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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Honor Tech Legend Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Honor Tech Legend Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi

Article Published: May 14, 2015

Compunetix President and CEO Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi has been named as Ernst & Young’s Master Entrepreneur 2015 for the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Master Entrepreneur Award is presented by EY to a distinguished, renowned business leader, who, during his or her lifetime, has made outstanding contributions as an entrepreneur. Dr. Coraluppi and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists will be recognized at a gala event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh on June 19.

Dr. Coraluppi was recognized for his extraordinary entrepreneurial achievements, creativity, leadership, vision, and his history of innovation and commitment to excellence in the technology of cooperation.

“This is an honor for me and the entire Compunetix family,” states Dr. Coraluppi. “I’m pleased to be named among the regional leaders who recognize the significance of empowering our businesses and employees to strive for something great. In order to be successful, one must be willing to face uncertainties, create new markets, find solutions, and at the same time welcome the responsibilities and risks of being at the helm. I hope the family of Compunetix companies takes this legacy of curiosity and evolution to the next century and beyond.”

EY has announced all the finalists for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Region. 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. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges.  

The finalists are:

  • Kinesh Doshi - Accion Labs, Inc. 
  • Cathy Mary - AEC Group, Inc.
  • Cathy Schnaubelt Rogers - Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear
  • Charlie Batch - Best of the Batch Foundation
  • Arnie Burchianti, II - Celtic Healthcare
  • Judy Bannon - Cribs for Kids, Inc.
  • CJ Handron - Diamond Kinetics, Inc.
  • Chris Edwards, Mark Edwards, Dana EdwardsManatos - Edward Marc Brands, Inc.
  • Michael Thomas -FeX, Inc.
  • Greg Petro -First Insight, Inc.
  • Dick Zhang - Identified Technologies
  • Jeanette Spofford - Justifacts Credential Verification Inc.
  • Chris Pacione, Pete Maher, Bill Lucas - LUMA Institute
  • Parag Batavia - Neya Systems, LLC
  • Joel Reed - OpenArc, LLC
  • Pam Cohen, Gail Klingensmith - Pamela’s P&G Diners
  • Meg Cheever – Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Buddy Flerl – RDX
  • Jonathan Plesset – Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
  • Michael Gallup – TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
  • Ian Rosenberger – Thread
  • Robert Tudi – Tudi Holdings, Inc.
  • Leonardo Curimbaba – US Electrofused Minerals, Inc.
  • Joe Peilert - VEKA Inc.
  • Jason Matthews – W. Blazer Holdings

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