Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO of CyberOptics Corporation, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
Dr. Kulkarni was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
“It is truly an honor to be named a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs,” said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO, CyberOptics. “I’m pleased to be recognized among the 28 visionary finalists in the Heartland.”
CyberOptics Corporation is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions for semiconductor and surface mount technology (SMT) inspection and metrology applications to improve yields and productivity.
Regional award winners will be announced on June 9, 2022 at The Fillmore Minneapolis. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Heartland, sponsors also include Twin Cities Business, Padilla, Salo LLC and Colliers International.
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CyberOptics Corporation (cyberoptics.com) is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions. CyberOptics’ sensors are used for inspection and metrology in the SMT and semiconductor capital equipment markets to significantly improve yields and productivity. By leveraging its leading edge technologies, the Company has strategically established itself as a global leader in high precision 3D sensors, allowing CyberOptics to further increase its penetration of key vertical markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, CyberOptics conducts worldwide operations through its facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.