Universal Foam Products Wins 2009 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

CEO of Universal Foam Products recognized as one of Greater Baltimore’s most accomplished and unique business leaders.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HUNT VALLEY, MARYLAND – Jun 16, 2009 – Universal Foam Products announced today its CEO, Ryan Rush, has received a Baltimore SmartCEO 2009 Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes 10 Greater Baltimore CEOs who have demonstrated specific leadership attributes that have made them uniquely successful in the business community.

The 10 winners of the Circle of Excellence Award will be celebrated at SmartCEO’s Circle of Excellence Awards event on June 16, 2009 at the Tremont Grand from 6:00-8:30p.m.

The Circle of Excellence categories for which CEOs were nominated and honored are:

  • Serial Entrepreneurship
  • Customer Service
  • Philanthropic giving
  • Going Green
  • Resiliency
  • Product Innovation
  • Hot Startup
  • Marketing Excellence
  • CEO 30 and Under
  • Family Business

“Circle of Excellence winners are not only selected and honored for their accomplishments, but for demonstrating success in applying a unique leadership attribute that significantly benefits their business and the community,” said Craig Burris, Publisher at SmartCEO Magazine. “We are honored to recognize Ryan Rush as one of Greater Baltimore’s standout leaders.”

Baltimore SmartCEO magazine is a regional “growing company” publication. SmartCEO believes that a “growing company” is really determined by the spirit, drive and dynamics of a company’s owners and managers, rather than by the size of its building, the number of its employees, or its sales volume. Each month, a variety of businesses in the greater Baltimore and greater Washington areas turn to its pages for features, case-study advice and trend analysis, all with a uniquely local flavor. SmartCEO is read by more than 31,000 business owners in Baltimore and Washington.

“This is a huge honor,” said Ryan Rush, Universal Foam Products’ CEO and founder. “We started as a packaging provider and have grown to a national provider of all types of packaging products, such as STYROFOAM™, Expanded Polystyrene and Mylar products. It’s great to be recognized by SmartCEO as a unique local Baltimore business. ”

For a complete list of winners and information on the event, visit www.smartceo.com.

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About Universal Foam Products

Universal Foam Products provides STYROFOAM Brand Foam, expanded polystyrene and other types of foam products nationwide from over 100 locations throughout the United States. Visit www.univfoam.com for more information.