Ernst & Young honors U.S. seafood exec
Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, Mass., has been named Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year New England region in the food and beverage category.
Blount was among the 13 winners honored during a reception at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on 15 June. The finalists were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners and private capital investors.
Other winners include: George Sakellaris, president and CEO of Ameresco; Richard Doyle, co-founder and CEO of Harpoon Brewery; Daniel Kenary, co-founder and president of HubSpot; Craig Wheeler, president and CEO Momenta Pharmaceuticals; Jeffery Burbank, CEO of NxStage Medical; Paul Brient, president and CEO of PatientKeeper; Theodore Werth, founder and CEO of PlumChoice; Beth Williams, president and CEO of Roxbury Technology Corp.; Yiannis Monovoukas, chairman, president and CEO of TEI Biosciences; Richard Schenkel, president and CEO of Unidine Corp.; and Michael Dubyak, chairman, president and CEO of Wright Express Corp.
Founded in 1880, Blount is a family-owned company. Its products include refrigerated and frozen seafood soups, sauces, dips and spreads for both foodservice and retail, as well as custom clam meat products and breaded seafood.
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It’s considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs.