Brent Parent, Founder and CEO of Miner®’s parent company, Material Handling Services, was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region earlier this year. On June 21, 2017, he attended the region’s awards gala where he was named as a winner.
This is a huge honor for both Brent and the organization as a whole. “This award is not just about me, it reflects on every member of the organization. I’m incredibly thankful to have the support of so many talented, hard-working people” says Parent upon receiving the award. Brent’s acceptance speech focused on the importance of leadership and he challenged fellow entrepreneurs in the audience to double down on their leadership capabilities. “If you want to be twice as good, twice as big, save twice as many lives or grow revenue by twice as much, you are going to have to be twice as good of a leader.”
Entrepreneur Of The Year US Award winners have founded and built some of the world’s most enduring companies. Since 1986, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award program has been celebrating entrepreneurship and has since expanded to 140 cities in over 50 countries.