Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Family Business Category in the Northeast Ohio region. Vitamix is a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer of high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. Jodi Berg's great grandfather founded the company in 1921.
The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Berg took over leadership of Vitamix’s household division in 2002. She recognized that the company had a new growth opportunity as people more widely recognized a link between health and whole-food nutrition. Berg instituted changes at the company to prepare it for this opportunity, leading to a period of significant company growth.
As a Northeast Ohio award winner, Berg is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 national program, with winners announced in November 2014.
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