iBwave CEO Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Montreal, CANADA – July 8, 2011 – iBwave, the standard for in-building wireless software and certification, is pleased to announce that Mario Bouchard, President and CEO at iBwave, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Quebec Award. After an intensive application process, Mr. Bouchard has been selected as one of three finalists in the Information Technology category.
“It’s an honour to have been selected as a finalist for such an esteemed award,” says Mario Bouchard, President and CEO at iBwave. “I’m grateful to the judges for seeing and trusting in my leadership qualities as this accomplishment further attests to iBwave’s success both internationally and in the Quebec marketplace. It is thanks to the dedication of the entire iBwave team and to the trust and support of our partners and shareholders that I have been given the opportunity to continue in this competition.”
“Quebec needs entrepreneurial role models,” explains François Dufresne, Quebec Director of Entrepreneur of the Year. “That’s why it’s essential that we highlight their success, and reward them. Paying tribute to entrepreneurs shows them that society appreciates their achievements. What’s more, successful entrepreneurs can inspire young Quebeckers and encourage them to go into business.”
After twenty years in the telecommunications industry, this is Mario Bouchard’s first time in the running for the Entrepreneur of the Year, further marking this as a great achievement for his management skills at iBwave and beyond. The award recognizes the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world and honours the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award winners are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.
The winners of the Quebec division will be announced in October and will go on to compete with winners from the rest of Canada in Toronto on November 17, 2011.
ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards honour the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world. Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel, which is composed of several distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients. The 2011 Quebec region judging panel consisted of Jean Cloutier, Vice President,Operations and Finance, Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC), 2010 award winner, Manufacturing category; Jean Gattuso, President and Chief Executive Officer, A. Lassonde Inc., Chief Operating Officer, Lassonde Industries Inc., 2008 Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year; Nina Gupta, President, Greenlite Lighting Corporation, 2008 award winner, Social entrepreneur category; Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Senior Partner, Cycle Capital Management; Pascal Pilon, President and CEO, Averna, 2009 award winner, Technology category; Alexandre Taillefer, Partner, XPND Capital, Étienne Veilleux, President and CEO, Distech Controls Inc., 2010 award winner, Cleantech category.
For more information on the program, FAQs, and key dates please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
Entrepreneur of the Year is sponsored nationally by National Post, La Presse and RDI. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Quebec Awards are sponsored by Fonds de Solidarité FTQ.
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