DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY announced that Vic Keller, Founder and CEO of ZAK Products, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Southwest Award. 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. Keller was selected as a finalist for the second consecutive year by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 25, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with such an extraordinary group of business builders by the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program,” says Keller. ZAK Products, a Dallas-based company, is the industry leading provider of automotive performance products. Known for “making products that make cars, trucks and SUVs last longer,” ZAK carries a full line of fluid maintenance products ranging from fuel to transmission systems. As a proud Berkshire Hathaway Company, ZAK is an industry leader that continues to innovate and grow rapidly in order to bring quality products to the public.
Now in its 30th year, 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 EY Strategic Growth ForumTM, 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 addition, Merrill Corporation is the official and preferred data partner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards as a global leader in secure content sharing, regulated communications and compliance services. Merrill Corporation’s DataSite is used to facilitate the judges’ independent review of nominations.
In the Southwest program, sponsors include BBVA Compass, Colliers International, Haynes and Boone, LLP, RHSB, M&M Event Rentals, D CEO Magazine and Social Strategy1.
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.