E&Y Names Six San Diego Execs as Local Entrepreneurs of Year

Ernst & Young, the global consulting and accounting firm, selected six San Diego executives for its 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year awards on the 25th anniversary of the program, which has expanded to recognize business leaders and entrepreneurs in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries. The firm also bestowed its San Diego Lifetime Achievement Award to Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs.

The six categories and winners, who were named Thursday at an E&Y dinner event, are: Life Sciences, Millennium Laboratories CEO James Slattery; Technology, Service-now CEO Fred Luddy; Engineering Services, Fyfe Co. President Edward Fyfe; Earth Sciences, Dos Gringos President Jason Levin; Consumer Products, Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch; and Master Entrepreneur, Life Technologies CEO Greg Lucier.

All of the regional winners will be invited to the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala, hosted in Palm Springs, CA, by Jay Leno, on November 12.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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