Kim Kaplan, president and COO of K-Limited Carrier Ltd, was selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the industrial Services Category for Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Kaplan was honored June 9 at an awards dinner.
K-Limited is believed to be the largest known women-owned (Certified as a Women Business Enterprise) liquid bulk carrier in the United States, according to Ernst & Young officials. K-Limited is a Toledo OH-based chemical hauler with terminals in Detroit MI, Chicago IL, and Cincinnati OH.
When Kaplan was selected for the award she said: “I am extremely pleased that Ernst & Young and the judges found K-Limited and all it employees to be worthy of this recognition. Believe me, there will be some celebrating to be done! My husband, Dean and I recognize that our employees, our customers, vendors, and our business advisors have all contributed to the success of K-Limited, and we want to thank them all.”
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards program celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP EOY National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young EOY award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs CA on November 12.