VIZIO CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year
July 25, 2011 By Jan Norman
William Wang, CEO of Irvine television maker Vizio, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics at Chapman University.
Wang launched Vizio in 2002 with two employees and $600,000. Wang made the company profitable with extremely lean operations and key retail partnerships. Under his leadership Vizio has become the first American brand in more than 10 years to lead the U.S. in LCD HDTV sales.
“Wang’s dedication to value and his focus on customer service has led VIZIO to the top of the HDTV industry,” said Richard Sudek, director of the Leatherby Center. “It is due to his impactful presence and success as an Orange County entrepreneur that we chose to recognize him this year.”
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