AIT Worldwide Logistics’ Vaughn Moore named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest
Published on: Jun 22, 2023
Regional award places Moore in national competition, celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
ITASCA, IL (June 22, 2023) – During a celebration ceremony in Chicago last night, Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced AIT’s Executive Chairman and CEO, Vaughn Moore, as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Midwest Award winner. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
"I’m honored to receive this award from EY,” Moore said. “It’s an achievement I’ll treasure and share with all AIT teammates. Whether AIT is growing our business around the world, giving back to the communities where we live and work, or leading the way on sustainability in logistics, teamwork is what drives our success.”
In 2012, Moore became an owner of AIT after leading his team of Executive Vice Presidents in a successful leveraged buyout of the company. Since that time, Moore initiated an incredible growth ride highlighted by expansion across Asia, Europe and North America. Under his leadership and successful strategic growth plans, AIT’s annual revenue is more than $2.5 billion today—an increase of 800%.
Moore has also led the way on AIT’s values-based approach to both service and corporate sustainability, with an aim to create better living and working conditions through initiatives addressing environmental, social and governance disciplines. For example, as a signatory of The Climate Pledge, AIT launched an ambitious initiative to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2035.
An independent panel of judges first selected Moore as one of 35 finalists, then as a Midwest region winner. Judges evaluate entrepreneurs based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other contributions and attributes.
Moore and his fellow regional winners will next be considered by the national judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at EY’s annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.
Since its inception in 1986, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs in more than 60 countries. Learn more at ey.com/en_us/entrepreneur-of-the-year-us.