Baltimore, MD, May 9th, 2017 – EY today announced that Erik Nachbahr, President and founder of Helion Automotive Technologies, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Maryland region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Nachbahr was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 28, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
"Being selected as a finalist for this prestigious award is a real honor," said Erik Nachbahr, President and Founder of Helion Automotive Technologies. "Like many entrepreneurs it took me years of hard work, perseverance and commitment to build a successful business. It's incredibly satisfying to be recognized and supported by peers in the business community and sponsors of this program."
Helion Automotive Technologies is an information technology (IT) managed services provider (MSP) specializing in retail automotive. Like many technology gurus, Erik started working alone and out of his basement. In 1997 his first automotive client was a Toyota dealer who hired him to fix several IT issues in his store. That dealer referred Erik to several other Toyota dealers, who in turn referred him to more dealers. Erik quickly recognized an opportunity in the retail automotive niche and formed Helion Automotive Technologies.
Today Helion services over 650 auto dealerships and 28,000 end users. The company handles an average 300 Help Desk calls every day and resolves more than 6,000 IT issues per month. In 2016 Helion expanded into the heavy-duty trucking industry with the addition of a client with 33 commercial truck dealerships.
Now in its 31st year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Maryland region, sponsors also include DLA Piper, PNC, Cushman & Wakefield, KELLY Benefit Strategies, Randstad Professionals, and the Baltimore Business Journal.
For more information contact Helion at 443-541-1500 or online at http://www.heliontechnologies.com.
About Helion Automotive Technologies
Helion...Putting Your Dealership in the FAST LANE! Helion Automotive Technologies is a leading IT solutions provider, providing auto dealers with faster, more efficient networks and secure data protection. From managed services to IT assistance and service desk help, Helion offers both short-term IT fixes and long-term planning so dealers can focus on what matters most: selling more cars. Helion has specialized in IT for more than twenty years and works with 650+ auto dealers nationwide. Dealers can request a free assessment of their IT needs at www.heliontechnologies.com.
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Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 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 celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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