Diamond V recently announced that John C. Bloomhall, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Central Midwest Region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Bloomhall was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Overland Park (KS) Sheraton on June 2.

“I am honored and humbled to accept this prestigious award and recognition,” Bloomhall said. “I would be remiss if I did not thank the Diamond V and Embria employees around the world who do the great things every day for which I receive this recognition”

The year 2010 marks the 24th anniversary of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The program honors entrepreneurs who are exceptional in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

As a central midwest award winner, Bloomhall now is eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 National Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala, hosted by Jay Leno, in Palm Springs, California, on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.