EY announced that Ed Alizadeh of Geotechnology, Inc. is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Central Midwest, which encompasses Missouri and Kansas. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Alizadeh was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie celebration on June 16, 2016 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, Missouri.
As Geotechnology’s CEO, Alizadeh has led the firm to unprecedented growth during the last few years as it completed geotechnical, environmental, materials testing, geophysical, non-destructive testing and drilling projects for clients all over the Midwest and Mid-south.
“Successful operations have enabled us to increase our capabilities; open branch offices in Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas and Mississippi; and acquire substantially all of the assets of two firms to expand the firm’s geographic footprint into Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio,” said Alizadeh. “I am confident that Geotechnology will continue to experience positive growth, thanks in part to our strong relationships with longstanding clients and also to our highly qualified and dedicated staff of professionals.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Central Midwest, region sponsors include PNC Bank, Lathrop & Gage, Lockton Companies and Common Ground Public Relations.