MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ray Urdaneta, CEO of global hair care brand MONAT, accepted two Gold Stevie® Awards and a People’s Choice Stevie® Award last night at The 17th Annual American Business Awards®. MONAT received the honor of being named Company of the Year – Retail – Large and Urdaneta was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year – Retail. MONAT PET™ Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash received the most votes of any nominee, nearly 8,000, to take home the 2019 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products in the consumer product category.
“Winning three Stevie Awards is a huge honor. Being recognized for creating a company with safe, effective products that people love and the entrepreneurial opportunity that we offer our Market Partners is gratifying. The awards validate our hard work and recognize all that we have accomplished in just four years,” said Urdaneta.
The American Business Awards, nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
“Last night was an exceptional win for MONAT to have the company, Ray and our newest product line, MONAT PET, receive awards,” said Stuart MacMillan, president, MONAT Global. “All three are well-deserved and I’m excited to see the Stevie statues proudly displayed in our office.”
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About MONAT Global
MONAT Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcora Corporation, whose holdings include L’EUDINE Global, an established Direct Selling company specializing in premium beauty and wellness products throughout the US and Latin America, and B&R Products, Inc., their research, development and manufacturing Laboratory subsidiary. All three companies are headquartered in and around Miami, Florida. MONAT was founded in 2014 to enter the multi-billion dollar haircare market and provides groundbreaking opportunities through a novel Social Marketing approach to Direct Sales. The company offers a unique and exciting business model and one of the most generous compensation plans in the U.S., Canadian and U.K. markets.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors of The 2019 American Business Awards included HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services, and SoftPro.