June 4th, 2010 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Pelican Products President and CEO Lyndon Faulkner Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Finalist for second time in Career
LOS ANGELES, CA — June 4, 2010 – Pelican Products, Inc. today announced that President and CEO Lyndon Faulkner is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Greater Los Angeles Region. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Faulkner was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 22, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California.
“It’s a great thing to be honored for doing what you love,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products. “I can honestly say that I’m a lucky man to be able to work with great people every day building a dynamic company like Pelican.” Pelican Products is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment.
Throughout his career, Faulkner has been recognized in key senior executive roles and has driven billions in revenue to industry-shaping, Fortune 100 companies that include Technicolor®/Nimbus CD International and the Microsoft® Corporation.
The program is recognizing Lyndon for a second time as he was named EOY 1997 Entertainment Award Winner.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In the Greater Los Angeles Area, sponsors include Marsh, Scherzer International, Union Bank, Bowne, and Montgomery & Co.
About Pelican Products
Pelican™ Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases. After acquiring Hardigg Industries in December 2008, the company now operates in 12 countries, with 22 offices and five manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.Pelican.com, www.hardigg.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.
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