11/16/2023 - Manu & Rika Shah Honored with Business Excellence Award by Chapman University



Amidst a diverse audience, City of Orange Mayor Dan Slater conferred upon the couple a Mayor's Certificate of Recognition, acknowledging their remarkable dedication to business excellence. Dean Henrik Cronqvist of the Argyros College of Business honored the Shahs' unwavering commitment to Adaptability, Growth, and Continued Business Excellence at MS International, presenting them with the prestigious award.

Reflecting on their journey, Manu and Rika Shah remarked, "Our journey has been defined not merely by milestones, but by the pursuit of continuous betterment. This award is a testament to the dedication of our team at MS International and our unwavering commitment to making a meaningful difference."

The event featured insightful videos shared by Manu Shah, alongside family and friends, highlighting their entrepreneurial endeavors and philanthropic initiatives. Their emphasis on constant improvement over mere success resonated with the audience, showcasing their dedication to ongoing enhancement.

Addressing the audience, Dr. Pradip K. Shukla and Yatri Shukla, members of Chapman University, led an engaging fireside chat with Manu Shah, sparking dynamic discussions that left attendees inspired.

Community activist Navneet Chugh praised the Shahs for embodying values of hard work, modesty, and benevolence, highlighting their exceptional commitment to philanthropy, donating an impressive 50% of their earnings to charitable causes.

Students in attendance, including Hannah Bishop and Andrea I. Freire Paredes, expressed profound admiration for the Shahs' dedication to philanthropy and business growth. Their stories of perseverance and success resonated deeply, inspiring the audience with their entrepreneurial spirit and resilience.

About Chapman University
Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a nationally ranked private university located in Southern California. Chapman is categorized by the Carnegie Classification as an R2 “high research activity” institution and offers personalized education to more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The campus has produced a Rhodes Scholar, been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Based in the City of Orange, Chapman also includes the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. In 2019, the university opened its 11th college, Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering, in its newest facility, Keck Center for Science and Engineering.

About M S International, Inc. (MSI)
Founded in 1975, MSI is a leading supplier of flooring, countertop, wall tile, and hardscaping products in North America. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI maintains over 45 state-of-the-art showrooms and distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, with domestically sourced products for Q™ Premium Natural Quartz in Latta, South Carolina, and Premium LVT in Cartersville, Georgia. MSI's product assortment includes an extensive offering of quartz, LVT, tile, natural stone, and glass products imported from over 37 countries on six continents.

For more information about MSI's philanthropic efforts, please visit https://www.msisurfaces.com/corporate/charitable-trust.aspx.