Radiant Logistics’ Founder and CEO, Bohn Crain, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year’s 2011 Pacific Northwest Award Finalist
BELLEVUE, WA May 11, 2011 – Radiant Logistics, Inc. (OTC QB: RLGT), a domestic and international logistics services company, today announced its Founder and CEO Bohn Crain is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Crain was selected as a finalist from nearly 90 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
Radiant launched its operations in January 2006 through its acquisition of Bellevue, Wash.-based Airgroup Corporation and has grown its business through a combination of organic growth and the complementary acquisitions of Adcom Worldwide in September 2008 and Distribution By Air in April 2011. For its fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, Radiant is projected to generate run-rate EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $10M on approximately $285M in revenues. The company has seen its stock appreciate more than 700 percent over the past 12 months and currently enjoys a market capitalization of approximately $70M.
“It is certainly a great honor to be named an award finalist,” said Crain. “We have organized our business to deliver value for all our constituencies; of course our customers and shareholders but also our key carriers, our employees and perhaps most importantly, our strategic operating partners. It is really our strategic operating partners from across the country that are the ultimate logistics entrepreneurs, independently owned and operated businesses that have joined with us as partners to deliver world class services for our customers across the Radiant platform. Through this unique partnership we talk a lot about ‘Pride of Ownership’ and the fact that through our status as a public company, our strategic operating partners can become shareholders and share in the value they help create. It is this deep sense of partnership at the heart of our business model that makes our participation in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program particularly rewarding. I congratulate each of our strategic operating partners for their contribution to our collective success.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. 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, California on November 12, 2011. 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, and is held from November 9-13, 2011.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.
In Pacific Northwest, regional sponsors include Union Bank, ADP, The Big Picture, Seattle Business and Scherzer International.
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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