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Kateeva President & Co-Founder Dr. Conor Madigan Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Finalist in Northern California
Menlo Park, Calif., May 7, 2015 – Kateeva is proud to announce that President and Co-Founder, Dr. Conor Madigan, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Northern California Region.
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Madigan was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11th at the Fairmont San Francisco hotel.
Madigan co-founded Kateeva in 2008. His vision was to bring to market a superior mass-production equipment solution for OLED displays, building on his 10 years of research into printing technologies for OLED manufacturing. Today, Kateeva’s YIELDjet platform has established the company as an industry leader. Developed by the Kateeva team, the platform uses innovative inkjet printing to volume-produce flexible and large-size OLEDs. It’s a breakthrough production equipment technology that’s helping to transform consumer electronics products — enabling cost-effective devices that are thinner, lighter, curved, and even foldable.
“It’s a terrific honor to be recognized alongside individuals who are driving some of today’s most exciting innovations,” said Madigan. “But I must share this honor with the brilliant staff at Kateeva. As entrepreneurs, we can certainly create the initial spark and fan the flame, but it takes a superb team to bring a revolutionary technology from the lab to the market with a successful product. Today’s accolade is a tribute to their efforts as well.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, 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 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Northern California, sponsors also include King & Spalding, Merrill Datasite, Olmstead Williams Communications, Scherzer International, SmartBusiness and SolomonEdwards.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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About Kateeva, Inc.
Kateeva makes breakthrough production equipment for manufacturers of advanced electronics technologies. The company has pioneered a precision deposition technology platform that uses innovative inkjet printing to deposit coatings on complex applications with blinding speed and superb accuracy. Kateeva’s YIELDjet™ manufacturing equipment solution enables cost-effective mass production of OLED displays. Today, the company’s YIELDjet™ FLEX system leads the market for flexible OLED mass production. Kateeva is headquartered in Silicon Valley, maintains operations in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China, and is backed by leading Venture Capital firms and other investors. www.kateeva.com.
YIELDjet is a trademark of Kateeva, Inc.
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