Orbcomm (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems, announced that its chief executive officer, Marc Eisenberg, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 New Jersey Award in the Communications and Marketing category. 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. Eisenberg was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on Thursday, June 26.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award along with some of New Jersey’s most talented and driven entrepreneurs,” Eisenberg said. “This award is a testament to the innovation, energy and dedication of our outstanding team. I am very proud of the tremendous growth and success we have achieved thus far, but I believe the best is yet to come.”
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a New Jersey award winner, Mr. Eisenberg is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New Jersey, sponsors include DLA Piper, Merrill Corporation, Morgan Lewis, PNC Bank, Willis of New Jersey, Empire Valuation Consultants, Scherzer International, Solomon Edwards Group, Cresa, Murray Devine, NJBIZ and NJTC.