Vistage Member Adam Feldman Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Award Winner in the New York Region

New York, NY, Thursday, June 18, 2013 – Special Materials Company, a global producer and marketer of specialty chemicals, today announced that its co-founder and CEO, Adam Feldman received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in New York.  Adam has been a Vistage member since 2010. The award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The award recipients were selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders and previous Entrepreneur of the Year award recipients.
"This award is an acknowledgment of the success of SMC. I want to thank Mark Silver and Kevin Huber, my partners, and the rest of the SMC family of employees and advisors who are responsible for our success. This award is outside confirmation of what we all know; that we are a unique special company." said Vistage member Adam Feldman.

As a New York award winner, Adam is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About the Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and 2012 winner Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Inc.

About Vistage International 
Founded in 1957, Vistage International, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading CEO peer advisory membership organization, serving more than 16,000 CEOs and senior executives in 15 countries. Vistage members participate in Chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries. Its renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and main street business issues since 2003.

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