eScreen's Dr. Murray Lappe and Robert Thompson Named Winners of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Central Midwest Award

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Technology Category

Overland Park, KS – June 13, 2011

eScreen today announced that Dr. Murray Lappe and Robert Thompson have received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Central Midwest Award in the Technology category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Lappe and Mr. Thompson were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS on June 7, 2011.

Dr. Murray Lappe said, “It was a great honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young. But it was through the combined efforts of all of my colleagues that made this possible. I'm looking forward to helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams.”

eScreen President and CEO Robert Thompson stated, “This award is the result of years of hard work on the part of the entire eScreen team, delivering value to clients every day through technology and a commitment to customer service in all we do.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year's national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As the Central Midwest Award winners, Lappe and Thompson are now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In the Central Midwest, sponsors include Smart Business magazine and Enterprise Bank & Trust. Locally, the program is sponsored by Lockton Companies, Inc., Faegre & Benson LLP, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Armstrong Teasdale LLP and Common Ground Public Relations.

About eScreen, Inc.

eScreen is a technology-driven services firm that specializes in drug-screening and employee health products and services. The company set itself apart early on when it created the only FDA-cleared instant drug test. That revolutionary development, the eReader®, is eScreen's exclusive, instrumented, 15-minute, negative urine drug-screening device. The eReader set the standard for the entire drug-testing industry. It also set the stage for the wide range of innovative products and services the company offers today. These include eScreen123™, the first paperless chain-of-custody form; and MyeScreen™, the industry-leading web-based result reporting and program management software.

The company's newest product, ePhysical™, is a DOT-compliant digital physical-exam form. Together with eScreen's medical review services and driver-qualification file management, ePhysical represents a major step forward in driver-qualification program compliance.

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Murray Lappe and located in Overland Park, Kan., eScreen is the largest Third-Party Administrator (TPA) of Drug Free Workplace programs in the United States. In that role, the company processes millions of corporate-data transactions each year for employers of all sizes. For details on eScreen's integrated, electronic drug screening and other innovative workplace solutions, please visit

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

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