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ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART TO HONOR PHILANTHROPIST SAM MAHROUQ

(ARLINGTON, TX) – Sam Mahrouq, entrepreneur and longtime supporter of the visual arts,
will be recognized by the Arlington Museum of Art for his generosity with the naming of its
mezzanine galleries in his honor on Feb. 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm during the museum’s third
annual Eat Your ART Out event. The Sam Mahrouq Family Galleries will span the entirety of
the museum’s mezzanine level, which is comprised of 3 galleries.

In 2016 Mahrouq gave the largest single gift in the history of the Arlington Museum of Art.
Through his generous donation of $550,000, Mahrouq single-handedly retired the museum’s
mortgage and laid the foundation for future growth. “Sam has helped the museum plan for a
sustainable operational model for the museum,” said Brian White, AMA Executive Director.
“The overwhelming generosity of the Mahrouq family has allowed the AMA to continually
grow, bringing world-class art here for the enjoyment of the entire Metroplex. We rely largely
on private donations and are grateful for his support.”

Mahrouq’s business portfolio includes numerous companies under the Mahrouq Enterprises
International brand, among which are 11 car dealerships, a finance company, and a real estate
investment firm. Additionally, ikon technologies, a telematics firm in the U.S. and Mexico,
provides innovative technology to the automotive industry.

“The Arlington Museum of Art provides wonderful spaces in which everyone can experience
art of all types,” said Mahrouq. “Its educational programming, giving individuals from every
walk of life the opportunity to engage first hand with stimulating fine art, is among
Arlington’s greatest assets. I am proud of everything our museum is doing now and know that
its position as a premier arts destination in the region will continue to grow.”

“The museum is thrilled to commemorate the Mahrouq family and looks forward to our
continued relationship,” said Chris Hightower, AMA Board President.

For more information about the AMA:
Website: www.arlingtonmuseum.org
Facebook: @ArlingtonArt
Twitter: @arlingtonmuseum
Instagram: @arlingtonmuseum

On December 14th, ikonGPS chairman and CEO, Sam Mahrouq, delivered the commencement address to graduates of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business

Sam Mahrouq graduated from UTA in 1991 with a major in journalism and minor in business. In 2019, the Sam Mahrouq Financial Markets Lab opened its door to provide students an active financial markets laboratory – integral to the success of graduates destined to become leaders and influencers in the global economy. 

 

“I would not have been as successful if I had not been introduced to trading early. I want to provide tools for students at my alma mater to become intrigued and energized with buying and selling. That’s why I funded the Financial Markets lab on campus. Students now have access to real-world experience when they step onto the trade floor,” said Mahrouq. 

ikonGPS announces leadership team dedicated to innovation and customer satisfaction

NEWS PROVIDED BY
ikonGPS
Dec 04, 2019, 09:30 ET

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ikonGPS, the premier telematics firm in the
U.S. and Mexico providing connected car technology to the automotive industry, today
announced its top leadership and reaffirmed its commitment to innovation and superior
customer service.

Making the announcement is Sam Mahrouq, the global businessman and industry leader
responsible for organizing the top tier organization that it is today. He serves as Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer.
“Our business base has always been the franchise dealers,” said Mahrouq, himself the owner of
11 car dealerships as well as an auto finance company. “We are dealers ourselves, developing
innovative tools for our customers that help them to increase their profitability.”

Charles Stilwill, President of ikonGPS, leads the team of industry experts. “With over 25 years of
experience in software, executive management, and sales, Charles’ ability to work with a wide
variety of clients is unmatched in the industry,” Mahrouq said. Stilwill attended Iowa State
University and studied business programs at The University of Michigan’s Ross School of
Business. He holds a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology.

Walid Joulani, Executive Vice President, has owned and operated car dealerships for 33 years.
“Walid’s business sense and drive are unparalleled,” said Mahrouq. “Our business relationship
spans decades.”

Jose A. Gonzalez is Chief Operating Officer, overseeing general operation, managing costs
associated with operations, and establishing policies that promote the company’s culture and
vision. He has more than 20 years of experience in the subprime auto finance business. “Jose is
driving ikon’s operating capabilities to improve and surpass customer satisfaction and retention
levels,” Mahrouq said.
About ikonGPS

ikonGPS, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, is the telematics industry leader providing
innovative automotive solutions and hardware on a state-of-the-art app, allowing customers to
monitor, protect and optimize their vehicles 24/7 throughout the United States. For more
information, visit ikonGPS.com.

CONTACT:
Linda Pavlik
817.332.2972
pavlik@pavlikandassociates.com
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Sam Mahrouq

CEO

Charles Stilwill

President

Walid Joulani

Executive Vice President

Jose A. Gonzalez

Chief Operating Officer

University of Texas at Arlington's financial markets lab named for philanthropist Sam Mahrouq

NEWS PROVIDED BY
ikonGPS
Dec 03, 2019, 12:31 ET

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to the $500,000 donation by
entrepreneur and telematics leader in the automotive industry, Sam Mahrouq, chairman of
ikonGPS, The College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington now provides for
students an active financial markets laboratory—integral to the success of graduates destined
to become leaders and influencers in the global economy.

Mahrouq graduated in 1991 from UTA with a major in journalism and minor in business. While
attending college, the native of Amman, Jordan sold used cars to pay for his education and
living expenses. Upon graduation, he established MEI Group. Today the multi-dimensional
company focuses on six business lines, including auto sales, financing, real estate, and
innovative technology solutions.

Among his newest enterprises in MEI Group is ikonGPS, whose products are in such demand
that operations are now expanding into Mexico and South America. “We are helping franchise
dealers increase their profitability—and attain customer satisfaction and loyalty in greater
numbers,” says Mahrouq.
His love for buying and selling was inspired by his father, a school principal and part-time
trader, and today he wants to spread “the trading bug” among college students, particularly
those whom he recognizes are not likely to be as lucky as he has been, Mahrouq says.

“I would not have been as successful if I had not been introduced to trading early,” Mahrouq
emphasizes. “I want to provide tools for students at my alma mater to become intrigued and
energized with buying and selling. That’s why I funded the Financial Markets lab on campus.
Students now have access to real-world experiences when they step onto the trade floor.”
About The College of Business, The University of Texas at Arlington

UTA’s College of Business, located in the vibrant economic region of North Texas, prepares more
than 6,000 students each year for roles as leaders and influencers in the global community.
The Sam Mahrouq Financial Markets Lab includes the Bloomberg software system with near
real-time data; up-to-the-minute analytics, and information covering every asset class and
spanning companies, industries, markets, countries, and regions. The Princeton Review named
UTA as one of the “Best of the West” in its 2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region rankings, and
Forbes ranked the school No. 191 nationally on its 2018 Best Value Colleges list.

CONTACT:
Linda Pavlik
817.332.2972
pavlik@pavlikandassociates.com
SOURCE ikonGPS
Related Links
https://ikontechnologies.com

ikon Technologies celebrated the Christmas Party with our Guadalajara employees on December 12th
NADA Show | Las Vegas | February 15-17

Join us at the NADA Show in Las Vegas on February 15-17 for the auto industry’s premier marketplace of products, services and technologies specifically targeted to franchised new car dealerships. More than 700,000 square feet of exhibits highlight more than 500 manufacturers and suppliers of the hottest products and coolest technologies. Come learn more about our continued commitment at ikonGPS to provide dealers with the most innovative hardware and GPS technology solutions for their automotive assets.

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