Tom Heinold named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016


EY announces Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems President Tom Heinold named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016, Building and Home Décor Award winner in Ohio Valley

2016 marks 30 years of ingenuity in America


CINCINNATI, OH – June 10, 2016 – EY today announced that President Tom Heinold of Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems, LLC, one of the nation’s premier glazing and building façade contractors, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Building and Home Décor category in Ohio Valley. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Heinold was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati on June 9th 2016.


“I am honored to have been chosen for this prestigious award amongst such a highly talented group of nominees, and would like to thank my partner, Tim Hoh, and all of the Pioneer employees and business partners that work every day to make Pioneer a great place to build innovative projects, rewarding careers, and long-standing customer relationships.”  – Tom Heinold – President


Pioneer is your value-added partner to design, fabricate and install innovative, high quality unitized curtain wall and custom building facades – on time every time. At Pioneer, we partner to deliver Value. Our key partners include the General Contractor, Architect, and Owner. As partners, we work together, as a team, collaborating to design and deliver the most compelling exterior façade to meet the owner’s needs and desires. We strive to develop these partnerships early in a project lifecycle to take advantage of all the benefits associated with strong teamwork. Founded in 1999, Pioneer is proud to grow our employees, provide a quality product, and grow our business based on reputational excellence and quality in all that we do.


Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.

As an Ohio Valley award winner, Tom Heinold is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.  The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.