Paula Turner, president and CEO of Lexair Electronics Sales Corporation, has announced that the company has been named one of the top 500 women-owned businesses in the United States by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural Website. Ranging in revenue size from $1 million to over $107 million, the companies on this list represent the country’s top multicultural earners in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Lexair will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s seventh annual Multicultural Business Conference held April 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nev. The event will bring together America’s top business owners and top Fortune 500 companies for promoting multicultural business opportunities. Attendance is expected to exceed 1,500.
“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Turner. “The growing economic strength and influence of women-owned businesses greatly shapes our nation’s economy and I am proud to be recognized as a leader among my peers.”
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness.com is the nation's primary resource portal for small businesses and large organizational buyers. It is a membership-based exchange platform that facilitates contacts and communication, streamlines business processes and provides vital business news and information. Each year DiversityBusiness.com collects and compiles the “Top Business List” on a state and national basis. The data is used to determine the top small businesses and the most successful entrepreneur’s across the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced and sponsored by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. of Southport, Conn., one of the leading diversity-owned Information Technology Professional Services firms in the country.
About Lexair Electronics Sales Corporation
Lexair Electronics Sales Corporation is a WBENC certified woman-owned business and leading stocking distributor of Plantronics headsets. Representing the only WBENC certified Plantronics POD, the company provides state-of-the-art communications equipment including headsets, telephones, audio conferencing equipment and related telephone peripherals, as well as an expertise in enterprise support and solutions. Originally formed in 1998, the company now represents one of North Carolina’s leading industry providers for new product sales, warranty and repair services, customer specific stocking programs, product lifecycle management, direct commodity fulfillment and automated electronic catalog development for buyerless purchasing. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., their customers range from large fortune 100 companies and the U.S. government to small business end users and resellers. Lexair is EDI enabled and an active Ariba, e2open and EXOSTAR network supplier.
About Plantronics, Inc.
Plantronics, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communication headset products. A publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA with offices in 20 different countries, Plantronics has become the headset of choice for mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch, and the New York Stock Exchange. Today, Sound Innovation™ is the basis for every Plantronics product built for the office, contact center, personal mobile, entertainment and residential markets. The company's brands include Plantronics, Altec Lansing, Clarity, and Volume Logic.