EY Announces Garrett Morelock of Monroe Engineering, LLC as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award Finalist
Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world
Rochester Hills, MI – August 28, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced Garrett Morelock of Monroe Engineering, LLC was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Garrett Morelock was selected as one of 29 finalists by a panel of independent judges from a competitive pool of nominations.
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m. EST and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“It’s an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award in an extraordinary year.” Garrett said. “If you look at all the nominees over the years, it’s an esteemed group and is extremely humbling just to be nominated.”
Over the last 22 years Garrett has led Monroe’s growth from a small regional to a national manufacturing company with over 20 locations serving tens of thousands of customers across North America. He believes in the entrepreneurial spirit and creates a culture of innovation, service, and adaptability.
“At Monroe, I have the pleasure of working alongside incredible people who embrace our corporate culture always asking, “How can we help?”.” Garrett recognizes employees are the lifeblood of Monroe and stated, “On their behalf, I’m very pleased to accept this recognition.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In Michigan and Northwest Ohio, sponsors also include Citizens Bank, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Trion Solutions, Oswald Companies, Stanton Chase, and Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
About Monroe Engineering:
Monroe is a cutting edge global industrial manufacturer and distribution company uniquely positioned to offer customers a multitude of value-add, diverse product solutions across may different industries. Monroe operates five Product Centers of Excellence in rubber & sealing, industrial hinges & hardware, casters & gas springs, certified aerospace hardware & electrical components and cables & harnesses. In addition, Monroe has local VMI distribution centers across the United States. www.askmonroe.com
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