W. Michael Jarrett Named Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award Winner in Northeast Ohio

Posted by Jarrett on Jun 28, 2017 9:14:00 AM

News Release

Contact: Matt Wagner

Company: Jarrett Logistics Systems

Tel: (800) 872-1622


For Immediate Release

Mike_Jarrett_Wins_EY_Award_2017EY announces W. Michael Jarrett of Jarrett Logistics Systems named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award winner in Northeast Ohio

Michael Jarrett joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs in Distribution and Manufacturing

Orrville, OH 6/28/17 – EY today announced that President Michael Jarrett of Jarrett Logistics Systems (JLS), received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Distribution and Manufacturing category in Northeast Ohio. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Michael Jarrett was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 22 at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland hotel.

“It is a great honor to be the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Distribution and Manufacturing category.  This award is a testament to our employees for all of their hard work and commitment to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations.  Although this is an individual award, Jarrett Logistics Systems’ success is truly a team effort.” 

In the past, EY has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and James Park of Fitbit. Now in its 31st year, Entrepreneur Of The Year has grown to more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide.

As a Northeast Ohio award winner, Jarrett is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 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 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 800.872.1622.  

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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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