SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bryan Mistele, chief executive officer of INRIX, Inc., was named Washington State's small company chief executive officer of the year at Seattle Business magazine's inaugural 2013 Executive Excellence Awards. The event held at the Seattle Four Seasons Hotel recognized exceptional senior executives and inspirational leaders in the region. Mistele received recognition for his industry leadership and community involvement.
As co-founder and CEO of INRIX, Mistele was recognized for leading the company's growth from a start up to a recognized industry leader providing data driven applications and services focused on reducing the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Today, more than 200 leading automakers, navigation providers and government transportation agencies in 32 countries rely on INRIX to help drivers navigate around traffic and governments improve how they build, manage and measure the performance of the world's road networks.
Mistele has more than 20 years of experience building businesses and transforming industries through the power of information technology, including previous management roles at Microsoft and Ford Motor Company. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his master of business administration from Harvard University. He serves on the board of directors of the Discovery Institute, a leading think-tank on transportation issues in the Northwest; the board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the transportation industry's foremost trade group; and the regional executive committee of Gen Next, a network of accomplished entrepreneurial leaders committed to taking on global challenges. Mistele and his family reside in Redmond, Washington.
INRIX® is a leading traffic intelligence platform delivering smart data and advanced analytics to solve transportation issues worldwide. INRIX crowd sources real-time data from approximately 100 million vehicles and devices to deliver traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services, across five industries in 32 countries.
With more than 200 customers and partners including Audi, ADAC, ANWB, BMW, the BBC, Ford Motor Company, the I-95 Coalition, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON, O2, Tele Atlas, Telmap, Toyota and Vodafone, INRIX's real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts help drivers save time every day.
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