Since Sardas came to the helm of Dal-Tile in 1997, sales have increased from $676 million to $952 million, and under his leadership, the company has aggressively launched new stone and tile products. Sardas became known as a "turnaround" specialist after joining Goodyear Brazil as a management trainee. Upon assuming responsibility within an unprofitable department there, it soon became one of the company’s most profitable divisions in the country. He has done the same with Dal-Tile.
Ernst & Young, L.L.P. founded the Entrepreneur of the Year awards program. Now in its 15th year, the program is hosted in 44 regions in the U.S. and 21 countries internationally.