Simplex-IT Named a Weatherhead 100 Upstart

Simplex-IT Named a Weatherhead 100 Upstart

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Simplex-IT Named a Weatherhead 100 Upstart

Simplex-IT was recognized as a Weatherhead 100 Upstart on Thursday December 1, 2016. The Weatherhead 100 Upstart Award is granted to the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio with no more than 15 employees or net sales of less than $15M last year.

Bob Coppedge, CEO, Kevin Dutkiewicz, Technology Director, Doug Tombow, DBA Practice Director, and Michelle Brugmann, Office Manager attended the black-tie award ceremony at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland Superior Ballroom.

Simplex-IT is a Managed Service Provider. They are the IT department for small-mid-sized businesses and Northeast Ohio area and beyond. They moved to the Stratford Building in Stow from Hudson in June.

When asked about Simplex-IT’s beginnings, Bob Coppedge, CEO, explained that he wanted to start a company that would be the “good guys” in IT. “Getting and keeping customers through education, sharing and transparency instead of condescension and fine print is still very much engrained in everything we do. That sets Simplex-IT apart from our competition.” He goes on to say, “at 58 years old, the last thing I expected to be called was an Upstart! But in all seriousness, I’m honored to be part of such an award and proud of the growth of our company.”

Michelle Brugmann, Office Manager, attended the award ceremony and said “It was great to help represent the Simplex-IT team at the Weatherhead 100 this year. The evening was a very uplifting experience seeing all the various local companies represented and their accomplishments for the year. Knowing our team efforts were recognized in the business community was very rewarding and inspires us to do even better next year!”

Technology Director Kevin Dutkiewicz said, “It was great to see so many successful businesses in the region, many of which I've worked with on both a professional and personal level. The Weatherhead 100 Upstart award represents our commitment to growth and refining our internal processes so we can better serve a growing customer base.”

About Simplex-IT:

Simplex-IT has been serving Northeast Ohio since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. It's always been our goal to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector, with small business prices. Our experience has allowed us to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep our prices affordable and our clients up and running.

We partner with many types of businesses in the area, and strive to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime, so you can continue to drive your business forward. Our dedicated staff loves seeing our clients succeed. Your success is our success, and as you grow, we grow.

Simplex-IT can be reached by web at, via phone at 234.380.1277, and emailed to Info@Simplex-IT.

Pictured from left to right: Sarah Dutkiewicz, Kevin Dutkiewicz, Bob Coppedge,
Julie Coppedge, Doug Tombow
and Michelle Brugmann.