Otterbox’s Thomas named Mid-Market CEO of Year

FORT COLLINS – OtterBox’s chief executive Brian Thomas has been named the Mid-Market CEO of the Year for 2014 by CEO Connection, a membership-only organization for C-level executives.

The awards honor individuals and companies between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue, with nominations vetted through an application process incorporating the opinions of academic, media and business leaders, according to a release.

Thomas joined OtterBox in 2003 when the mobile device protective case manufacturer was a $2 million niche company. Thomas rose through the ranks to eventually become CEO.

Thomas will be honored Oct. 20 at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia alongside Twitter Inc., the Mid-Market Company of the Year, and other award winners.