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Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI), received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the Midwest. According to a press release, the award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Lippert was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 13 at Navy Pier in Chicago.

“I’m humbled to be recognized among such an esteemed group of business leaders. We are so excited to use this new recognition and platform to talk to more businesses about our creative approach to leadership, culture, community service initiatives and transformation,” said Lippert. “The energy and excitement we’re creating with our commitment to 200,000 hours of community service in 2018 by our 11,000 team members is amazing. Our teams are gaining more and more momentum every day. It’s incredible to see the transformation of the Company from what it was just a few years ago.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation, and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corp.
• Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc.
• Jodi Berg of Vitamix
• Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
• James Park of Fitbit
• J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International Inc.
• Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO,Inc.

As a Midwest award winner, Lippert is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. 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, Calif., on Nov. 10.

The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.