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Michael Cardone, Jr. is EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Philadelphia, PA (June 13, 2014) - EY announces CARDONE Industries Owner and Chief Strategy Officer Michael Cardone, Jr. is EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Award recognizes leaders with a long-standing reputation for entrepreneurial excellence

6/13/2014 12:00 PM


PHILADELPHIA, (June 13, 2014) – EY today announced that Michael Cardone Jr., Owner and Chief Strategy Officer of CARDONE Industries, a leading producer of new and remanufactured auto parts, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Philadelphia region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Cardone was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 12, 2014.

“It is with great pleasure that I accept this award on behalf of all those who have helped make CARDONE a champion of innovation,” said Michael Cardone. “Growing this business from a single room to over 6000 employees in several countries was no easy task, and I owe my sincere gratitude to the employees of CARDONE Industries for their tireless efforts to grow our business.”

Michael Cardone, Jr. is Owner and Chief Strategy Officer of CARDONE Industries, Inc., a global supplier of automotive products with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa.  Michael co-founded CARDONE Industries with his late father, Michael Cardone, Sr., in 1970. Today, this family business, spanning three generations, is the largest family-owned remanufacturer of automotive parts in the world.  Cardone has received numerous awards for his achievements over the years, including the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) Automotive Leader of the Year Award, 2001 and Automotive Hall of Fame Young Leadership and Excellence award, 1982, among others.

Cardone is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1970 and honorary doctor of laws in 1988. He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and business events.

Now in its 28th year, the awards program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In the Philadelphia region, sponsors include PNC Bank, Parente Beard, Solomon Edwards, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan Lewis, Pepper Hamilton, MFP Strategies, NSM Insurance Group, Murray Devine, Merrill Corporation, the Philadelphia Business Journal and Simkiss.

About CARDONE Industries

CARDONE Industries, Inc., founded in 1970, is a leading supplier of automotive replacement parts with 6,000 employees across the USA, Canada and Mexico. In its commitment to deliver the right parts at the right time to its customers, CARDONE offers a full spectrum of products and services, including more than 80 remanufactured and new product lines. CARDONE’s business is built on environmental sustainability, where millions of used parts are remanufactured and repurposed every year — to O.E. or better performance.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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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