EllisDon President and CEO Named Canada's 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

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 other."

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.

About EllisDon
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.

About EY
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

For further information:

Contact: 
Rishma Mangat
EllisDon Corporation
Phone: (905) 896-8900
Fax: (905) 896-8911

1004 Middlegate Road
Suite 1000
Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 1M4
www.ellisdon.com


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