EllisDon President and CEO named 2013 Ontario EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

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."

About EllisDon

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

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: "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:

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

1004 Middlegate Road
Suite 1000
Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 1M4


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