MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 1, 2019 – Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP)
(“Inspire”), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of
innovative and minimally invasive solutions for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (“OSA”),
announced today that EY has named Tim Herbert, President and Chief Executive Office of
Inspire Medical Systems, Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 in the Heartland. The award recognizes
entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal
commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Herbert was selected by an independent
panel of judges, and the award was presented on June 27, 2019, in Minneapolis.
“It is a great honor to be selected for this award. Bringing Inspire therapy to OSA patients has
been my focus for over 20 years. The continued accelerated growth of Inspire is exciting to be a
part of, but we will never lose sight of what is most important, which is that every patient counts”
said Mr. Herbert. “I would like to thank my team at Inspire, my many mentors through the years,
Inspire’s board members, and, most importantly, my wife and children. Without all of their
support, Inspire wouldn’t be where it is today.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline
have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on
As a Heartland award winner, Mr. Herbert is now eligible for consideration for the 2019 National
Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year
National Overall Award winner, will be announced in Palm Springs, California, on November 16,
2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®. For more
information about EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®, please visit ey.com/eoy.
About Inspire Medical Systems
Inspire is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of
innovative and minimally invasive solutions for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Inspire’s
proprietary Inspire therapy is the first and only FDA-approved neurostimulation technology that
provides a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
For additional information about Inspire, please visit www.inspiresleep.com.
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