Fyfe Company and Founder and Chairman Edward Fyfe Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 San Diego Award Winner

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Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Engineering Category

This drive and dedication are what define the Entrepreneur

Fyfe Group CEO Heath Carr today announced that Edward Fyfe, founder of Fyfe Company, LLC and Fibrwrap Construction, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 San Diego Award in the Engineering category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Ed Fyfe was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla on June 16, 2011.

Fyfe Group is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and installation of advanced composites used for civil and structural applications. For over 23 years Fyfe Company has produced the Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Carbon Fiber system and through Fibrwrap Construction provides expert installation on concrete structures including bridges, buildings, industrial facilities and pipelines. When asked about the recent award from Ernst & Young, Ed commented, “it is an honor to be recognized by this organization for the business I have most enjoyed building because its success has helped strengthen infrastructure around the world”. Fyfe Group CEO Heath Carr stated that “Mr. Fyfe is more than deserving of this award because, despite much

success over the past 40 years, he is always striving to develop new innovations in engineered products” and that “this drive and dedication are what define the Entrepreneur”.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As a San Diego award winner, Ed is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

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Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

About Fyfe Company, LLC and Fibrwrap Construction, LP
Using best industry practices developed over 20 years, Fyfe Company and Fibrwrap Construction are continually extending their international presence. Fyfe Company and Fibrwrap have representatives in over 50 countries worldwide, successfully using the Tyfo® Fibrwrap® composite systems to rehabilitate pipelines, commercial buildings, and a variety of large, traffic-intensive structures.

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.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

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