LIMA, Pa.—May 10, 2012—Pilot Freight Services today announced that Chief Executive Officer Richard Phillips was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Greater Philadelphia region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.
“I’m extremely honored to have been recognized alongside some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region for this prestigious award,” said Phillips. “Ernst & Young has always chosen finalists and winners from companies that I admire, so I’m thrilled to have Pilot considered among those ranks.”
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. 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.