Paris Companies and Its CEO Honored by the 2014 Chase Smart 50 Program in the Pittsburgh Area

Updated on December 1, 2014

CEO Dave Stern is recognized as one of the top area executives as Paris Companies is honored as one of the fifty “smartest” companies.

Paris Companies and CEO, Dave Stern, were recently selected as members of the greater Pittsburgh area Smart 50 for 2014. Smart Business Magazine – a consortium of seventeen respected, regional business management journals – in conjunction with Chase, a leading U.S. consumer and commercial bank – annually present the Smart 50 awards in fifteen national regions.

The purpose of the local award program is to identify the smartest fifty organizations in the greater Pittsburgh area and to recognize the top executives of these awardees for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations. 

An extensive application and interview process is used to select awardees.  The process is meant to highlight areas of excellence, not just success.  In speaking of his interview experience, Stern said: “Our growth in both revenue and profitability in a mature industry during the depressed economic environment of the last five years speaks more clearly than most anything I could have said.  Behind the numbers and alongside me is my talented senior staff with nearly one hundred years of industry experience.  The Paris leadership team is second to none.”


Paris Companies is a privately-owned, independent company providing textile and linen management services to hospitals and other health care organizations. Paris also provides custom uniform rental programs and laundering services to industrial and commercial markets.  The company services more than four thousand customers in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia with an expanding service area in the mid-Atlantic region.   (See,

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