Accuform Signs, the North American leader in facility identification, announced today that CEO Wayne Johnson was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 in West Central Florida, Family Business category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Johnson said of the award, "Entrepreneurs are essentially problem solvers with a vision for the future. When Dave (Johnson) and I took over the family business from our parents, we were already addressing the tremendous need for personalized and custom solutions that needed to ship within days - not weeks. Add to that a ‘Yes We Can’ attitude and state-of-the-art technology, and we envision success for another 37 years."
Dave Johnson, President of Accuform Signs added, "Wayne being named Entrepreneur of the Year finalists is a great honor, and Wayne and I both feels that it's more a testimony to the entire Accuform Signs team. Our success is largely built on not just people, but the right people for the right job in a ‘no rules’ environment. Accuform is a family, and everyone does their share within the family."
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. 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.
About Accuform Signs
Accuform Signs, located in Brooksville, FL, is the leading manufacturer of facility safety identification products. Founded in 1976, Accuform Signs sells products to a network of distributors throughout North America, South America and Asia. From personalized safety signs, safety tags and labels, to traffic safety and lockout/tag out products, Accuform Signs provides the products and sales support for the distributors that define the safety industry.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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