“Being named Entrepreneur Of The Year in the manufacturing category is truly humbling, however this award wouldn’t have been possible without the endless dedication of the Diamond Wipes employees,” said Yen. “For the past 20 years, our relentless commitment and passion for assessing our client’s needs, has earned us worldwide recognition as one of the most respected names in wipes product manufacturing.”
Since 1994, Diamond Wipes International, Inc. has established itself as the original manufacturer of hot and cold disposable wet wipes in the United States. Throughout the past two decades, the brand has grown from a small restaurant wipe supplier to become the largest consumer and industrial wet wipes manufacturer on the West Coast.
Now in its 28th year, the EY program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis (http://www.prologis.com/
As an Orange County award winner, Yen is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Orange County, regional sponsors include Marsh Insurance, Union Bank, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Cresa, Merrill DataSite, Scherzer Investigations, Smart Business magazine, and HKA Marketing Communications.
About Diamond Wipes International
Diamond Wipes International is the leading Western U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. Established in 1994, FDA and EPA registered Diamond Wipes supplies wet wipes to major restaurant chains through leading foodservice distributors. Diamond Wipes also specializes in wet wipe manufacturing and contract filling for beauty and personal care, healthcare, hospitality, household, janitorial and sanitation, and CPG industries.
In 2012, Diamond Wipes completed construction of its 3,360-panel solar power system, designed to generate over 548,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually for its Southern California manufacturing headquarters. The clean renewable energy delivers approximately 86 percent of electricity required to operate its California plant. Diamond Wipes is a certified EPA Green Power Partner, meeting EPA requirements on using a more sustainable form of energy. The company also holds FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council™) and Rainforest Alliance certifications, demonstrating its commitment to more responsible management of world’s forestry resources. WBENC and WOSB certified. For more information, please visit www.DiamondWipes.com or visit Diamond Wipes on Twitter (https://twitter.com/
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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