Los Angeles - June 22 2011 — Pelican Products, Inc. today announced that President and CEO Lyndon Faulkner has won the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award (Greater Los Angeles Region) in the Manufacturing category. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Faulkner was selected as a finalist with 21 other nominees by a panel of independent judges. Award winners were announced yesterday evening at a special gala event emceed by Fox News 11 Reporter Christine Devine at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
“I am honored to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products. “I am extremely fortunate to be leading such a dynamic company as Pelican. It is a great highlight in my professional career. It is also a real testament to all the amazing employees around the world that are helping drive Pelican’s growth and success.” Pelican Products is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable LED lighting systems.
Throughout his career, Faulkner has been recognized in key senior executive roles and has driven billions in revenue to industry-shaping Fortune 100 companies that include Technicolor®/Nimbus CD International and the Microsoft® Corporation. This award program is recognizing Lyndon for a second time as he was named EOY 1997 Entertainment Award Winner (Greater Washington Region).
This year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. All regional honorees are invited to the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala hosted by Jay Leno on November 12, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011. For more information on the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, please visit www.ey.com/us/strategicgrowthforum.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable LED lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican Products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 12 countries, with 22 offices and six manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.Pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.