Ernst & Young announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award winners in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Pittsburgh, 22 June 2013
Ernst & Young LLP today announced the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award winners in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel on June 21, 2013. The winners are:
- Rob Daley and Henry Thorne - Co-founder/CEO and Co-founder/CTO
4moms, Pittsburgh, PA
- Paul Fischione - CEO
E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc., Export, PA
- Bill Baker - President & CEO
Irwin Car and Equipment, Irwin, PA
- John LaCarte - President
LaCarte Enterprises, Inc./Model Cleaners, Charleroi, PA
- Thomas Donohoe - President
Level Interactive, Pittsburgh, PA
- Jason Kutney - CEO
Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Greentree SportsPlex, Pittsburgh, PA
- Karin Mayr - Founder & President
Sabika, Pittsburgh, PA
- J. Eric Sauereisen - President
Sauereisen, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
- Lou Piconi & Kevin McAliley - Founder and CEO
Think Through Learning Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Collectively, these winners grew their company’s employment by 120% and their revenues by 355% between 2010 and 2012. Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and 2012 winner Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Inc.
These regional award winners now go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, local sponsors include: PNC; ParenteBeard; The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC and Trib Total Media.
About EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
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