EY announces John O’Connell of Wind River Environmental Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 New England Award semifinalist
Boston, MA, April 25, 2017 – EY today announced that John O’Connell Co-Founder and CEO of Wind River Environmental is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New England region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. John was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 27, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.
“I’m incredibly proud to be a semi-finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and I’m pleased for the recognition this provides to our entire team,” said John O’Connell. “Daily I’m surrounded by a team that is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience in a gritty industry performing a dirty job.”
Wind River Environmental is the nation’s leading provider of service, inspection and repair solutions for non-hazardous liquid waste systems. Operating from 28 locations from Vermont to Florida the company also operates eight waste water treatment facilities and produces electricity from food and grease trap waste.
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the New England region, gold sponsors include Boston Private Bank, fama PR, Goodwin Procter, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Capital and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester and T3 Advisors.
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