Dan Williamson, founder and CEO of Irvine, Calif-based Aspen Medical Products, has been named a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Awards in the Orange County Region.

The EY program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities and 60 countries around the world, who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Williamson is one of 15 finalists for the award, which will be presented during a special gala event on June 16 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

Regional winners are then eligible to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year National Award, which will be presented during a gala in Palm Springs, Calif, on November 18.

This is Aspen Medical Products’ first time participating in the EY program.

“Being named a finalist in this competition is an incredible accomplishment for everyone at Aspen Medical Products. We are very much a family and we all share equally in the success of our company,” says Williamson, in a media release.

“I founded this company with the goal of making people’s lives better and this goal could not have been achieved without the dedication of the entire Aspen family,” he adds.

Aspen Medical Products designs, develops, and markets upper and lower spinal orthotics.

[Source: Aspen Medical Products]