Honoring CEO, William G. Mays of Mays Chemical Co.

National Minority Supplier Development Council Honors
Mays Chemical Company Ceo, William G. Mays, for Entrepreneurial Excellence

NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2014

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) honored William G. Mays, the Chairman and CEO of Mays Chemical Company, on May 21 for his growth and achievement as a minority business owner. Along with seven others, Mays was recognized at a leadership gala at the Hilton New York Midtown.

More than 1,200 guests attended the black-tie event, including CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 corporations and minority business owners from across the country. Jay Williams, recently sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, provided keynote remarks. Karen Finney, host of MSNBC’s “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” was the emcee.

Mays won the MBE Clarion Award, which honors an inspirational minority business leader with an established record of success for more than 20 years. The award celebrates achievements that place the winner firmly among the elite class of minority suppliers and provide a platform to tout the value of minority suppliers to the global corporate supply chain.

“Mays is nothing short of a great success story and he continues to inspire his newer colleagues as they forge their own business path,” said NMSDC president, Joest Wright-Lacy. “Mays started as a one-person operation, and now owns a company that today serves clients in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico.”

You can find a bio for William G. Mays here.


The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.  One of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 24 regional councils across the country. There are 1,750 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America’s largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The regional councils certify and match more than 12,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products, services and solutions.

For more information about NMSDC, call (212) 944-2430 or visit the Web site at http://www.NMSDC.org.