MAUMEE, OHIO, US — Pat Bowe, president and chief executive officer of The Andersons, Inc., has been named an Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award finalist by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US). 

In its 37th year, Entrepreneur of the Year is a preeminent competitive business award for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world for all. 

Bowe was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“What an honor to be recognized as a finalist by Ernst & Young, especially as the CEO of a company with over 75 years of rich history,” Bowe said. “It’s a testament to the unwavering commitment, adaptability, and entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our legacy, as innovation knows no bounds of time. Since joining The Andersons in 2015, I have remained committed to our company culture and embracing the past while taking the steps necessary to shape its future.”

Based in Maumee, Ohio, US, The Andersons is a diverse agribusiness in the commodity merchandising, renewables and plant nutrient sectors. Bowe has more than 40 years of experience in the agricultural sector, including nearly eight years at The Andersons, with an extensive leadership background in commodity and futures trading, acquisitions and joint ventures, process improvement, strategic sourcing, capital management, and establishing and maintaining strong customer relationships.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 21 and will then be considered by the national judges for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner then competes for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in June 2024.

Ernst & Young provides audit, consulting, tax, business risk, technology and security risk services, and human capital services worldwide. The Entrepreneur of the Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the United States since its inception in 1986 and has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.