(Somerville, NJ – June 24, 2016) – Dancker, Sellew & Douglas (DS&D) President & CEO, Steven Lang has been awarded Business to Business EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in New Jersey. Following a rigorous nomination process, Lang was interviewed and selected by an independent judging panel of regional business luminaries including previous winners. The award program, which recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success, is regarded as the most prestigious recognition of its kind and was announced at a gala in New Brunswick, NJ on June 23, 2016.
The program acknowledges entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Lang’s 21st century style of leadership follows these tenets. Since taking the helm at DS&D in 2012, Lang has instilled a customer-centric philosophy and a clear, strategic blueprint aimed at building and sustaining market leadership for the 185+ year old organization. Exemplary successes during his tenure include the recent announcement of a regionally unprecedented third-consecutive-year Platinum Partnership with leading furniture manufacturer Steelcase, placing DS&D in the top 5% of dealers nationally.
Lang shares, “I am honored to be recognized among such a groundbreaking group of leaders. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and thank you to EY’s esteemed judges for such a tremendous accolade.” He continues, “This achievement belongs as much to the DS&D team and partners as it does to me. DS&D has grown through a shared vision and our collective efforts, so my gratitude goes out to them for making it possible.”
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc.
As a regional award winners, Lang is eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
More information on the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 honorees in New Jersey are available on the company’s website.
About Dancker, Sellew & Douglas
Dancker, Sellew & Douglas is a leading interior solutions firm, which looks to foster growth and productivity through the creation of innovative environments and workspaces. Founded in 1829, Dancker, Sellew & Douglas has over 185 years of experience understanding and satisfying the demands of an ever-changing workplace, as well as the multitude of generations that work within it. Dancker, Sellew & Douglas conducts business nationally from its 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, which allows clients to experience the effectiveness of a personally tailored business environment, from top to bottom. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.dancker.com or call 908-231-1600.
Founded and produced by EY, Entrepreneur Of The Year is sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In addition, Merrill Corporation is the official and preferred data partner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards as a global leader in secure content sharing, regulated communications and compliance services. Merrill Corporation’s DataSite is used to facilitate the judges’ independent review of nominations.
In New Jersey, sponsors also include PNC, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis, Pine Hill Group, Cresa, Empire Valuation Consultants, SolomonEdwardsGroup and NJBIZ.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY 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. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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