April 18, 2019 – (Orlando, FL) – Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced today that Waymon Armstrong, CEO/president of Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Florida. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies 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 13 in Orlando.
This is Armstrong’s fifth time being recognized as a finalist for the Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award. He was also honored in 2018, 2017, 2009, and 2007.
Armstrong says: “I am truly honored to be included in such a prestigious group of business leaders. As ECS begins its 22nd year of providing customized training and innovative technology solutions to our military and commercial clients, this recognition is a compliment, not only to our talented and dedicated ECS team, but to our clients and partners, as well.”
Now in its 33rd year, the EY 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 competition. 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 16. 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 2020.
Watch Armstrong’s vignette video.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. 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
ECS is an award-winning global services and solutions company, headquartered in Central Florida with a second office in Huntsville, Alabama that is focused on aviation and aerospace. An industry innovator with a vast portfolio of best practices, technology, and innovation, ECS has been a proud and trusted provider of training, maintaining, and sustaining Soldiers, Military Service Members, and First Responders around the world since 1997. With experience in over 45 locations CONUS (continental United States) and OCONUS (outside of the continental United States), ECS is a workforce provider of training, coaching, staffing, and managing, and will continue to provide unrivaled training services and effective training operations solutions to our military, U.S. Security Cooperation partners, and our industry partners.