Surya president named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Satya Tiwari placed in Southeast category

SuryaCARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Southeast. The award honors outstanding business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

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Under Tiwari’s leadership, Surya has grown organically from $2.7 million in sales in 2004 to $116 million in 2016. Since 2010, he has incrementally added new product categories each year, branching out from rugs to pillows, throws, bedding, wall decor, accent furniture and decorative accents. Last year, the company moved into its state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and distribution center, which currently houses more than 500 employees and stocks over 60,000 products.

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“I'm honored to be a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” Tiwari said. “The Surya team’s passion and commitment to our customers is a driving factor in all the decisions that have contributed to Surya’s growth and success, and I attribute this achievement to them.”

A panel of independent judges will choose the regional award winners, who will be announced at a special gala on June 8 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The overall winners will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 18, 2017. For further information on the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, go to

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