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President Sean Kennedy Named a Crain's Cleveland 40 Under 40
Westlake, OH – November 21, 2019 – TRG, the leading solutions provider in mobile computing, barcode, POS and payment processing, is pleased to announce that Sean Kennedy, company president, has been recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business in its annual “40 Under 40” awards program. He will be honored at an awards celebration on November 25 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Crain’s 40 Under 40 finalists offer a snapshot of all that’s best about Northeast Ohio. While a mix of hometowners, transplants and immigrants, the group shares a love for and commitment to Northeast Ohio and is engaged in helping others and bettering the community.
The article reads:
“Creativity and tenacity are common traits among successful business owners, but John Tookman said Sean Kennedy has another quality that elevates his leadership prowess.
“He’s very good with people,” said Tookman, vice president of MRK Technologies, one of five operating companies under a Westlake holding company, TruWest Cos., owned by Kennedy and his older brother, Matthew.”
The article mentions Sean’s history prior to starting TRG, stating:
“In 2002, Kennedy was a recent Ohio University communications graduate selling enterprise security solutions for MRK, his father’s company, when he saw an opportunity to help organizations manage the mobile equipment they use in remote data collection. He launched TRG — a.k.a. Technology Recovery Group — with his brother, assuming command of day-to-day operations.
The company grew as data demands extended beyond traditional corporate walls into oil and gas fields, warehouses, tarmacs and retail stores. With customers like Nike, Energizer and Delta Airlines and more than $100 million in annual revenue, TRG employs 278 people at its Westlake campus.”
The article goes on to cite Kennedy’s international expansion as an important pivot point for TRG:
“The way that Sean assembled the teams, got office space, worked closely with customers and made that international presence a reality was a strong testament of his leadership and understanding of the market needs,” Tookman said.”
TRG has the only global footprint in its space, with service centers in the Netherlands and Canada, according to Kennedy.
Sean commented, “A lot of our customers are looking for global support and that is what we are providing and that is what I think has helped sustain our growth.”
The article concludes by sharing, “Along with TRG and MRK, the Rocky River native shares ownership with his brother in River Capital, which finances IT equipment leases; debt fund River SaaS Capital; and Sibling Revelry, a craft brewing company. He also is a board member of the Rocky River Marooners, a nonprofit that promotes amateur tackle football.”
TRG is the leading hardware, software, and solutions provider in the mobile computing, barcode, POS and payment processing industries. Based in Westlake, Ohio, TRG provides the most comprehensive suite of products and services across all lifecycle stages and equipment types. From warehouse to register and deployment to retirement, TRG is vendor and solution agnostic, developing tailored solutions that meet each customer’s unique requirements and ultimately increase productivity, extend equipment life and maximize overall ROI. Learn more about why The Difference is Us at www.trgrepair.com.