Eve Yen, of Diamond Wipes International, a Western US manufacturer of wet wipes, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the manufacturing category in Orange County, CA. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“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 US. 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.
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.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, FDA- and EPA -registered Diamond Wipes supplies wet wipes to major restaurant chains through leading food service 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.