The annual Orange County Entrepreneur of the Year awards banquet is scheduled this year for June 15. Founded by accounting firm Ernst & Young, the event honors successful entrepreneurs selected by a panel of local business leaders--including Dennis Aigner, dean of UCI’s Graduate School of Management; Louis A. Delmonico, PDS Engineering chairman and chief executive; and Barbara Kamm, Silicon Valley Bank senior vice president.
Among the 22 finalists are Robert Kleist, president of Irvine computer maker Printronix; Winston Quang Hai Luu, president of Computer Products Center in Irvine; and Robert, William and Richard Roper, co-founders of Fullerton-based Ropak Corp.
The banquet will take place at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Tickets are $85 per person. To make reservations, call (714) 252-2322.