Arlington, TX – Monday, September 27, 2021
Sporting the jersey of Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, iKon Technologies, and MEI Group CEO, Sam Mahrouq took the field at Globe Life Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers September 15, 2021, game versus the Houston Astros. Continuing his dedication to service to his alma mater, the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), and the greater Arlington community, Sam proudly accepted the honor of being included in the pregame activities. This unique honor is a way to both celebrate the success of one of Tarrant County’s influential business leaders and to pay tribute to the legacy Mr. Mahrouq is building.
From his backyard mound, a.k.a. his patio, Sam spent the previous week practicing his pitch with the sole goal to just get the ball over the plate! “I was practicing and throwing so hard, I felt like I was going to throw my arm out before I got there,” Sam recalls. But like so many times in his career, his hard work paid off as the pitch sailed clean over home plate and into the mitt of the Texas Rangers mascot, Rangers Captain.
“Admittedly, I am not the biggest baseball fan,” noted Sam, “but with the importance of this moment as a UTA alum as well as for the community and fans, I am honored the Texas Rangers allowed me to be a part of the evening.”
Well before graduating from UTA, Sam began to make his mark in the community, building on each success and continuing to reach new heights. He began selling used cars first in Texas and soon across the country. That growth would also expand to worldwide operations, giving his entrepreneurial spirit wings. Today, with several successful business enterprises, Sam continues to lead by example, often remarking “true leadership means giving back.” Mr. Mahrouq has recently funded the UTA School of Business Financial Markets Lab as well as the Arlington Museum of Art.
About Sam Mahrouq
Sam Mahrouq is an entrepreneur and global businessman who serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iKon Technologies. Sam, a child of refugees, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business and serves as Chairman and CEO of several other business entities which fall under or are affiliated with his flagship company Mahrouq Enterprises International, Inc. (MEI, Inc.) including eleven auto dealerships, a Dollar-Rent-A-Car franchise, MEI Auto Finance, and a real estate investment group. His business philanthropy focuses on ethics and on not exploiting others around him as he constantly seeks and creates win-win opportunities as a businessman.
Among his current ventures is iKon Technologies (iKon) which is headquartered in Arlington, offers innovative technology solutions built specifically to serve automotive dealers throughout the country. Building upon his own experiences as a dealer, Sam created iKon to solve the growing demands and needs of dealer owners and managers through advanced telematics technology. Ikon Technologies’ growth rate has surpassed predictions many times over and is quickly becoming a top telematics company in the industry.
About iKon Technologies
Ikon Technologies is a telematics industry leader providing customized software solutions and technology tools on a state-of-the-art platform. Built not only to answer the demands of dealers but also to provide peace of mind for owners, iKon Technologies has built a strong reputation for developing cutting-edge technology solutions designed to meet the evolving need of our clients and their customers It is headquartered at the center of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex in Arlington, Texas, where it is that city’s biggest technology company, iKon Technologies.