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Special Materials Company, Co-founder and CEO, 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. This 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 CEO Adam Feldman.

As a New York award winner, Mr. Feldman 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.

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 Special Materials Company
SMC, formed in 1996, and headquartered in New York City, is a global specialty chemical company serving global markets in agriculture, energy, paint and coatings, paper, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and intermediates. Currently, SMC has ownership of 3 factories in China, and one factory in the United States with several logistics distribution centers across the globe. It was recently named to the ICIS top 100 Global Chemical Distributors list.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.


 Special materials Company
 NY Specialty Chemicals
 Entrepreneur of The Year
 Adam Feldman
 SMC Chief Executive

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