Surrey and Delta entrepreneurs named contest finalists

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Four entrepreneurs from Surrey and two from Delta have been named finalists in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of the Year program.

The local finalists for the Pacific region are:

Brad, Mike and Mitch Trotman of Surrey’s Trotman Automotive Group, a family-owned and operated company that has been recognized as one of the most progressive, industry-leading dealer groups in Canada.

Lisa Tuningley of T-Rail Products Inc., a Surrey company that provides rail source innovations to Canada’s rail transportation industry, from sourcing materials to project management.

Rick Gibbs of Delta-based Neutron Factory Works, the only industrial contractor that provides electricians, refrigeration mechanics, welders and fabricators, millwrights and PLC programmers under one roof.

Larrie York of Frontier Power Products Ltd. in Delta, a company active in the engine and electrical power generation industries in Western Canada.

The awards celebrate the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

“The future of entrepreneurship in Canada – and here in British Columbia – is brighter than ever,” says Lui Petrollini, Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “Our Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists defy the odds, and the impossible, to reach new heights – for themselves, and their country.”

The Pacific winners will be announced at a gala on Sept. 30.


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