Unilife Chairman and CEO Alan Shortall Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Greater Philadelphia
Jun 15, 2015, 10:07 ET
YORK, Pa., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ: UNIS and ASX: UNS), a developer, manufacturer and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, announced that its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Alan Shortall, has been named the Ernst and Young ("EY") Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in Greater Philadelphia for Manufacturing and Transport.
The national and regional awards program, now in its 29th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success with their vision, leadership and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Shortall is now eligible for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Overall National Award winner for within the same category, as well as the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016.
Mr. Shortall said: "On behalf of Unilife and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I am humbled to have been named as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Philadelphia. I look forward to representing Unilife and our region at the National Awards when they are held in November. Unilife's success is centered upon our capacity to attract brilliant people who share a commitment to create game-changing products that can enhance and save people's lives. Receiving this honor in Greater Philadelphia is especially meaningful, as we selected Pennsylvania to be our home following a full national review of locations to establish a world-class business in the center of the life sciences industry."
Mr. Shortall founded Unilife in Australia in 2002, before leading its redomiciliation into a U.S.-based Company in 2009, shifting production from China to Pennsylvania and listing on NASDAQ in 2010. Since then, Unilife has rapidly expanded in size from approximately 40 to 280 staff, established a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in York, PA, an Innovation Center in King of Prussia, and signed long-term agreements with a multitude of pharmaceutical companies.
About Unilife Corporation
Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ:UNIS / ASX: UNS) is a U.S. based developer, manufacturer and commercial supplier of injectable drug delivery systems. Unilife's broad portfolio of proprietary technologies includes prefilled syringes with automatic needle retraction, drug reconstitution delivery systems, auto-injectors, wearable injectors, ocular delivery systems and novel systems. Each of these innovative and highly differentiated platforms can be customized to address specific customer, drug and patient requirements. Unilife's global headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in York, PA.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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