Lake Mary exec wins Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Lake Mary exec wins Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Mark Montgomery, president and chief executive officer of Axium Healthcare Pharmacy Inc. ofLake Mary, was the sole Central Floridian to receive a state-level Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Thursday night from Ernst & Young LLP, the U.S. arm of one of the world’s Big Four accounting firms.

Montgomery, whose specialty pharmaceutical company provides injectable and oral brand-name products and compounded products to health providers, won in the annual award program’s health-care category.

Montgomery joined Axium in 2003 as vice president and general manager, overseeing the company’s daily operations. He was promoted to president in 2005. Last year, after receiving state and local tax breaks, the company announced plans to add 90 employees over three years to an existing work force of about 100 people.

Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year winners are eligible for the program’s national awards, which will be announced in November.

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