Boothwyn, PA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
On May 1st, 2014, Ernst and Young announced the final nominees selected to receive the greater Philadelphia EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award. Alix James, CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman was among those selected to be a finalist.
EY Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes business leaders that embody excellence in business innovation, financial performance, and dedication to both their businesses and their communities. EY Entrepreneur of the Year is now in its 28th year and has expanded to recognize business leaders from more than 145 cities in 60 countries. Philadelphia area finalists were selected from among 50 nominees by a panel of independent judges. EY Entrepreneur of the Year regional winners are to be announced at a gala event on June 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Alix James studied Economics and English at Yale University, then received a JD from Penn Law School and became a member of the California and Washington State Bars. After practicing business litigation law for three years, Alix joined NK, working in nearly every department before becoming CEO in 2008. Alix has committed herself to continuing NK’s tradition of US manufacture of all of its products and utilizing her Lean Champion certification to lead the continuous improvement of all of NK’s manufacturing, new product development and administrative processes.
Alix has been a featured speaker for the U.S. Commercial Service Export center, a panel speaker and presenter at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (“AME”) International Conference and a Council member and presenter for the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). Alix has previously been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Woman of Distinction, by Smart CEO Magazine as a Future 50 Business Leader, and by the White House as a Champion of Change. Alix has also served on the Boards of three non-profit institutions, assisting them in establishing fiscal discipline and proper record keeping and in focusing their mission.
Alix, along with her husband, two sons and four dogs, is a resident of Delaware County, PA. Alix enjoys competitive rowing at Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia and showing her dressage horse in local shows.
Nielsen-Kellerman designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications, including Kestrel Weather & Environmental Instruments, NK Electronics for Rowing and Paddling and Blue Ocean Rugged Megaphones & PA Systems. NK is proud to be both a recognized leader in Lean manufacturing and process improvement and an award-winning top workplace.