At a June 27 gala, Ernst & Young announced the winners of its 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year competition for Northeast Ohio. The black-tie event was held at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown and is considered one of the region’s most significant gatherings of business, civic and community leaders.

As EOY’s regional and national winner for manufacturing and distribution in 2012, Magnus president and CEO Eric Lofquist judged this year’s local contest. He has also been selected to help officiate the national EOY competition from 2014 to 2016.

Known as the world’s most prestigious business award, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been celebrating extraordinary performance since 1986. Today, the competition has expanded to more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries. This year, in excess of 1,600 total entries were received, more than 90 of which were from Northeast Ohio.