Ernst & Young Announces Lina Hu of Clipper Corporation as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Award Winner
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Lina Hu, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Clipper Corporation was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Greater Los Angeles Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Lina Hu based on her entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. You can read more about her story and her leadership of Clipper here.
“Without the dedication and support of our customers, we don’t have Clipper,” said Hu. “And without our employees’ passion, loyalty and the care they put into serving our customers, we don’t have Clipper. Our employees have helped us realize our goals and allowed us to deliver on our unwavering commitment to bring our customers the most innovative and highest quality products at the best possible value. This has allowed us to continue to succeed.”
During the pandemic, Clipper was able to pivot quickly to provide PPE products to meet their customers’ needs. As a result of this tenacious spirit, the company had a historical year of growth. In 2020, Clipper was the sole recipient of the “Burger King Supplier of the Year” award for North America - another example of Hu’s leadership, committed to doing. This continued to show their commitment and their ability to do whatever it takes to satisfy their customers.
You can read more about Lina’s journey to Entrepreneur Of The Year and her leadership of Clipper here.
As a Greater Los Angeles award winner, Lina will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- J.W. Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International Inc.
- Jessica Alba, Christopher Gavigan, Sean Kane and Brian Lee of The Honest Company
- Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia
- Benjamin Nazarian and Dr. Jason Wersland of Therabody
- John V. Shields of Trader Joe’s Company
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.
- Brian Niccol of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
- James Park of Fitbit
About Clipper Corporation
Founded in 1994 by award-winning entrepreneur Lina Hu, Clipper Corporation is recognized as a leading global distributor and manufacturer of uniforms and corporate apparel under its Clipper brand, as well as restaurant supplies for national and global chains, including Burger King, Yum Brands, and Darden Restaurants, among others. Clipper specializes in bringing its customers creative solutions along with high quality products. In addition, Clipper is the exclusive licensee for Viking® housewares. Viking has chosen Clipper as their culinary partner based on Clipper’s experience, core strengths, and results driven philosophy. Clipper Corporation is a WBE and MBE certified woman-owned and minority-owned business.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.
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