John C. Bloomhall, CEO, Diamond V, was named a National Finalist in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award Competition. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.

Previously, Bloomhall had been named the Entrepreneur of the Year for the Upper Midwest Region. He was then selected as one of four finalists by an independent panel of judges in the National Distribution and Manufacturing category, a category in which 300 regional award recipients competed. The category’s overall winner was Thad W. Simons, Jr., president, CEO, Novus International.

Bloomhall was recognized at the Entrepreneur Of The Year gala, the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California. The Forum is the nation’s premier gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

“I am honored to be recognized for such a prestigious award. I would like to thank the employees and customers of Diamond V and Embria for their part in making our company a success. Through their hard work and loyalty, Diamond V will remain committed and viable in serving our industry and communities for generations to come.” PD


—From Diamond V news release