Orlando, June 17, 2019 – EY announced that Dr. Jack Cheng, President and CEO of AA Metals, a global leading master distributor of quality aluminum and stainless products received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the commercial services category in Florida. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Jack was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented on June 13, 2019 at a special gala event held at the Hilton Orlando.
“16 years ago I started AA Metals with $600 and now we are a company with $600 million revenue,” said Jack after receiving the award on the stage. “I certainly cannot accomplish this without the tremendous trust and support from our suppliers, customer, banks, and most importantly from the dedicated, hard working people within AA Metals family. They are the reason I am here.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.
As a Florida award winner, Jack is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. 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 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.