Awards / Recognitions

Nwagbaraocha has received numerous awards in recognition of his commitment to quality leadership in the local business communities, including the following:

  • 2018 Wisconsin Law Journal and The Daily Reporter’s Diversity in Business Award

  • 2018 Madison 365 Black Power List - State of Wisconsin’s Most Influential African Americans 

  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Assoc. of Commerce Future 50 Award 2016 (2nd)

  • Green Bay Packers MVP Business Award 2016

  • United States - SBA Emerging Small Business Person Award 2013

  • State of Wisconsin Governor's Outstanding Small Business Award 2011

  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Assoc. of Commerce Future 50 Award 2010

  • U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 2009

  • Pan African Community Association Entrepreneurship Award 2010

  • Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Inner City Business Award 2009

  • Africans in Milwaukee Inc.’s Heritage Award 2009

  • Wisconsin Department of Commerce Rising Star Award Recognition 2010

  • The Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award 2007


Ugo Nwagbaraocha is President of Diamond Discs International, an industry leading construction equipment distributor, wholesaler and light assembly of power walk behind concrete saws, high power gas saws, safety construction equipment including utility trench covers, safety cones, safety barrels, etc, HEPA dust extraction equipment and one of the nation’s largest inventories of professional grade diamond edged cutting tools, diamond blades, diamond core bits and related products.


Board of Directors

National Association of Minority Contractors – Wisconsin

Board of Directors

MMAC - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce


Board of Directors

The Business Council - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Board of Directors

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Board of Directors

Green Bay Packers Mentor Protégé Program – Milwaukee


Greater Milwaukee Committee 

Board of Directors

Better Business Bureau

Board of Directors

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum