ASHTABULA, OH – Chromaflo Technologies Corp.’s President and CEO Scott Becker has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Distribution & Manufacturing category in northeast Ohio. 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. An independent panel of judges selected Becker. The award was presented at a special gala event at the Cleveland Convention Center on June 26, 2014.

"It's an honor to be recognized, but this award really symbolizes the willingness of our employees, investors and lenders to support the vision of being the premier global supplier of colorant technologies," said Becker. 

The EY program, now in its 28th year, has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Co., Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent U.S. 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 a Northeast Ohio award winner, Scott Becker 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, CA, on November 15, 2014.

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 Northeast Ohio, sponsors include Oswald Companies, PNC, Action Management Services,  Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, McDonald Hopkins LLC, SS&G Inc., Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Benesch, Consolidated Graphics, Empire Valuation Consultants, Inglewood & Associates LLC, Scherzer International and Stout Risius Ross

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