BURNABY, BC, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Ernst & Young has announced its
finalists for this year's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards,
and GLENTEL Inc.'s President and CEO Tom Skidmore has been selected as
one of the three nominees in the business-to-consumer category for the
This year's awards program marks the twentieth year Ernst & Young has
recognized and celebrated the most innovative and successful
entrepreneurs from every line of business in Canada. The international
program operates in over 50 countries worldwide. In Canada, the award
finalists are chosen in five regions from over 350 nominees. The
selection is based on each nominee's vision, leadership, financial
success, and social responsibility.
Tom Skidmore was instrumental in creating WIRELESSWAVE in 1997 - a
revolutionary new customer experience within a mall environment,
providing consumers an opportunity to efficiently shop in one location
and be advised by technology-savvy staff in making the right personal
choice of a mobile phone, voice/data plan, and network carrier,
complemented with exemplary service. From opening the first
WIRELESSWAVE mall store in Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, BC,
Tom's vision, foresight, and inspirational leadership has never wavered
over the years as he has forged GLENTEL into new retail markets in
Canada, the United States, Australia, and now the Philippines. In
Canada, GLENTEL markets nationally through its marquee corporate brands
WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth wireless, la cabine T sans fil, and
its retail managed brands WIRELESS etc… / SANS FIL etc… at Costco and
Target Mobile / Target mobilité for Target Canada.
"At GLENTEL, we are very proud that Tom has been recognized as a
finalist in Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
for the Pacific Region. Together we celebrate his nomination," said Jas
Boparai, GLENTEL's Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
"The success and growth of GLENTEL has been in direct correlation with
Tom's vision, passionate leadership, and social responsibility."
The category award winners will be announced on October 4th at a gala held in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The
overall winner will then represent the Pacific region at the national
awards gala held in Toronto on November 27th, 2013.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 and based in Burnaby, BC,
Canada, GLENTEL (TSX: GLN), is the largest independent multi-carrier
mobile phone retailer in Canada and Australia. In the United States,
GLENTEL operates two of the six national premium retailers for Verizon
Wireless. GLENTEL is a leading provider of innovative and reliable
wireless communications services and solutions, offering a choice of
network carrier and wireless or mobile products to consumers and
GLENTEL's brands - GLENTEL Wireless, WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth
wireless, la cabine T sans fil, WIRELESS etc., SANS FIL etc., Mac
Station, Diamond Wireless, Wireless Zone, and Allphones - span four
countries and three continents. The company employs over 3,800
employees and operates more than 1,220 locations, including more than
390 locations in Canada located in retail malls, Costco Wholesale
stores, Target Canada stores, and business centres; more than 620
retail locations in the United States; and more than 210 retail
locations in Australia and the Philippines.
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SOURCE: Glentel Inc.
For further information:
Investor Relations Contact:
Jas Boparai, Chief Financial Officer
For a copy of GLENTEL's annual report or for additional information visit www.glentel.com or www.sedar.com.