Element Fleet Management's Michele Cunningham, senior vice president of products and services, has been honored as part of The Daily Record’s 2016 Innovator of the Year awards. 

The award recognizes Element’s next-generation fleet management platform, an undertaking overseen by Cunningham, according to the fleet management company. The database management system, which is used by leading consumer brands including Netflix, Spotify and Apple, was unveiled at the company's roundtable earlier this month.

"I am thrilled to accept this award on behalf of Element and the information technology and products and services team members who worked tirelessly to make this central hub for fleet data a reality," said Cunningham. "Our commitment to innovation and technology leadership drives our strategy to reimagine the future of fleet management. This strategy not only benefits Element customers, but also employees, who have the opportunity to work with leading edge technology and tools."

The Daily Record began the Innovator of the Year awards in 2002 as a way to recognize Marylanders and Maryland-based companies for creating new products, new programs, new services, or new processes that have helped their companies, industries, or communities.