Pictured is Andrew Allen with Sylvain Dominici, Florida Program Director (left) and Michael Pattillo, Florida Program Director (right) after the awards ceremony.
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — Andrew Allen, owner and Chief Executive Officer for Aerodyne Industries, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Florida Award winner in a celebration held at the Penthouse at Riverside Wharf in Miami on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders who have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their employees and communities. Since its inception in 1986, Ernst & Young has celebrated entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world. The Florida program celebrates entrepreneurs from Florida and Puerto Rico.
Allen will now be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year®National Awards, which will be announced in November.
Since day one, Allen has been the growth engine for Aerodyne, the highly successful firm he started at his dining room table in 2006. A Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, the company has many specialized aerospace certifications, is AS9100D certified, CMMI Level 3 Capable and administers high-level security clearances. The team is comprised of various engineering disciplines, Information Technology experts, Project Managers and multiple support functions.
Aerodyne has employees in ten states and supports eight NASA Centers, including NASA’s Artemis program, which is bound for the Moon and Mars.
“This prestigious honor is due to our most valuable asset, which is our people,” said Allen. “Our work is more than just a profession, it is our passion and we are proud to have the opportunity to make history for mankind in all of our endeavors.”
Inc. 5000 magazine recognized Aerodyne as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies in 2019 and 2020 and in 2021, Aerodyne was on the Regional list of fastest growing private companies in Florida. Aerodyne also received the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award in 2020 for their mentor-protégé relationship with Jacobs in support of the Missile Defense Agency.
Aerodyne is a company of choice for employees thanks to Allen’s inspirational leadership, compassionate policies and above market benefits that target employee well-being. He believes that by putting employees first, the numbers and objectives will fall into place.
“It is extremely fulfilling to be recognized as a successful entrepreneur when I have the opportunity to share it with such an outstanding team.”