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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
2013 Southeast award recipients announced

Congratulations to the twelve award recipients representing eleven companies selected at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Southeast awards. The award recipients were honored at a black-tie awards banquet on Thursday, 6 June at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The award recipients were revealed for the first time at this exciting event.

2013 award recipients

Business and Consumer Services
Jay Faison

Jay Faison
Founder and
Chairman

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SnapAV (Wirepath Home Systems DBA SnapAV)
Founded in 2005
Charlotte, NC

SnapAV is a vertically integrated (manufacturer and distributor) B2B supplier of audio/video accessories to the home A/V, security, commercial A/V and IT/datacom markets. The company was founded in 2005 after Jay Faison ran his own custom integration business for almost a decade. Dissatisfied with some of the strategies of suppliers, Jay wanted to create something that was opposite of the industry norm — and has created a successful business that is the reason dealers succeed.

Deal Of The Year
David Cummings

David Cummings
CEO

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Atlanta Tech Village/Kevy (formerly Pardot)
Founded in 2007
Atlanta, GA

Pardot is a B2B marketing automation software provider that increases revenue and maximizes efficiency for companies with multi-touch sales cycles. It is one of the first companies ever to be able to track the progress of a potential buyer and deliver results to the sellers, helping them know how and when to engage. Pardot was recently sold to Exact-Target, and founder David Cummings has launched Atlanta Tech Village, the largest high-tech entrepreneur center in the Southeast.

Family Business Award of Excellence
C. Gray Wheeler

C. Gray Wheeler
President

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Yale Carolinas Inc.
Founded in 1988
Charlotte, NC

Yale Carolinas is a leading provider of material handling products and services carrying a full line of industrial equipment and allied products with focus on new and used sales, leasing, rental forklifts, parts, material handling equipment service and fleet management. The company represents more than 5,000 material handling products and has locations in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

Healthcare/Life Sciences
Michael Cartwright

Michael Cartwright
Chairman

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American Addiction Centers
Founded in 2010
Brentwood, TN

American Addiction Centers is a nationwide behavioral health care provider focused on addiction treatment and rehabilitation, with hundreds of highly skilled staff members dedicated to the care and recovery of each patient. Chairman Michael Cartwright has approximately 20 years of professional behavioral and behavioral health experience, having participated in 15 federally funded studies on dual diagnoses and addiction and helping tens of thousands find their way to recovery. His experiences helped create the treatment philosophy at American Addiction Centers, which is based on five essential elements.

Innovation
David Morken

David Morken
CEO and Co-founder

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Bandwidth
Founded in 1999
Raleigh, NC

Bandwidth is the sixth-largest voice carrier in the United States and the leading choice for those looking to do new things with communications. The communications technology company powers brands such as Skype, Vonage, Google Voice, Pinger and Pandora. Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth, is a Wi-Fi centric mobile phone provider, leveraging Wi-Fi networks in homes and offices for coverage. Launched in 2011, Republic Wireless has already received a large amount of national media attention such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC World News Tonight, and The New York Times.

Leadership
S. David Passman

S. David Passman III
CEO

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Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Founded in 1982
Columbus, GA

Beginning as a family operation, Carmike Cinemas is now the fourth‑largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States serving primarily mid‑size, non-urban communities. As of December 31, 2012, Carmike operated 249 theaters in 35 states. In 2012, Forbes named Carmike Cinemas one of America’s 100 Most Trusted Companies.

Retail/Consumer Products
David Scheible

David Scheible
President and CEO

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Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
Founded in 1900
Atlanta, GA

With nearly $4.5 billion in revenue and 14,000 employees, Graphic Packaging is a global leader in the packaging industry producing innovative solutions used by well-known brands around the world. Graphic Packaging is the world’s largest manufacturer of folding cartons and other packing solutions such as unbleached paperboard, coated recycle board, flexible packaging, microwave packaging and heat-transfer labels and machinery for consumer food and beverage markets.

Services
Ann Eldridge

Ann Eldridge
Executive Director of
Clinical Services

 
Susan A. Butler

Susan A. Butler
Executive Director of
Administrative
Services

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Early Autism Project, Inc.
Founded in 2002
Sumter, SC

Early Autism Project, Inc. is a leading provider of home and clinic-based applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to children with autism spectrum and related disorders. After Collin, the son of Susan A. Butler, Executive Director of Administrative Services, was diagnosed with autism in 1995, she met Ann Eldridge, a special education instructor at his school. Together the two have defied odds and built a custom program with 450 trained therapists treating 800 children annually.

Social Responsibility
Dr. Albert J. Siemens

Dr. Albert J. Siemens
Chairman and CEO

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FHI 360
Founded in 1971
Durham, NC

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. With expertise in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology, FHI 360 has created a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories with 4,200 staff members. In July 2011, FHI 360 acquired the assets of the Academy for Educational Development, demonstrating a business model that has fueled the organization’s growth and development.p>

Technology
John Marshall

John Marshall
CEO and Founder

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AirWatch
Founded in 2003
Atlanta, GA

AirWatch is the leader in mobile device management, mobile application and mobile content management solutions designed to simplify mobility. Mobile technology is complex, but managing it does not have to be, and AirWatch has developed software that enables the management of any device, anywhere in the world, throughout the full lifecycle. The same concept is applied to the management of apps and content on mobile devices, providing a complete mobility management solution in a single console.

Transportation
Monica Wooden

Monica Wooden
Co-founder and CEO

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MercuryGate International
Founded in 2000
Cary, NC

MercuryGate International is a cloudbased transportation management system (TMS) that enable shippers and logistics service providers to manage multimodal shipments from any origin to any destination in the world. Inspired by the need for a strategy to empower users to create and execute shipments using cost-saving methodologies, the TMS provides universal access to a centralized information source in real time. In August 2011, MercuryGate was named a “Top North Carolina Company to Watch,” by CED, a non-profit that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the state.

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