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Bob Moore, chairman and chief executive officer of Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, based in Orlando, FL, was named by Ernst & Young as Florida's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging industries category.

A veteran of the pallet industry, Mr. Moore founded iGPS in 2006 in Orlando with a goal to create the world's first pallet rental service providing shippers and receivers with all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags. In just four years, iGPS has made an impact on the supply chain and now counts among its customers many of the world’s more respected and environmentally responsible companies.

"I am grateful to receive this honor from Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year," Mr. Moore said in a press release. “I also am grateful to the members of the North American supply chain who have embraced our technology and contributed to our success. Together, we are keeping the foods and products we ship and buy every day out of harm’s way. But without the commitment of each and every iGPS employee, we would not be able to deliver the safest and most environmentally responsible pallet to the market. To each of them, I once again express my appreciation.”

Mr. Moore was presented with the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award June 10 at a black-tie gala ceremony at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. As Entrepreneur of the Year, he will now compete in the Ernst & Young national competition in November in Palm Springs, CA.