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Insight Technology's Solinsky Named
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009

President of Insight Technology named winner in Distribution & Manufacturing Category

Insight Technology, Inc. Press Release - 12/8/2009

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Insight Technology, Inc.

Insight Technology, Inc.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. - Ken Solinsky, President of Insight Technology Incorporated, was named the national winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the Distribution and Manufacturing category. Ernst & Young's program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have built and lead dynamic, high-growth businesses on a regional, national and global level. Solinsky was selected as a national winner from more than 300 regional Entrepreneur Of The Year® winners in over 25 US cities.

"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Insight Technology began in the basement of our family home. Today Insight has 1200 employees and leads the world in the field of electro-optical systems. I share this award with all those devoted employees that not only helped us get to where we are today, but made sure we never let down our number one customer, the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and First Responders," Solinsky said.

Founded in 1988, privately held Insight Technology employs 1,200 people at three facilities in Londonderry, New Hampshire, making it one of the area's largest employers. Since its founding Insight Technology has experienced steady growth and today stands as the largest supplier of night vision and electro-optical systems to the U.S. Military as a well as a leading provider to federal, state and local law enforcement.

The national award winners were announced at an awards gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 14 in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young 2009 Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. This group of outstanding entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of business, community and academic leaders.

"The Entrepreneur Of The Year® award recognizes the importance of entrepreneurs," said Larry Haynes, Americas Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year®, Ernst & Young LLP. "Our economy depends on these entrepreneurs. They build businesses, support their local communities and drive innovation and development in the economy at large."

This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program celebrates its 23rd anniversary. Since 1986, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

For more information about the winners and how to get involved, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

About Insight Technology:

Insight Technology Incorporated is the leading developer and manufacturer of tactical laser aiming and illumination products, integrated sighting systems, and thermal imaging systems for use by consumers, law enforcement officers and military personnel. Founded in 1988, the company operates its state-of-the-art facility providing highly effective and innovative tactical devices for extreme environments, advancing the effectiveness of the warfighter and first responder. Internationally recognized as exceeding the quality standards of ISO 9001, Insight Technology is located in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information visit

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year®:

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

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