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SOURCE C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in Retail and Consumer category
CARLSTADT, N.J., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst and Young (EY) today announced that Marc Essenfeld, CEO of Tribeca Oven, Inc., a high quality manufacturer and marketer of artisan breads and rolls, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Retail and Consumer category in New Jersey. 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. Marc was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on Thursday, June 26.
Marc Essenfeld, CEO of Tribeca and EY Entrepreneur award recipient, was very thankful, "First of all, I want to thank EY for their leadership and support of this recognition program through their Strategic Growth Forum. I am honored and humbled by this recognition and want to thank everyone in the Tribeca organization who truly helped to make this happen. With great people, great things happen! I look forward to being with the other honorees in November where I can continue to meet and learn from other great leaders."
Dale Tremblay, President and CEO of C. H. Guenther and Son, Inc., a recent acquirer of a majority ownership in Tribeca, commented, "Marc is a tremendous leader and has led the development of a very exciting and growth oriented business. He and other team members were very much part of our decision process as we looked at the talent pool in this wonderful business, and we are very excited for Marc in this well-deserved recognition."
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a New Jersey award winner, Marc is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 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 annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New Jersey, sponsors include DLA Piper, Merrill Corporation, Morgan Lewis, PNC Bank, Willis of New Jersey, Empire Valuation Consultants, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup, Cresa, Murray Devine, NJBIZ and NJTC.
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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