Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. President & CEO James J. McNamara Jr. has been named a recipient of 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. The award, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses, was presented at a gala event on June 27th held at the Carnegie Music Hall and Foyer in Pittsburgh, P.A.
McNamara joined the newly divested Endicott Interconnect as president and CEO in 2002. His entrepreneurial spirit and leadership led the former IBM Microelectronics operations to success through vertical integration supported by a significant vision for electronics packaging and solutions that include a strong influence on materials science. 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.
“We heartily congratulate this year’s winners on their success,” said Kevin Pickels, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Update New York, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. “This award recognizes all of the hard work, ingenuity and care these leaders have put into building and improving their businesses and communities. This group of winners is truly remarkable for all that they have accomplished.”
Award recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges of regional business, academic and community leaders. As a regional award winner, McNamara is eligible for consideration in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 national program, which will be announced on November 15, 2008.
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