EY announced that CEO Steve Greenawalt of Alta Equipment Company® is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Steve Greenawalt was selected as a finalist from more than 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 5 at the MGM Grand Detroit.
“It was a tremendous honor to be nominated and I am thrilled to be a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year,” says Steve Greenawalt founder and CEO of Alta. “I view this as a team honor and a reflection of the hard work, dedication and commitment to customer satisfaction of all Alta employees.” Founded in 1984, Alta Equipment Company® is a family-owned heavy equipment solutions provider based in Wixom, MI.
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY 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 sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region program, regional sponsors include: RBS Citizens Charter One, Foley & Lardner LLP., Tanner Friedman, Crain's Detroit Business, NewsTalk 760 WJR, New Paradigm Promotional Marketing Inc., and Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business.