AmeriQuest president, CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

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AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources, a provider of fleet management services in North America, announced that Douglas Clark, president and chief executive officer, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 Award in the service category in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Clark was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year gala event at The Loews Hotel in Philadelphia on June 21.

Clark created a patented business model that AmeriQuest provides to the transportation industry to drive efficiencies and cost savings throughout the supply chain. The Cherry Hill, N.J.-based company leverages the strength of more than 700,000 vehicles to deliver savings, expertise and opportunities to its private fleet, common carrier and lease/rental members.

“AmeriQuest exists to ensure that small and medium-size companies can be competitive with the biggest players in the transportation industry,” Clark says. “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of all entrepreneurs who question the status quo and continually search for intelligent ways to enhance and refine the way they approach their business challenges.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and continues to honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“Ernst & Young is honored to recognize extraordinary business leaders, such as Douglas Clark, and the companies they have built,” says Donna Palmer, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for the Greater Philadelphia Region.

As a Greater Philadelphia Region award winner, Clark now is eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala on Nov. 17 in Palm Springs, Calif.

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The national Entrepreneur Of The Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.