Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
Atlanta, GA. (May XX, 2023) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Mike Walsh, CEO of EspriGas, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world for all.
Walsh was selected by an independent panel of judges who chose finalists. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“I am excited to become a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Award. I have been watching this award from the sidelines for many years and I’ve been impressed with the quality of the companies that have been selected. I am very excited that EspriGas is now part of this group,” said Mike Walsh. “This is a key reflection of the great things the employees at EspriGas have accomplished in the market that has allowed me to become a finalist for this award.”
EspriGas is a technology-driven industrial, medical, and beverage gas company that brings a modern approach to the industry. Using a combination of technology and a network business model, the company delivers products locally and supports organizations nationally. For over 25 years EspriGas has built a network of gas supply partners to meet the needs of customers. As a single-source gas provider, the EspriGas network includes 4,000+ supplier locations with a collective goal to make the cumbersome and complex gas industry simple.
Regional award winners will be announced on June 22, during a special celebration at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
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EspriGas is a technology-driven industrial gas company that brings a modern approach to the industry. Using a combination of technology and a network business model, we deliver products locally and support organizations nationally. For over 25 years, EspriGas has built a network of gas supply partners to meet the needs of customers. As a single-source gas provider, the EspriGas network includes 4,000+ supplier locations with a collective goal to make the cumbersome and complex gas industry simple.