EY recognizes Geoff Smith
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Last night, at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre in Toronto, EllisDon President and CEO, Geoff Smith,
was the recipient of the 2013 Ontario EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award
- amongst EY celebrating 20 years of inspirational entrepreneurs.
"I could not be more honoured to have been chosen amongst such great
finalists," said Geoff Smith. "The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award is
a very sought after accolade which has recognized some great
individuals over the past 20 years in Canada."
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of
entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 20th year of
honouring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of
business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership,
financial success and social responsibility.
"We're proud to shine the spotlight on inspirational entrepreneurs like
Geoff," says Colleen McMorrow, National and Ontario EY Entrepreneur of
the Year program director. "Sharing stories like theirs is just one way
we can work together to encourage more people to chase their dreams.
We've done it for over 20 years and we're far from done."
After more than a decade in various management positions, Geoff became
President and CEO in 1997 and transformed EllisDon from a Canadian
contractor to a global construction services company with annual
revenues north of $3.0 billion.
"It's amazing to see how we have evolved and transformed in a typically
traditional industry," said Smith. "We are offering our clients
services and expertise they would never expect from a general
contractor, assuming more of their risk on every project."
EllisDon is an employee-owned company delivering construction expertise
and services to clients throughout the world. Completing in excess of
$3.0 billion in new construction annually, EllisDon employs
approximately 1,500 people and has a presence in North America, as well
as offices in the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon
has distinguished itself through its people and its innovative
practices. Offering not only construction and project management
services, but a growing range of construction consulting services
including ICT, Building Information Modeling, Sustainable Building and
Facilities Management, EllisDon is behind some of the most exciting and
innovative projects in the world. 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
For more information, please visit ey.com/ca.
Image with caption: "Geoff Smith (Middle) (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131025_C7286_PHOTO_EN_32586.jpg
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
For further information:
Phone: (905) 896-8900
Fax: (905) 896-8911
1004 Middlegate Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 1M4