At the inaugural Top Tiger event held in April by the Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Business Alabama magazine and Warren Averett, Torch Technologies came in fourth in the large business category. Qualifying companies must have been founded, owned or led by an Auburn Alumni and awards were selected based on a percentage of revenue growth over the past three years. Torch’s President John Watson is an Auburn Alumni.
There were 270 nominations submitted from multiple states. Sixty finalists were named over three categories – small business, medium business and large business. Torch was in the large business category with more than $50M in annual revenue. The event was part of the Auburn Entrepreneurial Summit which also included the student entrepreneurial contest (Tiger Cage), and Auburn Entrepreneur Hall of Fame induction dinner. Top companies, including Torch, will be featured in Business Alabama.