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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO of CyberOptics, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Dr. Kulkarni based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“It is such an honor to receive an Entrepreneur Of The Year award, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and high-growth business leaders that play a vital role in transforming lives by disrupting entire industries and reinventing economies,” said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO, CyberOptics. “I am so pleased to be part of a program that for more than 35 years has recognized audacious leaders who test the limits of the possible, and drive innovation and growth.”
CyberOptics Corporation is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions for semiconductor and surface mount technology (SMT) inspection and metrology applications to improve yields and productivity.
As a Heartland award winner, Dr. Kulkarni will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. 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 2023.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Heartland, sponsors also include Colliers International, Padilla, Salo LLC and Twin Cities Business.
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