Meet the 2022 East Central winners

Congratulations to our region’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® winners, who were selected by a panel of independent judges based on their demonstration of long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Finalists were recognized and winners were announced during a recent regional celebration.
Mike Zelkind

Mike Zelkind
Co-founder & CEO
80 Acres Farms

Ilya Bodner

Ilya Bodner
CEO
Bold Penguin 

Kevin Brock

Kevin Brock
President
Brock Air Products 

Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson
CEO
Cleveland Kitchen

Vamsi Kora

Vamsi Kora 
CEO
Gathi Analytics, LLC 

Evan Pohaski

Evan Pohaski
Co-founder & CEO
JLE Industries

Kristy Knichel

Kristy Knichel
President & CEO 
Knichel Logistics

Rob Strobel

Rob Strobel
President & CEO
Lithko Contracting, LLC 

Nate Morris

Nate Morris 
Chairman & CEO
Rubicon Technologies, LLC 

Abdul Akel

Abdul Akel 
CEO & Co-founder
T-CETRA