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Dave Meyers and Ken Siefert have been named finalists in this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

2010 May 12

dave meyers and ken siefert of alps controlsVery cool news this morning: our President Dave Meyers and Vice President & Director of eBusiness Systems Ken Siefert have been named finalists in the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia/Upstate New York Area Region.

From the E&Y website, the Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Awards are

…the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

Believing that entrepreneurial spirit and innovation can be the fuels to global economic recovery, Ernst & Young recognizes entrepreneurs annually through regional, national and global awards.

During the application and interview process, the folks at Ernst & Young have learned a lot about Alps Controls’ transactional e-distribution model and how Dave and Ken have brought the power of online commerce to the traditionally inefficient building controls supply chain process. Since 1993, we’ve developed a custom-made, web-based application to sell HVAC and building automation products to contractors, and we’ve provided our industry’s manufacturers with a way to market and sell direct to customers by eliminating the need for distributor warehouses, their associated costs and carbon footprint.

The Alps Controls business model is hyper-efficient, cost-effective, paperless, and provides vast benefits to both customers and manufacturers. We now sell products for more than 130 manufacturers (and we’re adding an additional two every month), and we’ve experienced 10% – 20% growth year after year, despite the economic downturn.

Congrats, Dave and Ken! Everyone at Alps Controls is excited to be a part of such an innovative and industry-changing company!

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  1. May 16, 2010

    What a great honor E & Y has bestowed upon you, and for good reason. Your business model works for everyone it touches; customers, vendors and your great employees. You are already winners…picking up the hardware is just a formality. Congrats!

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