Columbia, SC, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst & Young announced today that Jack DeMao, CEO of Electric Guard Dog, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Southeast.
The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Having posted returns that include 49% growth over the last three years, followed by record first quarter sales in 2016, DeMao's leadership has resulted in the company being named to the Inc. List four out of the last five years, as well as being ranked in the top 30 security companies in the United States on the SDM 100 List for the past six years.
DeMao commented, "I appreciate this honor deeply and share it with the entire team at Electric Guard Dog. My employees work incredibly hard to provide an exceptional product and service to ensure our customers are never threatened by cargo theft or copper theft, either of which can ruin a business and/or cost lives. I wouldn't have this opportunity without their effort and support. I'd also like to thank Tom Maupin at Vaco for nominating me, as well as the EY team for recognizing myself and Electric Guard Dog. We are all immensely flattered to find ourselves in such illustrious company."
DeMao was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 23, 2016, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Electric Guard Dog Electric Guard Dog, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service™, is the market leader in electric security fences and perimeter security in the United States. A Security Partner for 3,000+ commercial and industrial locations across the U.S., they protect businesses from cargo theft and copper theft, provide a safer work environment for employees, while reducing total security costs.
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.