NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group, Inc. President and CEO, John C. Higgins Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Gulf Coast Area Award Finalist
HOUSTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group, Inc. today announced that President and CEO, John C. Higgins is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. John Higgins was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Wednesday, June 22 at the Houston Intercontinental Hotel. “I am so pleased to be a finalist amongst other entrepreneurs in the Gulf Coast area that are visionaries and job creators in their specialized fields. Entrepreneurs are often measured by the efforts and success of one person. Without the strength and entrepreneurial spirit of my teammates at NEUTEX my dreams of being a successful entrepreneur could not be realized.” The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.