Winnipeg, MB – Brett-Young Seeds Limited is pleased to announce its Owner/Chairman, Lloyd Dyck, has been named a finalist in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Awards program for the Prairies Region category.
EY Entrepreneur of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The Prairies Region has selected 33 finalists, whom collectively employ 4,609 people, see year-over-year growth and generate almost $1.5 billion in annual revenues.
“On behalf of BrettYoung, I’d like to extend congratulations to Lloyd Dyck on his nomination representing a lifetime achievement in entrepreneurship” said Calvin Sonntag, CEO, BrettYoung. “Lloyd, along with the other Prairie Region finalists, have made significant economic impact in Western Canada. We’re happy to see these contributions be recognized on a national platform and wish all nominees the best.”
Lloyd has been deeply involved with BrettYoung for over 40 years, and has stewarded the company to become the thriving and substantial business it is today. Throughout all the ups and downs of his career, Lloyd has remained 100% committed to BrettYoung, its grower partners, customers, and the seed industry. Every one at BrettYoung is proud of the company and its Chairman, and wish to congratulate, Lloyd Dyck, on his achievements.
BrettYoung is a privately-owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80+ year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 170 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in Canada and in various sales territories across North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung partners with growers to produce forage and turf seed for export to 40 countries around the world; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung brand canola and forage seed, Elite® brand corn and soybean seed and ag-biologicals; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets in Western Canada and Ontario.
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For more information about this announcement contact:
Calvin Sonntag, CEO
Box 99, St. Norbert Postal Station
Winnipeg, MB R3V 1L5
Toll Free: 1-800-665-5015
BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited. Elite is a registered trademark of La Coop fédérée.