Anvil Knitwear CEO Anthony Corsano Receives Honor
New York-based apparel manufacturer Anvil Knitwear announced CEO Anthony Corsano received the Metro New York Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur of The Year Award in the retail and consumer products category.
According to Ernst & Young, also based in New York, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Anthony Corsano was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Times Square Marriott Marquis on June 26.
“I’m honored to accept this prestigious award, which is the result of a collaborative effort of many,” said Corsano. “The entire family of Anvil employees worked tirelessly during the last three years to ensure a smooth transition through our restructuring, including the phenomenally successful launch of our AnvilOrganic line.” Corsano continued, “Our customers and suppliers believed what we were telling them, and more importantly, they believed in us. Without their support and belief, we could not have reached our goals. I’m proud to be recognized on behalf of Anvil, our customers and our suppliers.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionalness in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“Ernst & Young is pleased to honor outstanding business leaders,” said Joseph Capparelli, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for metro New York. “Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute a great deal to the communities around them. Their success helps our area grow stronger,” Capparelli added.
As a metro New York award winner, Anthony Corsano is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008.