Entrepreneurs get local honors
Nine area companies were named winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 awards in Western Pennsylvania and West Virgina on Friday at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown.
The regional winners collectively increased their employment by 120 percent and revenue by 355 percent between 2010 and 2012. They will compete at the national level on Nov. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif.
The winners were Rob Daley, CEO and co-founder, and Henry Thorne, chief technology officer and co-founder of baby products manufacturer Thorley Industries LLC /4moms in Pittsburgh; Paul Fischione, CEO of E.A. Fischione Instruments Inc. in Export; Bill Baker, CEO of mining equipment maker Irwin Car and Equipment, Irwin; John LaCarte, president of LaCarte Enterprises Inc./Model Cleaners in Charleroi; Thomas Donohoe, president of digital marketing agency Level Interactive LLC, Pittsburgh; Jason Kutney, CEO of Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Greentree SportsPlex, Pittsburgh; Karin Mayr, founder and president of Sabika Jewelry, in Pittsburgh; J. Eric Sauereisen, president of manufacturer Sauereisen Inc., O'Hara; and Lou Piconi, founder and senior vice president strategic activities and Kevin McAliley, CEO, of math software maker Think Through Learning Inc., Pittsburgh.
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