Cleankeys’ CEO Selected as Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Awards

EDMONTON, ALBERTA  (Profitable.com)  Randy Marsden, CEO of Cleankeys Inc., an Edmonton-based company revolutionizing the way medical professionals work, is proud to be selected as a finalist in the Prairies region for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Awards.

Recognized in the technology category, Cleankeys produces a one-wipe-clean wireless keyboard, which is quickly becoming the new global standard in keyboard infection control. Since launching its next generation keyboard in February 2010, sales have increased 295%, with online traffic expanding over 1,000%.

“It is an honour to be recognized as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award,” says Randy Marsden, CEO of Cleankeys Inc. “This incredible accolade is shared with all my hard-working and innovative colleagues who have helped make Cleankeys an internationally recognized leader in technological advancements for professionals in the healthcare industry.”

Marsden has pioneered specialized computing technologies for people with disabilities for more than two decades. Muhammad Ali and Christopher Reeve are two of the millions who have benefitted from Marsden’s products including the OnScreen keyboard available in Microsoft Windows. Reeve was full of praise, “The assistive technology provided is amazing in its ability to erase the boundaries of disability.” Marsden is also co-founder of Swype, the world record-breaking text-input software used in numerous smart phones.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Awards recognizes high-achieving entrepreneurs in Canada and around the world who drive growth, build communities and transform industries. The Canadian program is in its 17th year of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business.

The names of the Prairies winners will be announced at a gala banquet in Calgary on October 14, and the overall Prairies winner will represent the region at the national banquet in Toronto on November 17.

About Cleankeys

Cleankeys Inc. has been a world-leading designer and manufacturer of groundbreaking computer input solutions for over 20 years. Their head office is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company has won an Ingenuity CME Award, an Alberta Science and Technology Award for technological innovation and the American Dental Association Award for Best New Product. Cleankeys was also recently commended by the British Safety Industry Federation and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.