TWR Lighting, Inc. President Ken Meador
Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2010 Award Winner in Houston & Gulf Coast Area
Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Manufacturing
and Distribution Category
TX, June 24, 2010 – TWR Lighting, Inc.
a world leader in aviation obstruction lighting technologies
, today announced that Ken Meador, President, received
the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2010 Award in the Manufacturing and Distribution category
in Houston & Gulf Coast Area. According to Ernst
& Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs
who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.
Mr. Meador was selected by an independent panel of judges,
and the award was presented at a gala event at the Omni
Hotel Houston on June 24, 2010.
very honored to have been chosen for such a prestigious
award”, says Ken Meador. “This recognition
is really acknowledgement and testament to the dedication,
support and enterprising spirit of the great people
with whom I have the privilege of working.”
& Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate
their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors
entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in
such areas as innovation, financial performance and
personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
As a Houston
& Gulf Coast Area award winner, Ken is now eligible
for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur
Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in
several national categories, as well as the overall
national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
award winner, will be announced at the annual awards
gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010.
The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst &
Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most
prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading
produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur
Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion
Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
& Gulf Coast Area, sponsors include Fullbright &
Jaworski L.L.P, Lockton Companies LLC, Bowne, Solomon
Edwards Group, Smart Business Network, Inc., and Pierpont
About TWR Lighting, Inc.
Inc. is a 29 year old privately held Texas Corporation
which designs, engineers, and manufactures high quality,
patented aviation obstruction lighting systems to be
installed on man-made structures over 150 feet tall.
TWR Lighting products are distributed world-wide, for
numerous applications including communications and broadcast
towers, wind farms, smokestacks & industrial chimneys,
and bridges & building tops. For the past three
years, TWR Lighting has ranked in the “INC Magazine
5,000 Fastest Growing Private Businesses in America”
and the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 List
of rapid growth companies.
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s
most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The
award makes a difference through the unique 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 award of its kind,
Ernst & Young 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 more than 135
cities in 50 countries.
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of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is
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