Tonia Irion, co-founder and president of mobile recycling and buyback company e-Cycle LLC, was presented with two Gold Stevie® Awards for Company of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services categories. Awards were announced at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business gala banquet on November 9, 2012 in New York.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs and the organizations they run.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year by organizations and individuals around the world for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women and Communications Campaign of the Year. e-Cycle is committed to providing environmentally friendly and cost-effective services to U.S and international organizations to protect their sensitive data and recycle their mobile devices.

“We are honored  to be recognized for the services we provide to our enterprise and government partners,”  Irion said. “e-Cycle was founded upon three guiding passions: A love of technology, a commitment to environmental stewardship and a deep belief in charitable giving. We are privileged to have such a dedicated team of employees who live our core values every day and to work with clients who understand the importance of implementing secure and environmentally responsible wireless recycling programs within their organizations.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging.

The complete list of award winners is available at

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About e-Cycle
Co-founded by Tonia and Chris Irion in 2005, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless mobile phone recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices from businesses and organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all other wireless devices at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed using the industry's most rigorous data security measures. Inc. ranked e-Cycle the #21 Fastest Growing Business Services Company in the U.S. and Forbes named e-Cycle the #68 Most Promising, Privately-Held Company in America. In January 2012, e-Cycle became the first mobile buyback and recycling company in the world to become e-Stewards certified. For more information, visit

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