HARVEY, Ill. — Atkore Inc. announced that William (Bill) Waltz, President and CEO of Atkore Inc., was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award winner by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US). The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for leaders of high-growth companies.
Waltz was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
Waltz commented, “While I’m truly honored to be recognized for this distinction, the real credit belongs to our entire organization. From a board of directors who supports our strategic direction to a leadership team who is committed to achieving our mission, I am inspired by their collaborative approach and dedication to our values. In addition, our success is only made possible by the 5,000 Atkore employees globally who are dedicated to serving our customers — they are the true driving force of our company. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this team and the journey we’ve taken together over the years to transform our business, build on our successes and deliver long-term value for all our stakeholders.”
For nearly four decades, EY US has honored business leaders and entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.