ATLANTA — Ashok Vantipalli, TireHub L.L.C.'s chief information officer, recently was honored at the virtual CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards as the winner of the Large Enterprise category for the Georgia region.
"This award is the ultimate testament to Ashok's talent and dedication," Peter Gibbons, TireHub CEO, said. "Ashok has been with TireHub since the early days and is responsible for building and executing our technology strategy and vision from the ground up. He's played an important role in TireHub's growth over the past two years and continues to find new and creative ways to go the extra mile for TireHub. He is a pleasure to work with and we are proud to have him on the team."
The ORBIE recognizes chief information officers from several fields in 15 regions of the contry who have demonstrated excellence in technology and leadership. Finalists and winners were selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation and engagement in the industry and within the community.
"I'm incredibly humbled by this award, and it would not be possible without my team. We've worked hard to create technology solutions to better serve our customers," Mr. Vantipalli said. "To be included with some of the most successful chief information officers is a great honor, and I look forward to working with these individuals to further the industry here in Georgia."
Technology is one of the main differentiators for TireHub's success, focusing on providing customers real-time access to inventory, online ordering and up-to-date order information, the company said.
TireHub's technological offerings include TireHub Now, the portal that makes virtual inventory and fast deliveries possible; TireHub Pass, an integration solution that allows customers to interact with TireHub; Omnitracs Roadnet, a route optimization technology; ToolsGroup, a demand and supply planning technology; and VersaPay, an online payment and invoice system.
Headquartered in Atlanta, TireHub is a national tire distributor that provides U.S. tire dealers and retailers passenger and light truck tires from Bridgestone and Goodyear.