Founder and CEO, Jeff Pedersen, on behalf of PW Companies (Del Sol parent company), was honored this week as a winner in the annual 2014 CEO World Awards in the CEO of the Year category.
The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.
Jeff Pedersen is the Founder, Owner and CEO of PW Companies, parent company of international retail brands, Del Sol and Cariloha, which are found in more than 160 free-standing Del Sol and Cariloha stores worldwide, primarily in the world’s major cruise ship ports-of-call.
Del Sol manufactures and retails clothing and accessories that change colors with sunlight, and Cariloha specializes in apparel, accessories, bedding, and bath goods made from bamboo, one of the most renewable resources in the world. Jeff has overseen and orchestrated the growth and expansion of Del Sol since 2003, and Cariloha since 2007. Both separate brands have become two of the largest retailers in the world with more than 20,000 combined product SKUs and 160 store locations in 28 countries and growing. They’re also two of the most highly promoted merchants onboard Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, Disney, Celebrity, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world and over 200 CEOs participated. Their average scores determined the 2014 CEO World Award winners.
“It’s an honor for me and our company to be named a winner by CEO World Awards for this esteemed industry and peer world recognition,” said Pedersen. “These awards are indicative of our combined efforts, and a true testament of each PW Company employees’ commitment to making our products, store experiences and innovative culture the best.”
Winners will be honored at the SVUS Awards Ceremony and Dinner in San Francisco on June 29, 2015.
About the CEO World Awards
CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar Employee Recognition World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The CEO World Awards at www.ceoworldawards.com
About Del Sol
Del Sol first splashed onto the retail scene in 1994 out of a small cart in Murray, Utah’s Fashion Place Mall and has been sticking its color-changing products where the sun shines ever since. Based on Del Sol’s proprietary Spectrachrome® technology, formerly explored by NASA, color-changing inks and dyes are engineered for application on more than 10,000 Del Sol retail items. Much like a flower that blooms in the sun’s rays, the hidden colors found in Del Sol’s exclusive prints and products twist and unfold into vibrant color upon exposure to sunlight, then returning to their original state without sunlight. Full of sunny optimism about business and life, Del Sol sells its color-changing shirts, hair accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, nail polish and more to cruise ship passengers, sun-loving beachgoers and resort vacationers. Having fun in the sun has always been at the core of Del Sol’s culture. We stand for all that’s good. For sunshine. For fun in the sun. For memory-filled vacations. For laughter. For joy. We do it for young and old alike. For the smiles that it brings. We’re proud to share a little sunshine with so many people every day. Today, Del Sol has grown to more than 100 store locations worldwide in 28 countries, is the world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories, and one of the most highly promoted merchants onboard Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, Disney, Celebrity, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.