PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY today announced that Aaron Krause, CEO of Scrub Daddy Inc., the world’s most innovative cleaning products made of a proprietary unique and exclusive material, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Consumer Products category in Greater Philadelphia. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award program. 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. Aaron Krause was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Terrace Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 9, 2016.
“It was already an honor to be selected as a finalist and even more thrilling to have won the award for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Greater Philadelphia,” said Aaron Krause, CEO of Scrub Daddy, Inc. “As Scrub Daddy has become the world’s most innovative cleaning product, this nomination is a tribute to all of the employees at Scrub Daddy Inc. as well as all of our loyal customers!”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.
As a Greater Philadelphia award winner, Aaron Krause is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 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 Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, Pine Hill Group, LLP, Solomon Edwards Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan Lewis, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Simkiss & Block and Philadelphia Business Journal.
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.
About Scrub Daddy Inc.
Founded in 2011, Scrub Daddy is the world’s most innovative cleaning product made of a proprietary unique and exclusive material. In October 2012 Founder and CEO Aaron Krause presented the Smile Face product to the Sharks on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank where celebrity mogul and prolific inventor Lori Greiner invested and became a partner. Since that show Scrub Daddy has become the most successful product in Shark Tank history with retail sales exceeding $100 Million since airing. Scrub Daddy’s happy face, with cut out eyes and mouth, is made unique by its patented FlexTextureTM material. In warm water, it’s gets soft; in cold water, it gets firm. And even when firm, it scours without scratching, making it ideal for every cleanup chore imaginable. Scrub Daddy’s technology also keeps it clean of debris, even after weeks of use and is independently lab tested to not hold odors for up to 2 months. Scrub Daddy can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Home Depot, Lowes, Kroger, Shop Rite, Meijer, Menards, Target, QVC, Wegmans and Wal-Mart locations and online at Amazon. Scrub Daddy’s mission is to develop the world’s most creative, fun and innovative sponges, scrubbers and cleaning tools. The Scrub Daddy product line includes Scrub Daddy Original, Scrub Daddy Lemon Fresh, Scrub Mommy, Scrub Daddy Colors, Big Daddy, Sponge Daddy, Eraser Daddy, Screen Daddy and Scrub Daisy. For a visual, check out the product in use on the company’s homepage: http://scrubdaddy.com/. facebook.com/GetScrubDaddy. Twitter: @ScrubDaddy