Novus International Inc. President and CEO Thad Simons has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Bioscience Award in the Central Midwest region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses, according to Ernst & Young.

Novus has grown from 300 to more than 800 employees globally with sales approaching $1 billion. Based in St. Louis, Novus creates science-based health and nutrition solutions for the poultry, swine, dairy, beef, aquaculture, companion animal and human markets.