EY Announces John Poindexter of JB Poindexter & Co., Inc. as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Gulf South Award Winner

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that John B. Poindexter, Chairman of the Board & CEO, of JB Poindexter & Co., Inc. (JBPCO) was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Gulf South Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive awards program for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.

Mr. Poindexter was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs and other business leaders. Candidates were evaluated based on their ability to create long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to their purpose and the demonstration of growth and substantial impact, among other key indicators.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by EY as an Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf South Award winner. I am deeply humbled by this recognition. Over three decades ago, I transitioned from being an investor to a business owner, acquiring companies in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. What began as a series of strategic acquisitions has now grown into a leading enterprise in our industry. This is a testament to the dedication of our 9,500 team members and the trust of our partners and customers. We look forward to continuing our journey of growth and innovation," said Mr. Poindexter.

Today, JBPCO has grown from $40 million in 1994 to over $2.7 billion in annualized revenue, with more than 40 acquisitions. The company operates the largest number of commercial truck body and accessory manufacturing plants in North America, producing 65% of the country’s class five delivery market step vans, 50% of work truck bodies, and a significant portion of service bodies and truck caps.

As a Gulf South award winner, Mr. Poindexter is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 National Awards. The National Award winners, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2025.

Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs. They receive exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in more than 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, Cresa, Marsh USA, SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Gulf South, sponsors also include ADP, DLA Piper, Marsh McLennan Agency, vcfo, Big Picture Inc., and Pierpont Communications.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.

The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

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About JB Poindexter & Co., Inc.

JBPCO is a business enterprise that provides best-in-class commercial automotive and manufacturing goods and services. The company applies innovative operational and financial disciplines to truck and van bodies, pickup truck covers and accessories, industrial vehicle storage and shelving, funeral coaches, limousines, specialty industrial parts and expandable foam packaging. The portfolio of industry-leading business units includes Morgan Truck Body, LLC, Morgan Olson, LLC, The Reading Truck Group, LLC, MIC Group, LLC, EFP, LLC, Federal Eagle, LLC, Masterack, LLC, Truck Accessories Group, LLC d/b/a LEER Group, and JB Poindexter & Co., Inc. d/b/a EAVX. For more information, visit JBPoindexter.com or on LinkedIn.