EY announces Matt O’Bryan of KLA Laboratories, Inc. named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award winner in Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region


Dearborn, MI, July 10, 2018 – EY today announced that Matt O’Bryan, President and CEO of KLA Laboratories, Inc., received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the technology category in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Matt was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on June 27, 2018.


“Being named Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region is a tremendous honor,” said O’Bryan. “KLA is committed to being a leader in the most advanced and innovative technology solutions in a world where technology is constantly evolving. This award validates the commitment the entire KLA team delivers to our customers every day.”


KLA Laboratories is an 89-year-old family-owned firm based in Dearborn, Michigan; it provides a range of technology solutions to their clients including Information Technology Networks, Structured Cabling, Wi-Fi Services, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Audio/Visual systems and Audio/Visual Live Event Production.


Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:


·         Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation

·         Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.

·         Jodi Berg of Vitamix

·         Robert Unanue of Goya Foods

·         Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

·         Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks

·         Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani

·         James Park of Fitbit

·         J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.

·         Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.


As a Michigan and Northwest Ohio award winner, Matt is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.


In Michigan and Northwest Ohio, sponsors also include Citizens Bank, Colliers International, Foley & Lardner, Oswald Companies, Crain’s Detroit, Tanner Friedman, and WJR.


About KLA Laboratories, Inc.

KLA provides World-Class, turnkey solutions for Information Technology Networks, Premise Cabling, Wi-Fi, DAS, Audio/Visual, and Event Production. From concept to completion, KLA Laboratories prides itself on detailed design, engineering, consulting, project management, and on-time completion for any size project globally.  For more information follow KLA on social media or visit www.klalabs.com.


About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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. ey.com/eoy


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