Randy Marten, president & chairman of Mondovi, WI-based refrigerated carrier Marten Transport, Ltd., has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2005 in the Wisconsin region.
Marten Transport was one of seven Wisconsin companies whose leaders were recognized in the annual awards program this month for demonstrating the “passion and perseverance to turn a bright idea into a brilliant business,” said Ernst & Young, noting that nominees for the award must be a company owner or manager primarily responsible for the recent success or performance of the business. Award recipients are selected in a variety of industry-based categories in 31 regions by independent panels of judges.
Marten won in the transportation category for sustaining an unbroken record of revenue growth and winning national honors for its safety record, said Bob Smith, the carrier’s COO. “I think his selection says a great deal not only about his outstanding leadership, but about the people at Marten and the pride they take in their jobs and this company,” he said.