EY announced that John Paul Amalfe, president of Momentum USA Inc., received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the family business category in the New Jersey region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Amalfe was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on June 28.
Momentum, which has been in business since 1945, is an American family-owned company now in its fourth generation. It is a leading aftermarket under car manufacturer/distributor serving the independent WDs, co-manufacturing, fleet and installer markets.
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. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corp.
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO Inc.
As a New Jersey award winner, Amalfe is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 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 on Nov. 10, in Palm Springs, California. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, one of the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.