LOUISVILLE, Ky. – ISCO Industries Chairman CEO Jimmy Kirchdorfer is one of four individuals that will be inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame (KEHOF) on Thursday, November 2 at the Central Bank Center with a reception and dinner as a member of the 2023 Class.
“I am truly humbled to be honored by the KEHOF,” Kirchdorfer noted.
“While I proudly accept this honor, it is on behalf of the incredible team members at ISCO that have continued to grow the company, coming into work every day with incredible focus, passion, and stewardship. Our team and our culture really drive our success.”
Kirchdorfer began his career at ISCO in the early 90s, working summers during college. In 1993, he became one of the first sales representatives for ISCO to live outside of Louisville, covering the Ohio and Michigan territories. With humble beginnings in a family hardware store, ISCO has seen tremendous growth over the years and has become a global leader in HDPE piping products. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as president for 10 years (2000-2010) and general manager from 1995-2000.
Jimmy currently serves on the boards of the First Tee of Louisville, Golf Course Builders Association of America Foundation, the Kentucky Golf Foundation, and the Catholic Education Foundation. He also serves as a Director for the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholar Foundation. He is a member of Impetus for a Better Louisville, the Young Presidents Organization, and the St. Xavier High School X-Effect cabinet.
In June 2022, along with three other partners, Jimmy purchased Valhalla Golf Club. He also serves as the General Chairman of the 2024 PGA Championship.
He was named Ernst & Young 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Kentucky/Ohio region, named one of the Most Admired CEOs by Louisville Business First Magazine in 2019, received the 2020 J.W. Janes award for his contribution to the growth of amateur golf in Kentucky, was named an honoree by the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville during their Salute to Catholic School Alumni event in 2021, as well inducted into the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame 2021 class.
The new inductees were announced by Awesome Inc, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation. The Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame celebrates the stories of Kentucky’s most successful entrepreneurs, with a mission to raise awareness around the impact entrepreneurship has made in the Commonwealth and to encourage others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors.
ISCO Industries is a global, customized, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping, long-term solutions provider. Stocking and selling a wide variety of piping materials, ISCO provides solutions for irrigation, canal enclosure, landfill, gas distribution, district energy, mining, geothermal, power generation, oil and gas, municipal, marine, culvert rehab, or any other project. ISCO is family-owned, with more than 35 facilities in the United States and Canada and over 60 years of experience in the industry. ISCO offers custom fabrication, design support, estimating take-offs, in-house CAD drawings, technical support, installation, fusion equipment rental and sales, and certified training.
2023 Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees:
Founder & Co-Owner | HJI Supply Chain Solutions
Chairman & CEO | ISCO Industries, Inc.
Founder | Kona Ice
Founder | Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee
President & Founder | Fabulous Furs
2023 Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Emerging Entrepreneurs:
Co-Founder & COO | Forecastr
Co-Founder & CEO | Forecastr
Founder & CEO | Leadrilla (powered by SalesRiver)
CEO | Cartoonize My Pet