Jason Lippert Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award Finalist
December 5, 2018
Elkhart, Ind. — On November 11, 2018, Ernst & Young (EY) announced that an independent panel of judges named Jason Lippert as a national finalist for the 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the manufacturing category. Now in its 32nd year, this prestigious award recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services and jobs that keep our worldwide economies and communities moving forward. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.
“What an honor it is to be recognized by such an esteemed organization for the dedication and commitment to the manufacturing industry and the communities that our business impacts,” said Lippert.
Since 1986, EY has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The chosen companies have succeeded in invigorating their industries and benefitting their communities, while also encouraging and empowering others to follow their lead. In 2018, the 231 award winners represented 187 entrepreneurial companies, employing more than 213,000 people with a job growth of 46 percent. They generated revenue of more than $66 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 56 percent.
The program has continually recognized high-caliber business leaders, including Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley of TESARO, Inc. in 2017. Past U.S. winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, and Jayshree Ullal and Andy Bechtolsheim of Arista Networks.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program has proven its ability to select companies with particular traits shared with some of the world’s most successful and thriving businesses. These winners have shown what it takes to build and, more importantly, sustain a thriving enterprise.
Jason Lippert was originally selected as a regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in the manufacturing category for the Midwest region. Lippert was selected as one of 44 national finalists from over 1,300 applicants nationwide.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
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.
From over 140 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Africa and Europe, Lippert™ supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and prefab homes. It also operates in adjacent markets, including marine, bus, industrial vehicles and trains. Lippert™ also serves a wide range of aftermarket segments, providing high quality products for the caravanning, automotive and marine industries. With over 15,000 team members, and a diverse portfolio of best-in-class brands, Lippert™ adopts a team-based business philosophy and has proven that, by putting people first, the possibilities for growth and development are truly endless.
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