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Advanced Innovations CEO Shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year Award
May 18, 2010 (01:05 PM EDT)

LIMERICK, Ireland, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Innovations, a world leader in the creation and orchestration of global supply chain networks that design, build and deliver electronic products for its customers, today announced that its CEO, Robert O'Donnell has been shortlisted for the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. The company's innovative business model has delivered rapid growth – 300 percent over the past five years – in the UK, the US and China, where it has its Asian operations centre in Shenzhen. Robert has led its transformation from local Irish contract manufacturer into an agile, global competitor.

"Today's announcement is a fantastic recognition for everyone at Advanced Innovations who continue to work tirelessly to build a truly global company from a solid Irish foundation. This is a great endorsement of the way the people in it have grown and changed to combine solid operations with entrepreneurialism," said Robert O'Donnell. "It reflects the way fast growing customers like Promethean, itself a world leader in interactive learning technologies see Advanced Innovations – as a partner in growth. The program ahead is a tough one that will, I think, drive and inform our growth strategy for the coming years."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is part of a global recognition programme to identify, celebrate and support entrepreneurs. The scheme runs in more than 40 countries across six continents. The shortlist was selected from a competitive pool of over 120 business and individual entries received from across the island of Ireland.

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Further information: Simon O'Keeffe, +353 (87) 2513306,

SOURCE Advanced Innovations