Panasonic Honors Elite EXTRA with Edge Innovation Award

by | Jun 16, 2020 | Blog, Industry Insights

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Elite EXTRA is honored to receive Panasonic’s Edge Innovation award in June. The two companies first partnered in 2018, and have been actively educating clients about logistics technology through webinars, trade show discussions and other presentations since that time.

According to Jim Dempsey, Director of Panasonic’s Edge Group, Elite EXTRA was chosen for the award because of its innovation, ease of integration, and ability to provide a broad-based solution to a wide spectrum of clients ranging from small businesses to corporate enterprises.

“Panasonic would like to congratulate Elite EXTRA on earning the EDGE Innovation award.  We could not be more pleased with the partnership that has been built between the two companies.  Elite EXTRA’s commitment to quality and innovation in providing a highly flexible and adaptive platform for the Last Mile space, matched with the Enterprise Class Smart Edge technologies provided by Panasonic, creates a unique value proposition for our joint customers,” said Dempsey.  

Added Dempsey: “As we move into a new era where so much focus is now on that last leg to the customer, new business models and combinations of technologies will emerge.  We believe that the partnership between Panasonic and Elite EXTRA will provide our customers with the ability to adapt and create new value models as the industry moves through this rapid period of change.” 

Elite EXTRA Founder and President Jim Ward said the company was extremely honored to receive the award and looks forward to a continued partnership with Panasonic for years to come.

“We’re fortunate to have nearly 50 partners in various parts of the supply chain space, and our partnership with Panasonic has been incredibly rewarding,” said Ward. “We’ve embraced each other’s value proposition and have been on this last mile journey together every step of the way. We’re proud to receive this award from a company and a team that we so greatly admire.”

Colton Ward

Colton Ward


Colton Ward is our Strategic Marketing Coordinator at Elite EXTRA. Unofficially, he also likes to call himself the company's "Marketing Video Producer" so he can claim the title: "MVP". On a typical work day, you can find him coordinating product and brand marketing efforts, working on Elite EXTRA's next video, or building out the company's website. When not at work, he enjoys boating and skiing his way around Wisconsin's beautiful lakes!

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