Maumee, OH, May 26, 2023—Aktion Associates, Inc., a national ERP software reseller and IT infrastructure provider focused on the Architectural Engineering & Construction, Distribution and Manufacturing industries, is pleased to announce our title sponsorship of the second annual University of Toledo Women’s Basketball Golf Classic scheduled to be held on July 31 at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio.
Aktion CEO Scott Irwin is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the golf classic. “My wife, Jane Roman-Irwin, and I are both University of Toledo alumni, and we’re thrilled to support Coach Tricia Cullop, her staff, and the players.”
“We are honored to have Aktion as the title sponsor of our Toledo Women’s Basketball golf outing,” said Head Coach Tricia Cullop. “I greatly appreciate the generosity of Scott Irwin and Jane Roman to make this event a huge success. Money raised at the outing will help benefit our team’s travel needs and aid the recruitment of future student-athletes.”
Registration and lunch begin at 11:00 am with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Following golf, participants will enjoy a 6:00 pm dinner. Registration and information for the event are available online at The University of Toledo Women’s Basketball Golf Classic Presented by Aktion Associates.
Toledo’s 2022-23 women’s basketball season will go down as one of the best in program history. The Rockets won their 11th Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Championship and their ninth MAC Tournament title, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017. Toledo also captured its first NCAA Tournament win since 1996, defeating No. 5 seed Iowa State in first-round action. UT posted a 29-5 overall record, tying the school record for most wins in a season. Boasting one of the best women’s basketball fan bases in the country, Toledo led the MAC in attendance for the 32nd consecutive season and ranked among the Top 30 nationally in attendance for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons.
About Scott E. Irwin
In his tenure as president and CEO, Scott has architected an impactful and profitable growth strategy for Aktion Associates. This strategy has brought Aktion national prominence in the Value Added Reseller (VAR) and technology world. Aktion is one of the largest and most respected VARs in the United States. Scott has grown the company from $6 million to $75 million in revenue. Leading ERP publishers and IT providers such as Sage, Infor, Acumatica, Deltek, Microsoft, IBM, and HP partner with Aktion to deliver their solutions. Aktion was also recognized as a 2023 Top Workplace and Culture of Excellence winner.
Scott joined Aktion Associates in 1985 as an intern while attending The University of Toledo to study Computer Systems and Marketing. After graduation, he joined Aktion full-time. Recognizing a career in sales was his passion, he quickly became Aktion’s top-performing sales representative, earning several promotions. For several years, Scott managed Aktion’s largest business unit. In 2003, he purchased the company from Thomas Verner and John Foster, Sr., in partnership with Jeffery Pavlica. Scott served as president and Jeff as vice president. In 2009, Scott purchased Aktion Associates to become the sole owner and CEO.
About Jane Roman-Irwin
Jane Roman-Irwin played basketball for the University of Toledo from 1989-1992 before becoming an assistant coach for five years from 1992-1997. During that span, Jane played or coached on five teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In her three seasons as a player, The University of Toledo was 75-20 and competed in the 1991 and 1992 NCAA Tournaments. As an assistant coach under Bill Fennelly and Mark Ehlen, Jane was part of Rocket squads that finished 118-35 and made the NCAA Tournament in 1995, 1996 and 1997. She was inducted into The University of Toledo Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jane graduated from the University of Toledo School of Law in 2000 establishing a sole practice specializing in criminal defense representing individuals in State and Federal courts.
About Aktion Associates
Aktion Associates delivers industry-specific and market-leading application solutions to the Architecture & Engineering, Construction, Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing industries. The principal solutions Aktion delivers to these industries include Acumatica, Deltek, Infor and Sage. As a result of our success in reselling and supporting these solutions, Aktion has achieved premier partner status with each provider. We combine our expertise in these applications with proven business process transformation skills to deliver the best Net Promoter Scores in the ERP industry for small and medium-sized businesses. Our investment in a company-owned cloud and managed services platform allows us to deliver the total solution with award-winning speed and cost-effectiveness. With a customer base of 6500 strong and a workforce of 230 employees, we have the scope and scale to manage an ERP cloud migration.