EY announces 2014 Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

EY has released the list of finalists for its 21st annual Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Scott Edmonds of Webtech Wireless, which is one of the finalists in EY's 2014 Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business-to-Business Products and Services category

EY has released the list of finalists for its 21st annual Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

The awards recognize entrepreneurs from all areas of business, and criteria include vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

“The future of entrepreneurship in Canada — and here in British Columbia — is brighter than ever,” said EY Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year program director Lui Petrollini.

“Our Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists defy the odds, and the impossible, to reach new heights — for themselves, and their country.”

The finalist companies in the Pacific region represent 5,000 jobs, and combined with those in the other regions across the entire country, the total is 37,000 jobs.

Finalists from Canada’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year awards had average revenue growth of 37% year-over-year in 2014 – eight percentage points above the global average of 29% for developed countries.

Pacific winners will be announced at a gala on September 30, and the overall Pacific winner will attend the national gala in Toronto on November 25.

The Pacific region finalists are:

  • Thomas Leavitt, Leavitt Machinery, Langley
  • Rick Gibbs, Neutron Factory Works, Delta
  • Scott Edmonds, Webtech Wireless Inc., Burnaby

  • Natacha Beim, CEFA Early Learning, Vancouver
  • Brad Trotman, Mike Trotman, Mitch Trotman, Trotman Automotive Group, Surrey
  • Charles Chang, Vega, Burnaby

  • Vern Brownell, D-Wave Systems, Inc., Burnaby
  • Franck Point, Madeleine (Canada) Investments Ltd., Vancouver
  • Lisa Tuningley, T-Rail Products Inc., Surrey

 Larrie York, Frontier Power Products Ltd., Delta

  • Carlos Villavicencio, Natural Trade Ltd., North Vancouver
  • Aaron Rokstad, Rokstad Power Corporation, Coquitlam

  • Sergio Cocchia, Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, Absolute Spa Group - Crew Management Ltd., Vancouver
  • Jason McLean, Sacha McLean, The McLean Group of Companies, Vancouver
  • Thomas Haas, Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, North Vancouver

  • Ho Kim, CAMACC Systems Inc., Saanichton
  • Stephane Bourque, Incognito Software Inc., Vancouver
  • Jack Newton, Themis Solutions Inc., Burnaby

  • Bradford Cooke, Endeavour Silver Corp., Vancouver
  • Ross McElroy, Devinder Randhawa, Fission Uranium Corp., Kelowna
  • Mark O'Dea, True Gold Mining Inc., Vancouver

  • Dan Eisenhardt, Recon Instruments Inc., Vancouver
  • Jake Fry, Smallworks Studios/Laneway Housing Inc., Vancouver
  • Steve Curtis, Zag Group Inc., Vancouver



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