PHILADELPHIA — USSC Group (USSC), a Dubin Clark portfolio company and manufacturer of safety, survivability and technology products for the mass transit, school bus, first responder and military markets, announced that its President and CEO, Joseph Mirabile, was recently awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019 for Security and Safety.
Considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes leaders who excel in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while transforming the world. Mirabile was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event in Philadelphia.
“I am honored to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award on behalf of our passionate and dedicated employees, as well as our talented management team. Our team works hard every day to solidify USSC’s unfaltering commitment to advance the safety, survivability, and technology that our customers deserve by creating innovative products that save lives,” Mirabile said.
USSC has experienced exponential growth and has received several notable accolades in 2019. USSC recently opened a new 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art headquarters, dedicated to worker safety and environmentally safe conditions, attaining the gold standard of an IOS 14001 environmental certification.
USSC also broke ground on an additional 200,000 square feet of modern world-class manufacturing space, to be opened in early 2020.
First-quarter acquisitions included Vista Brake Lock, a safety and security system designed to prevent the theft of emergency vehicles, and Child Check-Mate, a unique alarm system that helps school bus drivers ensure that all children have safely disembarked from their vehicle at the completion of each run. USSC has also helped champion legislation requiring fire suppression systems on all school buses.
In addition, USSC Group was named to Philly’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and certified as a Great Place to Work. USSC also received Smart Business Networks 2019 Dealmaker of the Year award at its annual Aspire Awards in Philadelphia on June 12, 2019. USSC plans to hire several hundred additional employees over the coming year.
About USSC Group
USSC Group is a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry. USSC designs and engineers world-class safety, survivability and technology products for commercial and military transport vehicles. The company’s portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives. USSC designs and builds specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles. Its revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more.
USSC’s four core proprietary brands include: UNITED STATES SEATING COMPANY—builds durable and ergonomically designed ADA securement seating systems for passengers and operators of buses, subways, and light-rail systems; VALOR FIRST RESPONDER SEATING—for fire trucks and emergency ambulance vehicles; FOGMAKER NORTH AMERICA—builds environmentally friendly and self-contained water mist fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces; and GLOBAL SEATING—manufactures high-quality military seats and complete soldier survivability restraint systems for military vehicles. For more information, please visit usscgroup.com and/or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
About Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential. The program recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, 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 145 cities in over 60 countries. ey.com/eoy