Jodi Berg, president/CEO of Vitamix, was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner.
Berg received the honor at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards gala in Palm Springs, CA, the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum— the nation’s premier gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and from more than 250 regional award recipients. Awards were given in 10 additional categories.
“Jodi Berg led Vitamix down a truly innovative transformation — a path that wasn’t without risks, one of the true marks of an entrepreneur,” said Mike Kacsmar, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Americas program director. “She balanced honoring the past while fully engaging in the future, and she stayed true to her family tradition and values. In her case the risk was worth the reward, as her vision proved to be incredibly fruitful for the company.”
In receiving the award, Berg said, “It is an honor to represent a company dedicated to improving the vitality of people’s lives by creating the world’s best and most reliable blending equipment. This accomplishment could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of everyone at Vitamix.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in addition to an unyielding personal commitment to their organizations and communities.