The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum has named Robert Workman, founder and chairman of Goal Zero, as Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
The annual event recognizes Utah companies and leaders for innovation, business growth and contributions to the entrepreneurial community. Workman was recognized for pioneering a new approach to humanitarian work by providing innovative tools that serve a social purpose.
After 30 years as owner of Provo Craft and Novelty Inc., Workman founded Goal Zero, a renewable energy company which delivers dependable, socially responsible and eco-friendly portable power. He also created TIFIE Humanitarian to supply and teach the use of renewable solar energy technologies to under-served communities globally.