DEARBORN, Mich., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EY has announced that Matt O'Bryan, president and CEO of KLA Laboratories, Inc., is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. O'Bryan was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 21 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
"I am humbled and honored to be recognized as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award® for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region as part of the 2017 roster of esteemed business leaders," said O'Bryan. "I commit myself every day to progressively taking KLA Laboratories to new heights with honesty, integrity and passion. We take immense pride in providing innovative, turn-key information technology solutions to our valued clients nationwide."
The 88-year-old family-owned firm based in Dearborn, Mich. provides a range of information technology and communication services including audio/visual systems, distributed antenna systems (DAS), network cabling installation, network integration services and solutions, network staging services, wireless LAN (WiFi), video systems and event production services and all driven by constant technological changes such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to companies.
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Michigan and Northwest Ohio sponsors also include Citizens Bank, Colliers International, Foley & Lardner, Oswald Companies, Crain's Detroit, Tanner Friedman and WJR.
About KLA Laboratories, Inc.:
Established in 1929, KLA Laboratories, Inc. provides turn-key solutions for networks, premise cabling, in-building wireless systems, video and sound system installations. KLA also offers audiovisual installation and event production for events of all sizes including corporate presentations and festivals. From concept to completion, KLA Laboratories prides itself on detailed design, consulting, project management and on-time completion for any size project, anywhere. For more information, please visit www.klalabs.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®:
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program of its kind, 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy.
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