Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year

Olympia IceBear News

 June 16, 1999
News Release (immediate) Kitchener, Ontario Canada.

  Andy Schlupp, founder of Resurfice Corporation, the manufacturer of the Olympia line of ice resurfacers has been nominated for the Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a special ceremony at Kitchener City Hall.

  The Entrepreneur of the Year Program was created by Ernst and Young in Milwaukee in 1986, and is now in its sixth year in Canada. It now honors entrepreneurs in 40 regions in the U.S. and in 33 countries around the world. The program is designed to recognize the accomplishments, innovation and success of entrepreneurs and the companies they have built.
  Andy Schlupp was chosen for his continuing development of innovative technology in the Olympia line of ice resurfacing equipment; including the newly launched CELLECT, (the world's first NiCad cell powered electric ice resurfacer).

  Resurfice was also chosen because of its continued growth in the ice resurfacing industry to it's present world leading position, with 80 per cent of the new ice resurfacer market.

  Andy is one of 90 entrepreneurs across Ontario to be nominated for this honor. In July 20 finalists will be announced and the Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year will be honored at a gala function in Toronto, October 7th. The Ontario recipient is then considered with four other regional winners for the national honor. The national winner will go on to the International Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

  For further information contact Kathy Freeborn or call 519-669-1694. 
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