Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Founder, President and CEO, Dr. Thompson Lin Wins 2016 Technology Category EY Entrepreneur of the Year® for the Gulf Coast Area
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.
"I'm very humbled to have been awarded this great honor. Entrepreneurship is centered on building and developing a great team, and AOI's team is second-to-none in our industry. I'm very proud to have the opportunity to lead such an outstanding group of over 2,700 talented and dedicated AOI employees who strive every day to develop innovative products that define and shape the technology industry."
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
As a Gulf Coast Area award winner,
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