eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECi), announced that COO Ron Books has won the Stevie award for Best Executive of the Year in the computer software sector at the 2008 American Business Awards. Dan Pritchard, CEO of ECi, also received recognition for his effort and insight over the last decade with an honorable mention in the category of Best Turnaround Executive.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Books. “I thank the American Business Awards, and of course the dedicated men and women of ECi who made this award possible.”

In winning the Stevie, Books beat out other finalists including Josh James of Omniture, Peter Gassner of Verticals onDemand, Peter Stewart of TraceSecurity, and Sybll Romley of SPECTRUM.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Members of the awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the finalists.

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.   

“These honors are a credit to our entire management team,” said Mr. Pritchard. “More importantly, they reaffirm our position as a major force in the technology sector at large, let alone the specific industries we serve.”