LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- President of 9to5 Seating, Dara Mir, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Manufacturing and Distribution category in Greater Los Angeles.
In a heartfelt acceptance speech at the black-tie Awards Gala held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday, June 21, Mir thanked his family and shared a quote from Sidney Franks that continues to inspire him. "Don't ever be afraid to put your money into something you believe in," Mir shares, "because fear will stop you from achieving success."
Celebrating the 30th year of the awards program, EY recognizes entrepreneurs from more than 145 cities in 60 different countries who display extraordinary success in fields such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mir was selected as the award winner from an independent panel of judges at the event with more than 700 founders, CEOs, and other business leaders in attendance.
Mir is the epitome of the American dream. After his parents made the tough decision to uproot their family and move to America in the wake of the Iranian Revolution, Mir witnessed first-hand what hard work and dedication can achieve as his parents built a manufacturing company. Unfortunately with stiff competition in the manufacturing industry, the business was forced to close its doors. However, Mir set out to revive the family business by arming himself with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from USC.
With more than 12 years of outstanding business acumen, Mir is a passionate and performance-based global leader currently serving as a board member of the USC Emerging Leaders Board and is an active member of Young Presidents' Organization of Los Angeles.
Founded in 1982, 9to5 Seating specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating to accommodate the rigorous demands of today's office environment. With many years of experience in the manufacturing of office seating, 9to5 Seating differentiates itself from its competitors through its vertical integration. Unlike many competing companies, the vertical integration of 9to5 Seating paired with the highest quality raw materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment results in 9to5 Seating building with quality rather than checking for quality.
In a major reshoring effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, 9to5 Seating recently opened its 3rd manufacturing facility in Union City, Tenn. The knowhow and the hard work ethic of the American work force brings the products closer to their point of use in the United States and can rival the competition imported from overseas.
Companies today demand the most for their money and 9to5 Seating is prepared to deliver the highest quality product without sacrificing selection or speed of delivery.
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.