EY Announces Apex CEO, Kent Savage, Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award Winner

by | Jun 19, 2017 | Press Releases

Savage Recognized by Ohio Valley Region for Global Impact of Technology Innovations

Kent Savage holding EOY Award

June 19, 2017 – EY has announced that Kent Savage, founder and CEO of Apex Supply Chain Technologies® is the winner of an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award in the Ohio Valley region.

Savage was recognized in the award’s Supply Chain Software category and is one of 12 Ohio Valley finalists selected by a panel of independent judges to receive this honor.

The awards program, which is in its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The 28 finalists competing for the Ohio Valley Region’s awards collectively generated more than $1.4B of revenue in 2016 and employed more than 10,000 people.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award acknowledges that Savage’s ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven the success of Apex, transformed the automated dispensing industry and made a positive impact on companies around the world.

“It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of the extraordinary team at Apex,” said Savage. “This honor is a testament to their unflagging efforts and their innovations as we drive the widespread application and adoption of this technology.”

Apex is a growing and dynamic global businesses operating in its 11th year. However, Savage received the first automated dispensing technology patent in 1993. This milestone launched an industry that today boasts nearly 200,000 devices deployed around the world for tens of thousands of companies.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies is the world’s leading provider of automated dispensing solutions for use in a variety of applications and industries. Its devices track billions of transactions to help its customers manage, track and control operational processes. With world headquarters in Mason, Ohio, Apex has offices in Australia, Germany, Poland, the UK and Latin America. Visit for more information.

About Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. 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 recognizes winners through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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