Congratulations to Ira Boots, chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics Corp. who was recently named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 in the Midwest Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Boots was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented on June 26 in Chicago. In a news release, Boots said: "It has been my honor to work with and among so many talented individuals and employees of Berry Plastics through the years. Our commitment to the industry and dedication to our customers has been the catalyst to our growth and financial performance. I am humbled and appreciative with receiving this prestigious award from Ernst and Young." As a Midwest award winner, Boots is now eligible for consideration for the E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Boots is a professional who's comfortable talking about finances, production, issues and trends. It's nice to see plastics company executives continue to get this kind of positive attention.
Ira Boots honored as entrepreneur of the year
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