Van Miller named Entrepreneur of the Year
WATERLOO, Iowa – Van Miller, CEO and founder of The VGM Group, has been chosen as one of nine EY Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Upper Midwest. “I owe it all to the associates,” Miller said of VGM’s 630-plus employees, who own the company through an ESOP. The entrepreneurs, who are chosen by an independent judging panel, are eligible for national recognition in November. While Miller is quick to credit his associates, he deserves kudos, too, says Jim Walsh, president and general counsel of VGM, and one of its original investors. “His consummate skill in managing talent and making hard decisions is evident to all who know him,” he said.