Glentel's CEO Tom Skidmore announced as a finalist for Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year® for 2013
BURNABY, BC, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Ernst& Young has announced its finalists
for this year's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards, and GLENTEL
Inc.'s President and CEO Tom Skidmore has been selected as one of the three
nominees in the business-to-consumer category for the Pacific region.
This year's awards program marks the twentieth year Ernst& Young has
recognized and celebrated the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs
from every line of business in Canada. The international program operates in
over 50 countries worldwide. In Canada, the award finalists are chosen in five
regions from over 350 nominees. The selection is based on each nominee's
vision, leadership, financial success, and social responsibility.
Tom Skidmore was instrumental in creating WIRELESSWAVE in 1997 - a
revolutionary new customer experience within a mall environment, providing
consumers an opportunity to efficiently shop in one location and be advised by
technology-savvy staff in making the right personal choice of a mobile phone,
voice/data plan, and network carrier, complemented with exemplary service.
From opening the first WIRELESSWAVE mall store in Metropolis at Metrotown in
Burnaby, BC, Tom's vision, foresight, and inspirational leadership has never
wavered over the years as he has forged GLENTEL into new retail markets in
Canada, the United States, Australia, and now the Philippines. In Canada,
GLENTEL markets nationally through its marquee corporate brands WIRELESSWAVE,
WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth wireless, la cabine T sans fil, and its retail managed
brands WIRELESS etc… / SANS FIL etc… at Costco and Target Mobile / Target
mobilité for Target Canada.
"At GLENTEL, we are very proud that Tom has been recognized as a finalist in
Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Pacific
Region. Together we celebrate his nomination," said Jas Boparai, GLENTEL's
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. "The success and growth of
GLENTEL has been in direct correlation with Tom's vision, passionate
leadership, and social responsibility."
The category award winners will be announced on October 4(th) at a gala held
in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The overall winner will then
represent the Pacific region at the national awards gala held in Toronto on
November 27(th), 2013.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 and based in Burnaby, BC, Canada,
GLENTEL (TSX: GLN), is the largest independent multi-carrier mobile phone
retailer in Canada and Australia. In the United States, GLENTEL operates two
of the six national premium retailers for Verizon Wireless. GLENTEL is a
leading provider of innovative and reliable wireless communications services
and solutions, offering a choice of network carrier and wireless or mobile
products to consumers and commercial customers.
GLENTEL's brands - GLENTEL Wireless, WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth
wireless, la cabine T sans fil, WIRELESS etc., SANS FIL etc., Mac Station,
Diamond Wireless, Wireless Zone, and Allphones - span four countries and three
continents. The company employs over 3,800 employees and operates more than
1,220 locations, including more than 390 locations in Canada located in retail
malls, Costco Wholesale stores, Target Canada stores, and business centres;
more than 620 retail locations in the United States; and more than 210 retail
locations in Australia and the Philippines.
NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION, OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS
APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.
Investor Relations Contact: Jas Boparai, Chief Financial Officer GLENTEL Inc.
Media Contact: Lois Grierson GLENTEL Inc. 604.415.6500
For a copy of GLENTEL's annual report or for additional information
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