Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Consumer and Business Product and Services Category
SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2009 – McCain Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of traffic, parking and transit management solutions, today announced that Jeffrey McCain, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the Consumer and Business Product and Services category in San Diego. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Jeff was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla on June 3, 2009.
“To be selected as the winning recipient of the 2009 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur award is a great honor and achievement,” said Jeffrey McCain, CEO of McCain Inc. “This year’s finalists were extremely talented and exceptional individuals, and to be nominated among them is something I am equally proud of. I accept this award in recognition of all the hard-work and continued dedication of the McCain staff and my inspiring wife and partner, Beth.”
McCain Inc. is an acknowledged leader for products and services in the traffic, transit, and parking industries nationwide. The company engineers, manufactures and distributes hardware and software solutions to a wide variety of clients ranging from agencies to businesses.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“We are proud to recognize the achievements of Jeff McCain,” said Doug Obenshain, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for San Diego. “Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region’s economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger.”
As a San Diego award winner, Jeff is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 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 14, 2009. 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 San Diego, sponsors include Marsh, Cox Business, Foundation for Enterprise Development and The Daily Transcript.
McCain Inc. has been providing traffic related solutions to businesses and municipalities for over 25 years. McCain’s products and services are widely trusted across the US and around the world to safely guide millions of motorists from point A to point B through the use of advanced transit, transportation, parking and freeway/incident management systems. This privately held organization has experienced solid growth during the past two decades and currently employs over 500 people throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.mccain-inc.com.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The 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, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award 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.
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