Awards ceremony was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 1,500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. Mr. Mitchell was selected as the 2006 Best Turnaround Executive in recognition of his overall leadership of Network Solutions, and his commitment to customer service.
Network Solutions provides of web based solutions and domain name registration services, including web hosting, web site development, online marketing, security services and e-mail services. Network Solutions draws on 26 years of experience to offer tailored solutions.
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For more information about Network Solutions, please visit: www.networksolutions.com.