Pelican Products has announced that President and CEO Lyndon Faulkner has won the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award (Greater Los Angeles region) in the distribution and manufacturing category. The award program recognises entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Faulkner was selected as a finalist with 21 other nominees by a panel of independent judges. Award winners were announced yesterday evening at a special gala event emceed by Fox News 11 reporter Christine Devine at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

“I am honored to be recognised with this prestigious award,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products. “I am extremely fortunate to be leading such a dynamic company as Pelican. It is a great highlight in my professional career. It is also a real testament to all the amazing employees around the world that are helping drive Pelican’s growth and success.” Pelican Products is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable LED lighting systems.

Throughout his career, Faulkner has been recognised in key senior executive roles and has driven billions in revenue to industry-shaping Fortune 100 companies that include Technicolor®/Nimbus CD International and the Microsoft® Corporation. This award program is recognising Lyndon for a second time as he was named EOY 1997 Entertainment Award Winner (Greater Washington region).

This year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program celebrates its 25th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognise business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. All regional honorees are invited to the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala hosted by Jay Leno on November 12, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.