IRVINE, Calif. (June 23, 2017)—Aspen Medical Products, a provider of spinal braces, is proud to announce that Founder and CEO Dan Williamson won the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in Orange County.

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their employees, business and community. After going through a vigorous vetting and judging process, Williamson was one of 18 finalists honored Friday, June 16, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. At the end of the special evening, Williamson was named the Entrepreneur Of The Year under the Healthcare & Community category.

“I share this award with the whole team at Aspen Medical Products. Without the hard work and dedication of these talented men and women, I would not be here today and—more importantly—we would not be able to improve the millions of lives through our innovative spinal bracing products,” said Williamson, who attended the gala with his family, including his wife, son and four daughters. They were also joined by members of his team at Aspen.

Aspen Medical Products is recognized across the globe, having secured more than 50 patents for its spinal bracing technology that reduces pain and increases strength, flexibility and stability in patients with spinal deficiencies. The products produced by Aspen Medical Products also provide back pain sufferers alternatives to surgical intervention or the use of often habit-forming opioid drugs.

While the company’s success is exceptional, its philanthropic endeavors in the community are equally impressive. Since 2000, Aspen Medical Products’ employees have supported the Challenged Athletes Foundation through donations, fundraising and volunteering. Since 2009, Aspen has been the title sponsor of the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge.

Now in its 31st year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and 60 countries throughout the world. It is Aspen Medical Products’ first time participating in the EY program; many companies that receive the top prize typically compete for a number of years prior to ultimately winning.

Williamson now moves on to the national competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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