Each year Ernst & Young celebrates the pioneering spirit of entrepreneurs by awarding a select few who have made a significant impact in their chosen field. Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrations are held in 42 cities around the country throughout...
Each year Ernst & Young celebrates the pioneering spirit of entrepreneurs by awarding a select few who have made a significant impact in their chosen field. Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrations are held in 42 cities around the country throughout the month of June to select winner's from an elite group of finalists from the area.
Jeg Coughlin, Sr., was named Central Ohio Entrepreneur Of The Year in the "Master Entrepreneur" category. This category is limited to an individual who has maintained management excellence over a sustained period of time with a business that was founded over five years ago.
Jeg Coughlin founded Jeg's High Performance in 1960. What started as a modest speed shop on Columbus Ohio's 11th Avenue has blossomed into one of the largest high performance mail-order giants in the industry today. Much of the company's success can be directly attributed to the passion and unwavering determination of Jeg Coughlin.
"It is truly a great honor to be awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year," said Jeg. "I have had the good fortune to be able to spend the majority of my life working at something that I love. It was an honor in itself to even be nominated. It was a great feeling to share the evening surrounded by family, friends and fellow business professionals from the community. None of this would have been possible without the continued support of my family and all of the associates over the last 42 years that have worked to build Jeg's Automotive into what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. Many thanks must go to Ernst & Young for creating such an award. It is one of the most memorable experiences that I have had in my business career."
Jeg Coughlin, Sr., is now eligible for the overall National Entrepreneur Of The Year. All national finalists and award winners will be announced at a gala event in Palm Springs, California, November 23, 2002.