Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) has been recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) with a Deal Maker of the Year award. This stems from its successful growth initiatives over the past two years. The annual awards event, held in May by ACG’s Cincinnati chapter, recognized winners in five different categories for their pursuit of corporate growth via mergers and acquisitions, along with efforts that drive continued growth and vitality of the region’s business community. Michelman won in the medium corporate category, with Steve Shifman, the company’s president and CEO, accepting the award. According to ACG, the Deal Maker program “recognizes outstanding individuals and companies with proven track records of leadership, innovation and success through the art of the deal. Each of the winners has, in some way, challenged conventional thinking in order to drive growth in their organization and the business community.” Notable achievements over the past few years, on which the award was based, include the opening of the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center at the company’s Cincinnati headquarters in October 2014, the acquisition of Recklinghausen, Germany-based Ecronova Polymer GmbH in 2013, a joint venture with Maruyoshi Chemical Co., Ltd in Japan in 2013, and the acquisition of Supack International P/L in India earlier this year. Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. www.Michelman.com