New Brunswicker receives lifetime achievement award
HALIFAX, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Derek Oland has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Atlantic
Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his substantial
achievements at the helm of his sixth-generation family business and in
the wider community.
"Derek not only continued a family tradition of success by leading
Canada's oldest and largest independent brewery, but also created a
brand that is now recognized around the globe," says Joyce Hoeven,
Director of Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Atlantic region. "He has helped promote the responsible use of
alcoholic beverages and guided the brewing industry to a position where
the rights of both non-users and moderate consumers of alcoholic
beverages are respected and protected. He is an example of sustainable
development and social responsibility."
As a teenager, Oland worked in the Moosehead's bottle shop, but his true
entrepreneurial journey at the company began in 1961, when he was only
22 years old and fresh out of university. He held a number of sales and
marketing positions with the company before becoming president and CEO
in 1982. Olan was instrumental in broadening Moosehead's horizons, with
moves into the US market before taking the brand global. Oland was
appointed chairman in 1997.
In addition to his responsibilities at Moosehead, Oland is chair of the
G. Wallace F. McCain Institute for Business Leadership at the
University of New Brunswick. He is also active in community affairs,
recently serving on the Imperial Theatre Campaign Committee and the
Saint John Business Anti-Poverty Initiative.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Lifetime Achievement Award
honours individuals who have made an enduring impression on the
Canadian business community and who continue to nurture and inspire the
next generation of Canadian entrepreneurial talents. These are traits
that Oland has exemplified throughout his career, and for which he was
elected to the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame
and named an officer of the Order of Canada.
Ernst & Young will present this prestigious award to Derek Oland during
the Atlantic Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards banquet in Halifax on October 13, 2011.
This year's national program sponsors are National Post, La Presse and RDI. The Atlantic region program sponsor is Progress Media, and the
table patrons are Royal Bank of Canada, McInnes Cooper and the Marriott
Halifax Harbourfront Hotel. For regional banquet ticket information,
please contact Jamie Roche at 709 570 8274.
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