AURORA, Ohio, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PartsSource, the nation's leading supplier of replacement medical repair parts for hospital equipment, has been named the inaugural winner of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce's "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for 2009. PartsSource was chosen as the #1 company by the Ohio Chamber out of over 350 nominations statewide. Each of Ohio's local Chamber of Commerce associations was asked to submit a company for consideration and PartsSource was announced as the winner at a gala event in Ohio's state capital.
"This is an extremely prestigious award and one we are very proud to have won," said President & CEO A. Ray Dalton. "Ohio is a great place to both live and work and we believe there isn't a better state in the country for PartsSource to grow in," Dalton continued. "I look forward to providing whatever help is asked of me both personally and professionally to help other Ohio companies enjoy the same success as PartsSource and I offered my assistance directly to Governor Strickland to do just that."
PartsSource has been the recipient of multiple local, regional and national awards for growth, community service and profitability over the past seven years. PartsSource was ranked the #1 company in Northern Ohio on the prestigious Weatherhead 100 for 2006 in addition to being placed on the Inc Magazine 500 in 2006 and 2007. President and CEO A Ray Dalton was given the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young for 2004 and also published his inspirational autobiography; "Proceed with Confidence" in 2005.
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