May 7, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – EY today announced that Walter Lynch, CEO of Zipline Logistics, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the East Central program. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Lynch was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 28, 2018, at the Cleveland Hilton Downtown Hotel.
“Launching Zipline Logistics eleven years ago has been an incredibly rewarding experience,” adds Lynch. “I am honored that our vision and hard work is being recognized through the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program. At Zipline, we believe in providing a higher level of customer service in transportation, a typically commoditized industry. The dedication of our employees to uphold ethical standards, day in and day out, remains one of our largest accomplishments.”
Zipline Logistics is a digitally-enabled, managed transportation partner specializing exclusively in the consumer goods sector. The company proudly works alongside clients ranging from some of the largest food and beverage business in the world to the brightest up-and-coming CG brands in North America. Zipline Logistics is known for its high level of customer service, dedication to ethics, shipper intelligence technology, and unique organizational structure.
Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 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 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In East Central, sponsors also include PNC, VRC, Oswald Companies, Smart Business Network, Chemistry Communications and Frost Brown Todd.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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