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Entrepreneur of the Year 2012

Sarah Cutler

June 8, 2012

Winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award in the Utah Region were honored and celebrated last night at a gala held at The Grand America. Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes people who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

This year nine categories were awarded. Ten winners were chosen out of 34 finalists with two winners in the Real Estate category.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 award winners in the Utah Region are:

  • Master Entrepreneur - Tim Sullivan, president and CEO, Ancestry.com
  • Distribution & Manufacturing -Addison Sovine, Kyle Bateman, co-founders, Action Target, Inc.
  • Retail & Consumer Products - Alan Martin, CEO/founder, Campus Book Rentals
  • Real Estate - Jeffrey Edison, principal, Phillips Edison Company
  • Real Estate - Kirk McGary, founder & CEO, Real Property Management
  • Health Care Services - Larry Stevens, president and CEO; Brent Allen, executive vice president, Med One Capital
  • Nutrition Innovation - Steve Baughman, president; Eric Baughman, CEO, Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc.
  • Hospitality & Services - Bob Wheaton, president, Deer Valley Resort
  • Technology - Brad Caldwell, president and CEO, Security Metrics
  • Social Entrepreneur - Eric Bjorklund, president and CEO, Utah Youth Village

The finalists are:

  • Sean Collins, chairman of the board, Costa Vida
  • Dave Rutter, CEO, Costa Vida
  • Garett Robertson, CEO, Deseret Health Group, LLC
  • Ken Bretschneider, founder, DigiCert, Inc.
  • Frank Davis, CEO, Food for Health International
  • Jeffrey Smith, CEO, Ingram Medical
  • Ted Broman, president, IntegraCore, LLC
  • Dan Caffee, CEO, Neutron Interactive
  • Shaun Ritchie, president & CFO, Neutron Interactive
  • Jeffrey Johnson, CEO, Progrexion
  • Ryan Smith, CEO & co-founder, Qualtrics
  • Scott Smith, co-founder, Qualtrics
  • Jeffery Palmer, president/CEO, RIMPORTS (USA) LLC
  • Erin Trenbeath-Murray, Head Start Director, Salt Lake CAP Head Start
  • Jason Budge, owner, Shelf Reliance
  • Steve  Palmer, owner, Shelf Reliance
  • Jana Francis, founder and president, Steal Network
  • Jeremy Christensen, CEO, Valley Services, Inc.
  • Bruce Remund, owner, VMI Nutrition
  • Jeff Reynolds, owner, VMI Nutrition

Regional award winners will proceed to the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Program. National award winners will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 17, 2012.

The program is in its 26th year and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

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