Cepheid CEO John Bishop Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearÂ® 2011 Northern California Award winner
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced that John Bishop, Cepheid’s Chief Executive Officer, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearÃ‚® 2011 Northern California Award in the Life Sciences category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Bishop was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Fairmont San Jose on Saturday, June 25, 2011.
“This prestigious award is really recognition of the success and capability of the entire Cepheid team. It further validates the hard work and innovative spirit that has made Cepheid the fastest growing company in Molecular Diagnostics,” said John Bishop. “I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the entire Cepheid team, our customers and vendors for making this accomplishment possible.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.
As a Northern California award winner, Mr. Bishop is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth ForumÃ‚®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9-13, 2011.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.
In Northern California, local sponsors include ManpowerGroup, SAP, The Big Picture Film and Video Arts, Smart Business, ADP, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company’s solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. For more information, visit http://www.cepheid.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearÃ‚®
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