Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in technology category
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 28 — (PRNewswire) — Intergraph® Chairman, President and CEO Halsey Wise has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2010 Award in the technology category in Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee.
According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Wise was selected by an independent panel of judges.
"As a results-oriented company committed to innovation, Intergraph has long thrived on entrepreneurship," said Wise. "By making 'change' our constant ally, we always embrace challenge or adversity as an opportunity to distinguish Intergraph's capabilities and people. This award is a testament to the more than 4,000 employees of Intergraph worldwide who are dedicated to our customers and our mission. I am convinced that Intergraph is among the most relevant companies helping to address the future of our world. It is truly an honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young as a 2010 Entrepreneur Of The Year regional winner."
Intergraph is one of the world's leading engineering, geospatial and security software companies. Its successful transformation has enabled the former specialized hardware provider to evolve into a high-performing, data-centric, global software leader. Intergraph customers include businesses and governments responsible for building, safely operating and securing infrastructure, and protecting one in 12 people in the world.
Global trends impacting urbanization, infrastructure development and security are fueling unique opportunities for Intergraph. The company provides platform software technologies that serve strategic sectors essential to today's economy: process plants for the chemical, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and other industries; nuclear and conventional power plants; marine and offshore providers; public safety, defense, intelligence and security agencies; government; transportation; and the utilities smart grid and communications industries.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
As an Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee award winner, Wise is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. on Nov. 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
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Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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John Deaver, Executive Director, Corporate Communications