The chief executive officer of Elkhart-based LCI Industries Inc. has received a major honor. Jason Lippert has been named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midwest region.

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas including innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Lippert is now in the running for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award.

Lippert says LCI plans to use the recognition and platform to talk to more businesses about the company’s creative approach to leadership, culture, community service initiatives and transformation.

"The energy and excitement we’re creating with our commitment to 200,000 hours of community service in 2018 by our 11,000 team members is amazing," Lippert said in a news release. "Our teams are gaining more and more momentum every day – it’s incredible to see the transformation of the Company from what it was just a few years ago."

The Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 National Awards will be presented at a November ceremony in California.

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