Recycler of used cell phones recognized after achieving more than 200 percent revenue growth and creating green jobs

e-Cycle has been named the 3rd fastest growing company in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First on the publication’s annual Fast 50 list which recognizes top performing businesses over the last three years. This is the second year e-Cycle has been recognized in the Fast Fifty, placing #14 in 2010.

A leading provider of cell phone buyback, data protection and recycling, Columbus-based e-Cycle was named to the list after growing its revenue by more than 400 percent since 2007. This year’s winners and final rankings were revealed at the 16th Annual Fast 50 Luncheon and Awards ceremony on October 12th. Fast 50 nominees must be headquartered in Central Ohio and be privately held, for-profit companies that have accrued at least $1 million in revenue per year over the last three years.

“The entire e-Cycle team is thrilled to have achieved this ranking in Central Ohio,” said Chris Irion, founder and chief executive officer of e-Cycle. “We could not have achieved this growth without acquiring the exceptional group of dedicated, passionate employees that we have in place today and the environmental-stewardship of our enterprise clients. It is an exciting time for our company, especially as an environmental services organization, and we look forward to expanding our operations in 2012.”

Irion recently won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the South Central Ohio/Kentucky region and will compete for the national award on November 12 in Palm Springs, California.

About e-Cycle
Ranked the #5 fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500|5000, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. The company collects wireless phones from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge through an ISO Certified, EPA-registered facility. The company has a zero landfill policy. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. e-Cycle is the market share leader among the Fortune 1000, serving financial institutions, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and technology companies, among others.

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