These finalists exemplify the outstanding business talent that exists here in British Columbia, and we're proud to honour them as leaders nurturing economic growth and innovation.
Vancouver, Canada (Vocus) July 22, 2009
Contac Services Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Riaz Pisani, has been named a finalist for the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Pacific Region.
"The finalists were selected by an independent judging panel based on a number of criteria, including innovation, influence, financial performance and the ability to demonstrate a bold entrepreneurial spirit," said Fred Withers, Program Director for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the Pacific region. "These finalists exemplify the outstanding business talent that exists here in British Columbia, and we're proud to honour them as leaders nurturing economic growth and innovation."
Pisani's involvement with Contac began almost 20 years ago as a Board Director before taking the helm as President and CEO in 2005. Under his strategic leadership, he has grown Contac from a small entrepreneurial business to an industry leader with 200+ employees and operations and alliances in North America and Europe.
Pisani has led Contac through significant corporate milestones including the introduction of several innovative products; the acquisition of two companies; expansion into the travel, entertainment and sports markets; and continuous improvements to the company's marketing services, printing, fulfillment and logistics divisions.
"It is an honor to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award," said Contac's President and CEO Riaz Pisani. "The company's success is directly attributed to the hard work of our entire company. This nomination was possible because of our team effort to take the company to a new level."
Award winners will be announced at a gala event on October 8, 2009, in Vancouver.
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About Contac Services Inc.
Contac is Canada's largest direct marketing, print and fulfillment company specializing in personalized 1to1 communications that build brand and customer loyalty. Originally founded in 1978 as a third party logistics company for the travel industry, Contac expanded its services to become the only single-source solution in North America to seamlessly create, produce and deliver personalized 1to1 marketing. Today the company provides the highest quality production, lowest cost and fastest distribution of marketing collateral to major brands around the world. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Contac has facilities in Toronto and Montreal,
and regional offices in Miami, Europe and Asia.
For more information, visit http://www.contacservices.com.
Contac Services Inc.