SOURCE: ComRent International
OWINGS, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - ComRent, the leading provider of load bank rentals and service, today announced that Founder and CEO, Clayton Taylor, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 program in Maryland. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and experience, as well as extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 28th, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries around the world. Clayton Taylor, ComRent Founder and CEO, underscores why his company was nominated.
"Before mission-critical facilities such as data centers, wind farms and nuclear power plants come on line, they must be fully tested to identify potential power and performance issues," Clayton said. "In many cases, connecting the facilities to the local power grid for testing is not an option. To alleviate this problem, ComRent provides self-contained, electrical and thermal load banks that produce expected power loads, and fully test facilities without compromising local power sources. We're proud to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to these important initiatives."
After starting ComRent in 1997 with just one employee, Clay has led ComRent through continuous year-over-year growth that now includes 20 operating locations with over 100 employees in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. ComRent has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for the past four years and has a lengthy customer list that includes leading global corporations.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Clay was recently featured on Leaders Portfolio, an interview show offered online and on the radio featuring in-studio interviews with business leaders focused on leadership and their company story. The full interview is available at: http://leadersportfolio.com/archives/2586.
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About ComRent International
Since 1997, ComRent International has been providing Industrial Electrical professionals and facility engineers with reliable, electrical and thermal load banks, transformers, cables and switchgear to commission and test mission-critical electrical and mechanical systems in high-performance structures such as data centers, healthcare facilities, nuclear power plants, municipal wastewater treatment plants and commercial cruise ships. ComRent offers North America's largest inventory of load banks, transformers, switchgear and cables. Its load bank rental solutions and value-added consulting services help construction managers and facility engineers validate designs, installations, total system performance and even LEED compliance. With 20 global distribution centers strategically located across the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, ComRent makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively identify potential power and performance issues in these environments -- where uptime is paramount to continued operation. For more information, please visit www.ComRent.com.