The heads of Tampa Bay area companies C1 Bank, DEX Imaging and Accuform Manufacturing are among nine Floridians being honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
The recipients, disclosed during a gala event at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach on Thursday night, were selected based on demonstrating "excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities," Ernst & Young said.
Collectively, the nine executives grew employment for their companies by 64 percent and their revenues by 48 percent between 2010 and 2012.
The categories and respective winners are:
• Family Business — Wayne Johnson, chief executive officer, Accuform Manufacturing Inc., Brooksville.
• Financial Services — Trevor Burgess, chief executive officer, C1 Bank, St. Petersburg.
• Technology category — Dan Doyle Jr., president and chief executive officer, DEX Imaging, Tampa.
• Distribution and Manufacturing — R. Charles Murray, chief executive officer, PPi Technologies Group/Redi-2-DrinQ Group, Sarasota.
• Retail and Consumer Products category — Norbert P. Donelly, chairman, Tervis, North Venice.
• Health Care — Mark Montgomery, president and chief executive officer, Axium Healthcare Pharmacy Inc., Lake Mary.
• Emerging — Naomi Whittel, chief executive officer and founder, Reserveage Organics, Boca Raton.
• Hospitality — John Kunkel, chief executive officer and founder, 50 Eggs Inc., Miami.
• Services — Philip Anson Jr., chief executive officer, STS Holdings. Inc., Jensen Beach.