Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world
ST. LOUIS, August 26, 2020—Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that President and CEO Mike Black of Dent Wizard International was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Heartland Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world.
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on October 8 and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“I am honored to be considered as one of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Heartland Award finalists,” said Black. “I believe this is less about me and more about our company and the people that deliver exceptional results every day. I would not be who I am today without the team that serves our clients and supports our business across the organization. This recognition is gratefully accepted on behalf of the entire Dent Wizard family.”
About Dent Wizard
Dent Wizard International, established in 1983, is North America’s largest provider of automotive reconditioning services, as well as vehicle protection products under the Evolution brand. Services include paintless dent removal, minor body repair including bumpers, wheel restoration, interior repair, appraisal and catastrophe support, key origination and duplication, plus finance & insurance products. Dent Wizard serves the automotive industry’s leading companies through a diverse mix of customer channels: dealers, auctions, rental, finance & insurance and catastrophe/OEM, which includes auto body shops and insurance companies. Dent Wizard is transforming the automotive reconditioning and vehicle protection markets through its full-service solutions and unmatched scale and expertise. A clear value proposition, track record of expansion and growth, sophisticated scalable infrastructure, best-in-class technicians and entrepreneurial management team are reasons Dent Wizard is the leading North American platform. A subsidiary of Dealer Tire LLC, St. Louis-based Dent Wizard operates throughout North America. For more information visit www.dentwizard.com and www.evolutionvehicleprotection.com.
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