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TVH CEO Thermote Finalist For Entrepreneur Award

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

EY today announced that CEO Els Thermote of TVH is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Central Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Els Thermote was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.

Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19 at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Overland Park, KS.

Now in its 28th year, the 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 annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY 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 sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In the Central Midwest program, regional sponsors include, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Armstrong Teasdale, Lockton Companies, Inc., Smart Business, Merrill Corporation Ltd., and Common Ground Public Relations.

About TVH
TVH has grown to become one of the most respected names in the material handling industry. Our commitment to the manufacture and distribution of quality replacement parts and accessories has made us a world leader. TVH employs 750 people in the Americas at its locations in Kansas, California, Illinois, Louisiana, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Canada, Brazil and Mexico.

Founded in 1969, TVH has 31 subsidiaries in 22 countries. TVH offers more than 11,000,000 part numbers for over 90 different brands of world and U.S. manufactured industrial vehicles. TVH fills more than 5,500 daily shipments to 21,000 customers in over 170 countries. TVH employs more than 4,000 people worldwide.

At TVH, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality service from the initial quotation to final product delivery. Our commitment to service, knowledge and product availability has made us a One-Stop-Shop for our customers.

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.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

For more information contact:

Darrell Loomis,  Advertising Manager
16355 South Lone Elm Road
Olathe, KS 66062
Toll Free: 800-255-4109, Phone: 913-829-1000
Fax 913-829-6206,

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