Honoring the best of the best, 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida

Gregory Rosica,

Gregory Rosica, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Partner

For 27 years, Ernst & Young has championed the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women pursuing excellence in their businesses, their teams and their communities. Ernst & Young founded the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program to recognize the passion of entrepreneurs and to build an influential and innovative community of peers.

We received more than 1,680 national entries for this year’s program from the country’s most deserving entrepreneurs. Their triumphs stand as a testament to the role they play as visionaries and leaders.

In 25 US cities, we are gathering to toast their commitment to succeed. We applaud them for taking risks, breaking ground, opening new markets and fueling job growth.

Let’s celebrate their achievements, their perseverance and their unwavering commitment to winning in the marketplace.

Greg Rosica
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida

Distribution & Manufacturing

AWARD RECIPIENT

R. Charles Murray
PPi Technologies Group

FINALIST

Manny Hernandez
George Hernandez Sr.
Solo Printing, Inc.

FINALIST

Crystal Morris
Gator Cases, Inc.

Emerging

AWARD RECIPIENT

Naomi Whittel
Reservage Optics

FINALIST

Michael J. Wright
William “Glenn” Durie
Andre Uribe
Power Grid Engineering, LLC 

FINALIST

Michael Kosloske
Health Insurance Innovations

Family Business

AWARD RECIPIENT

Wayne Johnson
Accuform Manufacturing Inc.

FINALIST

Vanessa Valera Nolte
Diego Valera
Holstein Housewares/Distrivalto

FINALIST

Richard Weissman
The Learning Experience

Financial Services

AWARD RECIPIENT

Trevor Burgess
C1 Bank

FINALIST

Marc Glazer
Business Financial Services

FINALIST

Kenneth E. LaRoe
First Green Bank

Health Care

AWARD RECIPIENT

Mark Montgomery
Axium Healthcare Pharmacy Inc.

FINALIST

Dr. Matt Leavitt
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

FINALIST

Dr. Stephen C. Vogt
BioPlus Pharmacy Services Inc.

Hospitality

AWARD RECIPIENT

John Kunkel
50 Eggs, Inc.

FINALIST

John Rivers
4R Restaurant Group

FINALIST

Rick Silva
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc

Retail & Consumer Products

AWARD RECIPIENT

Norbert P. Donelly
Tervis

FINALIST

Mario Murgado
Brickell Motors

FINALIST

Matthew K. Smith
Shoes for Crews, LLC

Services

AWARD RECIPIENT

Philip Anson Jr.
STS Holdings, Inc.

FINALIST

David Hernandez
Alberto Daire
Liberty Power

FINALIST

Michael I. Kaufman
Kaufman Lynn Construction

Technology

AWARD RECIPIENT

Dan Doyle Jr.
DEXImaging

FINALIST

Crystal Culbertson
Crystal Clear Technologies

FINALIST

Paul Demirdjian
Jagged Peak

Judges

Gregory Celestan
Denise E. Dickins, Ph.D.
Michael K. Ferris
Jay Freeland
Mindy Grossman
Steven T. Halverson
Mark A. Llano
Darryl Shaw

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