FOWLERVILLE, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced that CEO Jim Richards of Total Security Solutions was named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Richards was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on Thursday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
“I’m honored to be named a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year,” said Jim Richards, CEO. “This year’s class is filled with extraordinary business leaders from Michigan and Ohio and I am proud and humbled to be considered one of them.”
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.
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About Total Security Solutions
Founded in 2004, TSS is a leading manufacturer of bullet-resistant glass and barrier systems in the United States. Located in Fowlerville, a small city between Lansing and Brighton, TSS has grown steadily in both staff and physical footprint since its founding in 2004. Now a nation-wide supplier, TSS is well recognized in its industry. Learn more at www.tssbulletproof.com.