W. Michael Jarrett Named 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Posted by Jarrett on May 9, 2017 4:00:00 PM

News Release

Contact: Matt Wagner

Company: Jarrett Logistics Systems

Tel: 877.392.9811


For Immediate Release

Entrepreneur Of The YearEY announces W. Michael Jarrett of Jarrett Logistics Systems Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalist in Northeast Ohio!

Orrville, OH, 5/22/17 – EY recently announced that W. Michael Jarrett, President of Jarrett Logistics Systems is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Northeast Ohio region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Jarrett was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 22 at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland hotel.

Jarrett is the Founder and President of Jarrett Logistics Systems, the flagship brand in his corporate portfolio.  Jarrett is known for his entrepreneurial achievements as founder or co-founder of six highly successful companies located in Northeast Ohio.  JLS was formed by Jarrett’s desire to hold true to his values, his vision of meeting a need that was lacking in the marketplace and an interest in raising his family in Northeast Ohio.  Jarrett Logistics Systems, (JLS) is a company that specializes in transportation management services. JLS works with manufacturing companies, wholesalers and distributors who ship or receive product from all around the world.

Now in its 31st year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Northeast Ohio, sponsors also include PNC Bank, Smart Business, Howard & O’Brien Executive Search, Oswald Companies and Alliance Solutions Group.

About Jarrett Logistics Systems

Jarrett Logistics Systems (JLS), is a company that specializes in transportation management services for manufacturing companies, wholesalers and distributors who ship or receive products from all over the world. JLS service offerings can be broken down into five categories: Operational Excellence; Procurement; Technology; Freight Payment Services; and Business Intelligence. The JLS Routing Center has been the backbone of the operation and has transformed clients supply chains into a proactive, strategic advantage for their businesses.  JLS is headquartered in Orrville, OH with additional locations in Indianapolis, IN; Oklahoma City, OK; and Los Angeles, CA.  For more information about Jarrett Logistics Systems, visit, email, or call 877.392.9811. 

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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