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Emterra Group Leader, Emmie Leung, Completes Elite Ivey Program

BURLINGTON, ON (May 26, 2016)– Emterra Group Founder and CEO, Emmie Leung, is among a select group of Canada’s top entrepreneurs who recently completed QuantumShiftTM, a unique, by invitation only, leadership development program held at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario.

Emterra Group is a Canadian leader in recycling resources and waste management serving more than 10 per cent of Canada’s population. With operations in four provinces – BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario – as well as in the US State of Michigan, Emterra collects, processes and markets more than 500,000 tonnes of recyclables annually. It also collects and manages trash, bulky waste and kitchen and yard organics, serving the residential and industrial, commercial and institutional markets.

QuantumShift was created by Ivey and KPMG Enterprise and sponsored by TD and The Globe and Mail. Ivey and KPMG accept nominations and invite a select group to participate in the intensive five-day annual program. Now in its 13th year, QuantumShift is designed to help Canadian business entrepreneurs who are past the start-up stage and are ready to accelerate their companies.

The program focuses on how to lead an enterprise through exponential growth; attract and retain the best employees; uncover obstacles that may be limiting growth; value a venture and use strategies for moving from business plan to financial proposition; and build a strong network of entrepreneurial peers to share best-practices.

With this graduating class, more than 500 successful Canadian entrepreneurs have completed the QuantumShift program, including Ms. Leung. She credits the course with fostering an environment of open dialogue where participants can share experiences and challenges – a rarity at the CEO level – allowing them to learn from others.

Leung said the course gave her a unique opportunity to interact with peers and to hear about and be inspired by the success stories of other family enterprises that have withstood the test of time and challenging economic cycles.

“Emterra is one of only a few remaining fully Canadian, family owned and operated waste management companies in Canada,” Leung said, noting the Canadian waste management industry is being reshaped by major mergers and acquisitions. “The QuantumShift program reconfirmed for me that Emterra’s experience and expertise in resource recovery, combined with our truly Canadian perspective, is positioning us for meaningful growth.”

She said the QuantumShift case study approach underscored how Emterra “can apply best practices to take advantage of opportunities stemming from growing public awareness of sustainability and climate change, and the latest technologies to provide a full range of waste management and resource recovery services more competitively.”

About Emterra Group

Emterra Group comprises four divisions offering municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers with a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, organic waste, used tires and more. Driven by its mandate to increase the sustainability of its operations, Emterra is one of Canada’s most progressive users of alternative green fleet technologies in the waste management industry and consistently deploys the latest green technologies to truly “walk the talk,” including using CNG vehicles, building a network of CNG fuelling stations and operating optical sorting equipment in its recycling plants. www.emterra.ca

About QuantumShiftTM

QuantumShift was founded by KPMG Enterprise™ and the Ivey Business School and sponsored by TD and the Globe and Mail to help foster a robust and thriving entrepreneurial community in Canada. Each year, KPMG Enterprise manages the nominations for candidates who represent high growth, high potential businesses. Once the nominations are complete, the applications are reviewed and participants are selected by the Ivey Business School. The calibre of nominees is high and selection is very competitive. Every graduate becomes a Fellow of QuantumShift and part of an exceptional business support network. Following Ivey’s proven case-study method, participants focus on leadership, external guidance, strategy, finance, partnerships, human resources and, through shared experiences, build a network of peers. QuantumShift alumni can be found in all parts of Canada and in virtually all industry segments. For additional information, visit www.quantumshift.ca.

QuantumShift Participants Fact Sheet - 2016

Participant net revenues range: $11 million - $400+ million

Total number of employees: 14,869

Time in business: 3 – 87 years

Average growth rate: 20%

QuantumShift Participants Fact Sheet – 2004 - 2016

Participant net revenues range: $3.5 – $600+ million

Total number of employees: 176,293

Leaders in the Network: 538

Average growth rate: 27%

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