University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Columbus client, Kevin Boykin, CEO of Path-Tec LLC in Midland, Georgia, has been named the 2017 Georgia Small Business Person of the Year.

“It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the 54 winners from across the U.S. and its territories,” U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator, Linda McMahon said.

“These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.”

Kevin Boykin, Founder and CEO, PathTec

Path-Tec is a medical logistics company that specializes in the packaging, transport and tracking of laboratory specimens. Kevin Boykin, an air force veteran, founded the company in 2005 in a cramped rental storage unit. Today, Path-Tec owns a 130,000 square-foot facility and employs more than 150 workers.

All of the Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C on April 30 – May 1 where they will be honored with their individual award along with recognition of the three runners-up and the naming of the 2017 National Small Business Person of the Year.

This isn’t Path-Tec’s first national recognition though. In 2012, Inc. Magazine ranked PathTec NO. 1065 ( on its sixth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastestgrowing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list. PathTec joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani,, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“It is an honor for PathTec to be recognized within the Inc. 5000 list for 2012. PathTec has a dedicated team of professionals that deliver the most consistent service to our clients each and every day, which is the basis for our growth.” -Kevin Boykin, Founder and CEO, PathTec

In 2015, PathTec was also recognized as one of the 2015 top 40 fastest growing middlemarket companies in the state of Georgia. The award is given yearly by ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth.

PathTec, founded in 2005, was recognized as a top 20 company among companies with revenues between $15 million and $60 million.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Georgia Fast 40 Award company,” said Kevin Boykin, CEO and founder of PathTec.

“Our business is growing dramatically, and I see this honor as validation of our team’s hard work and mission to become the single choice for laboratories in providing products and services to collect, transport and track clinical samples.”

PathTec delivers a broad set of client supply, logistics and technology solutions that help labs reduce costs, increase client service levels and improve overall operational efficiency. PathTec
solutions can include product and brand management, inventory management, courier and carrier management, supply and specimen logistics and comprehensive client management technology.

“PathTec follows the perfect formula for rapid, sustained growth. They have a solid business model, a solution that delivers significant and quantifiable value and a team that has proven their ability to execute.” -Dan Bauer, ACG Atlanta President