May 3, 2013
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Kruckeberg was selected from a pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges.
Awards will be presented at a special gala event on June 13, 2013 at the Marriott City Center hotel in Minneapolis, MN.
“I really need to give credit to our entire entrepreneurial leadership team at Minimizer,” Kruckeberg says. “I am a finalist for this award because of the success we’ve experienced and that success is because of the Minimizer team.”
In its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013.
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.
“The Minimizer team from top to bottom has worked tirelessly to make a lot of new things happen for our Company,” Kruckeberg says. “Internally, our team has worked beyond the call of duty and created the innovative new products and marketing ideas to push the company forward. It is an honor to be recognized externally by Ernst & Young.”