Vomela CEO Named 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Vomela Specialty Company CEO Tom Auth is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 finalist in the Upper Midwest

May 30, 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota – Vomela Specialty Company today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Tom Auth, has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Upper Midwest.  Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young awards program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges and regional award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 13, 2013, at the Marriott City Center hotel in Minneapolis, MN.  The final results of the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013.

Ernst & Young’s 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.  Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards is nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  Sponsors for the Upper Midwest program include Padilla Speer Beardsley, Faegre Baker Daniels, and Twin Cities Business. Locally, the program is sponsored by Lockton Companies, Sálo, and the Pohlad Companies.

The Vomela family of businesses are engaged in the design, manufacture, and installation of graphics products for a wide array of markets.  Through its U.S. and Canadian network of production and sales facilities, the group provides retail graphics and services to major retailers, convenience stores and fast food markets and vehicle-related graphics to the trucking, corporate fleet, bus, light rail, recreational vehicle, and NASCAR markets.  The Vomela Group has a national and highly diversified client portfolio and expects 2013 revenues of approximately $200,000,000.  The Company is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and employs 1,000 people in manufacturing and/or sales operations in 19 cities in the United States and Canada and conducts business under some of the best known names in the specialty graphics industry including Vomela, C2 Imaging, Corporate Identity Systems, Harbor Graphics Corporation, Motorsports Designs, American Screen Art, B2B Media, Pratt Visual Solutions and Fusion Imaging.  

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