July 9, 2008
Rigdon wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Winner of the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award in the Offshore Marine Services category in the Houston and Gulf Coast Area is Larry Rigdon, CEO of Rigdon Marine, Inc, a Gulf of Mexico offshore energy support company recently acquired by GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Rigdon was selected by an independent panel of judges.
"I am honored to be recognized by Ernst & Young as the Houston and Gulf Coast Area Entrepreneur of the Year 2008. While I am being personally acknowledged with this prestigious award, it truly belongs to the men and women at our company who have met the enormous challenges of the marine services industry successfully through their commitment to excellence," said Mr. Rigdon.
"Ernst & Young is pleased to honor outstanding leaders such as Larry Rigdon," said Doug Bogart, Ernst & Young of the Year Program Director for the Houston and Gulf Coast Area. "Winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year award build leading businesses and contribute to a great deal to the communities around them. Their success helps our area grow stronger."
As a Houston and Gulf Coast award winner, Larry Rigdon 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 of the Year award winner, will be announced at an annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008.