Bend, OR – EY today announced that CEO Scott Allan of Hydro Flask—the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks—received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products category in the Pacific Northwest. 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. Mr. Allan was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on June 5th.
“This award and recognition is really for the entire company,” said Allan. “It takes a team effort to grow as we have, and it couldn’t have been accomplished without the help of many. I’m proud to be bringing this award back to Bend and the Hydro Flask employees.”
Since launching in 2009, Hydro Flask has quickly become the fastest growing hydration company in the American market. Its double-wall vacuum insulated bottles keep cold liquids icy cold for up to 24 hours and hot liquids piping hot for up to 12 hours. The award-winning product line combines innovative technology, BPA-free materials, food grade stainless steel, durable powder coating and a range of fun colors. Products include small, medium, and large water bottles, a 64 oz. beer growler, an insulated pint and two sizes of food flasks. Hydro Flask stands behind its commitment to quality with a lifetime warranty and is dedicated to social responsibility with a charitable arm called 5% Back.
Now in its 29th year, the EY 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 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.
As a Pacific Northwest award winner, Scott Allan is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 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 14, 2015. 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 nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Pacific Northwest, sponsors also include Merrill Datasite, Union Bank and Scherzer International.
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.
About Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask is the award-winning global leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks. Founded in 2009 in beautiful Bend, Oregon, the company’s mission is to save the world from lukewarm. Using the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel, Hydro Flask food and beverage flasks are stylish, BPA-free, recyclable, and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Hydro Flask strongly believes that great flasks and great causes go hand-in-hand. Through its charitable arm 5% Back, consumers can allocate a portion of the net profit of their purchase to a charity they choose. Learn more about Hydro Flask’s charitable giving at https://www.hydroflask.com/5-back.