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AA Metals Founder Honored as Entrepreneur

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Dr. Jack Cheng, president and CEO of Orlando, Fla.-based AA Metals, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in the commercial services category in Florida. The award was bestowed by EY.

Cheng is the founder of AA Metals, a master distributor of aluminum and stainless products.

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming the world. Cheng was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented on June 13 at a special gala event held in Orlando.

"16 years ago I started AA Metals with $600 and now we are a company with $600 million revenue," said Cheng after accepting the award on the stage. "I certainly cannot accomplish this without the tremendous trust and support from our suppliers, customer, banks, and most importantly from the dedicated, hard-working people within AA Metals family. They are the reason I am here."

As a Florida award winner, Cheng is eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 national award.