Paris Cos. and CEO Receive “Smart 50” Award

Posted November 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

The 2014 Chase Smart 50 Program recently recognized Paris Cos., DuBois, PA, and CEO Dave Stern as one of the Pittsburgh area’s top execs and smartest companies, according to a news release. The annual award is presented in 15 regions by Smart Business Magazine, a consortium of regional business magazines, in conjunction with consumer and commercial bank Chase.

“Our growth in both revenue and profitability in a mature industry during the depressed economic environment of the last five years speaks more clearly than most anything I could have said,” Stern said. “Behind the numbers and alongside me is my talented senior staff with nearly 100 years of industry experience. The Paris leadership team is second to none.”

The purpose of the local award program is to identify the “smartest” 50 organizations in the greater Pittsburgh area and to recognize their top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations. The program identifies candidates through an extensive application and interview process, which highlights areas of excellence, not just success.