Orlando – May 22, 2018 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY) recently announced that Waymon Armstrong, CEO/President of Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), is one of the finalists for the Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Armstrong, and other notable Florida business leaders, were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 7 in Orlando.

Armstrong has been a finalist in the Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award three times before, in 2017, 2009, and 2007.

Armstrong states: “I am honored to be included in such a prestigious group for two years in a row. ECS has provided customized training and innovative technology solutions to military and commercial clients for over 21 years. This commendation is a compliment, not only to our talented and dedicated ECS team, but to our clients and partners, as well.”

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. The 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. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2019.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, 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 and more than 60 countries.  ey.com/eoy

About ECS

ECS is an award-winning global services and solutions company that is headquartered in Central Florida, with a second office in Huntsville, Alabama focused on aviation and aerospace. ECS specializes in training, technology, and consulting services across a wide range of platforms that support aviation, aerospace, healthcare, and other industries. Its diverse portfolio includes 2D and 3D visualization as well as augmented, virtual, and mixed reality to produce immersive and relevant advanced learning technologies and services for both government and commercial clients. The ECS services, support, and staff augmentation teams place experienced and relevant personnel, including instructors, operators, and staff, with the joint military services throughout the U.S. and internationally.  https://www.ecsorl.com/