Ron Alvesteffer is named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 finalist in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region!

May 6, 2016

Grand Rapids, MI – EY has announced that President & CEO Ron Alvesteffer of Service Express is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region.  The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Ron was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

“It is an honor to be selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in our region and to be included in such great company as my fellow finalists,” said Alvesteffer. “I am humbled by the recognition and the credit absolutely goes to the people I have the opportunity to work with every day at Service Express. This is a team who is committed to great results for customers, while also taking time to collaborate, innovate and have fun at work.  This recognition is a direct reflection of those values.”

Ron Alvesteffer joined SEI in 1997 as its first sales manager and was promoted to Vice President of Sales three years later. He was named President in 2002 and CEO in 2015.  Under his leadership, Service Express has averaged double-digit revenue growth each year, grown the employee base by more than 500%, opened 28 regional offices, and been honored with multiple awards including “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in several regional markets and nationally, as well as being named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies for seven consecutive years.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 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 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. 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 nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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.

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