EY today announced that Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet Chairman and CEO, is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northern California Region Award. Now celebrating its 31st year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Owens was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be announced Monday, May 15, and winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Friday, June 23, with more than 700 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
“By harnessing vast data analytics and spearheading unique technology advancements we have been able to grow an ambitious initial promise into an online platform that brings ever greater efficiency to the heavy equipment industry worldwide,” offered Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet Chairman and CEO. “I am honored to make the short list for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.”
A pioneer in technology innovation and supply chain management, Greg J. Owens is responsible for the development, refinement and execution of IronPlanet’s overall business strategy. In addition to a prior role as Managing Director at Red Zone Capital, Greg also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manugistics Group, Inc., an International leader in resource planning and supply chain management software.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards gala is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Learn more about IronPlanet and Gregory J. Owens’s journey on IronPlanet’s blog and by following @ironplanet.com.
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IronPlanet is a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets and an innovative participant in the multi-billion dollar used equipment market. Founded in 1999 to transform the global used equipment market, IronPlanet has built a database of more than 1.7 million registered users worldwide. IronPlanet connects buyers and sellers of used equipment with its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification and family of brands, including IronPlanet®, GovPlanet®, TruckPlanet®, Cat Auction Services, Kruse Energy & Equipment AuctioneersSM, allEquip® and Asset Appraisal ServicesSM. IronPlanet is backed by Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Caterpillar and Volvo. For more information, visit www.ironplanet.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the 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, 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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