Mayville, WI (PRWEB) May 03, 2014
EY today announced that Robert Kamphuis, chairman, president and CEO of Mayville Engineering Company, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kamphuis was selected as a finalist from nearly 80 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 18 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
Kamphuis leads the Mayville Wis.-based manufacturer of complex metal fabrications, tube forming, coatings and shooting sports products. MEC is employee owned and has 16 facilities in five states with nearly 2,000,000 square feet of manufacturing.
“I’m truly honored to be selected as a finalist and be recognized among this group of highly successful individuals,” said Kamphuis. “Like every employee owner of MEC, I take great pride in what we’ve been able to accomplish together. It’s a true testament to the focus and hard work of everyone within the MEC organization,” he continued.
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Midwest program, regional sponsors include LaSalle Network, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education, Merrill Datasite and Smart Business. Local sponsors include The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and The Big Picture.
About Mayville Engineering Company
Headquartered in Mayville, Wis., MEC has become a manufacturing company where employee shareholders are creating outstanding value and support every day for their customers and communities in which they live and work. MEC serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on/off road power sports vehicles, energy, military, and industrial markets. MEC’s processes include complete metal fabrication, tube bending and forming, painting, assembly and kitting. MEC operates 16 facilities with over 2,000,000 square feet of manufacturing in Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. More information can be found at http://www.mecinc.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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