AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY today announced that Jeff Eastman, CEO of Alchemy Systems, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the technology services category in Central Texas. Alchemy helps food companies and retailers train and engage their frontline workforces to drive smart actions. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. An independent panel of judges selected Eastman.
“I’m honored to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award on behalf of our amazing team at Alchemy,” said Eastman. “They work tirelessly every day to help our clients safeguard food, protect employees from harm, and protect their brands.”
Alchemy’s training and communications programs are used by leading food companies and retailers like Tyson, Kellogg’s, Nestle, ConAgra, Mars, Publix, and Home Depot. Every month, Alchemy programs engage more than two million frontline workers at 20,000 locations.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Mindy Grossman of HSN
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
As a Central Texas award winner, Eastman is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, 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 in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Central Texas, sponsors also include Broadway Bank, ADP, Bridgepoint Consulting, Aventine Hill Partners, Watkins Insurance Group, Andrews Kurth, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
Alchemy is the global leader in innovative solutions that help food and retail companies engage with their workforces to drive safety and productivity improvement programs. More than two million frontline workers at 20,000 locations use Alchemy’s tailored learning, communications, and performance programs.
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