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Endicott Interconnect President Receives Entrepreneur Award
ENDICOTT -- Endicott Interconnect Technologies Inc. said Monday that President and Chief Executive Officer James J. McNamara Jr. received the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the advanced technology solutions category for the upstate New York, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region.
"This award recognizes all of the hard work, ingenuity and care these leaders have put into building and improving their businesses and communities," said Kevin Pickels, program director for the award. Ernst & Young is a global professional services company.
Award recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges, made up of regional business, academic and community leaders.
As a regional award winner, McNamara is eligible for consideration in Ernst & Young's entrepreneur of the year national program, which will be announced Nov. 15.
McNamara could not be reached for comment Monday.
EI started in 2002 after Binghamton-area investors -- members of the Maines and Matthews families -- acquired IBM's microelectronics division in Endicott. McNamara has been with EI since the company's launch.
"His entrepreneurial spirit and leadership led the former IBM microelectronics operations to success through vertical integration," EI said. "No one believed a new North American start-up company without a solid customer base would survive. Today, Endicott Interconnect continues to grow and thrive under McNamara's watch."
Privately held EI had sales of $218.4 million in 2006, the company said in a full-page ad published in the Press & Sun-Bulletin in late November. Sales for 2007 were expected to be $363 million.
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