EY Recognizes Geoff Smith for Exceptional Entrepreneurial Work
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Wednesday night, at The Ritz
Carlton in Toronto, EllisDon President and CEO, Geoff Smith, was
awarded Canada's 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. He will
represent Canada at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year competition
in Monaco this June.
"I just want to thank the outstanding people of EllisDon," said Smith.
"They are great builders and are building a great company for each
For the past twenty years, Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year title
has been awarded to a distinguished list of game-changing Canadian
entrepreneurs who span every industry and make real noise on the global
stage. Wednesday night - having previously won the Ontario regional
award in October - Geoff was named Canada's 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The
Year, serving as the stand-out example of vision, leadership, financial
success and social responsibility.
"We encounter incredible and inspiring stories of the entrepreneurial
spirit at its best through our Entrepreneur Of The Year program. And
Geoffrey's is certainly one we can all aspire to emulate," says Colleen
McMorrow, EY partner and National Entrepreneur Of The Year program
director. "Under his leadership, EllisDon didn't enter a new era of
growth — it redefined the meaning of the word. Today, the company is
moving into new markets and new sectors across Canada and around the
world. We can't wait to see what he'll accomplish next."
After more than a decade in various management positions, Geoff became
President and CEO of EllisDon in 1997, crafting it into a value-add
business that delivers superior results. Since then, EllisDon has
successfully transformed into a global construction services company
with annual revenues exceeding $3 billion.
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company that
delivers construction expertise to clients throughout the world.
Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon has distinguished itself through
innovative people and practices. Today, the company offers construction
and project management services, in addition to a range of services in
risk management, sustainability and technology. For more information,
please visit www.ellisdon.com.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory
services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust
and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.
We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to
all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in
building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for
our communities. For more information, please visit ey.com/ca.
Image with caption: "Colleen McMorrow, Partner and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Canadian Program Director and Trent Henry, Chairman and CEO, EY present Geoff Smith EllisDon Corporation (middle) with the 2013 Canadian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award on 27 November 2013. (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131129_C6195_PHOTO_EN_34110.jpg
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
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