EY has named Jonathan Jones of Jones Companies the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Diversified and Industrial Products category in the Gulf Coast Area.
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Founded in 1949, the Columbia-based Jones Companies consists of 12 privately owned entities including construction mat leasing, pipeline pipe logistics, pipe traceability software, portable refrigerated storage equipment, paper and plastics recycling, mobile fuel management, as well as other products and services that support power line and pipeline companies.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities.
As a Gulf Coast Area award winner, Jones is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories will be announced in November.
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