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Leung awarded national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ special citation for her pioneering contributions

TORONTO (November 25, 2014) Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group, received a special citation at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ national gala for her contribution as a pioneer in the waste resources management industry. (See EY presentation photos)

Leung, also recently received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Ontario award in the Energy and Cleantech category.

“Emmie is a true innovator and pioneer in her business,” says Colleen McMorrow, EY partner and National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “Emmie’s commitment to excellence makes her stand out and we’re proud to recognize her with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Special Citation for Industry Pioneer in 2014.”

“This is an incredible honour,” says Emmie. “First, to receive an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Ontario award in the Energy and Cleantech category and now, to hear that the program is recognizing my life’s work with this distinguished special citation is astonishing. This recognition is a credit to my staff and to my family for supporting me and my vision for nearly four decades,” Leung added.

 

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

The 2014 National judging panel consists of Fred Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Energold Drilling Corp. (and 2012 Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year Mining and Metals category winner, 2012 National Special Citation, Outstanding growth); Jon Hantho, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maxxam Analytics (and 2012 Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year Services category winner, 2012 National Special Citation, Entrepreneurial leadership; Nathalie Marcoux, Vice-president, Finance, Capinabel Inc. Ashif Mawji, Chief Executive Officer, NPO Zero Corporation (and 2002 Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year Emerging category winner); Geoffrey Smith, President and CEO, EllisDon Corporation (and 2013 National Entrepreneur Of The Year winner);  Dr. Alan Ulsifer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FYidoctors (and 2012 National Entrepreneur Of The Year winner); Jo Mark Zurel, President, Stonebridge Capital Inc.

For more information on the program, FAQs and key dates, please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.

About Emterra Group

Emterra Group is a Canadian leader in waste resources management. A family owned and operated company, it 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 waste sugar and alcohol-based consumer beverages. The waste liquids are converted to industrial grade ethanol which is used to manufacture an eco-friend windshield washer fluid for fleets, called “Transformations™”.

Emterra has operations in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Michigan, USA, including 14 material recovery facilities where it processes recyclables. Emterra annually ships about 500,000 tonnes of recyclable commodities to end-markets in North America and overseas to be re-manufactured into new products.

 

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For further information about Emmie Leung or Emterra, please contact:

Paulina Leung
VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Emterra Group
905.336.9084, ext. 130
Paulina.Leung@emterra.ca 

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