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Ernst & Young Names Braun Intertec CEO Jon Carlson EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015


Minneapolis - June 11, 2015

EY has announced that Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec is the winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award for the Upper Midwest. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Carlson was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. The award was announced at a special gala event on June 10th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.

“I am humbled to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award. At Braun Intertec, we strive to be the employer of choice – we know our recent growth and sustained success is due to the hard work of our dedicated employee-owners” says Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec, “ultimately, this award belongs to everyone at Braun Intertec who has helped the company and me get to where we are today.” Based in Minneapolis, employee-owned Braun Intertec is a premier geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting firm with more than 800 employees located in offices in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Texas.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. 

About Braun Intertec
Based in Minneapolis, employee-owned Braun Intertec ( is a premier geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting firm with more than 800 employees located in multiple Twin Cities offices, as well as in Duluth, Hibbing, Mankato, Rochester, and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Braun Intertec also has offices in Bismarck, Dickinson, West Fargo, and Minot, North Dakota; La Crosse and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and San Antonio, Texas. Braun Intertec subsidiaries include Agile Frameworks, LLC, Braun Intertec Geothermal, LLC, both based in Minneapolis.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In the Upper Midwest, region sponsors include: Padillacrt, Fagre Baker Daniels, Twin Cities Business, Merrill Corporation, Lockton, Pohlad Companies and Salo.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
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