2014 Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year

Updated: Oct 2, 2014

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We are proud to announce that EY Canada has awarded Tom Leavitt the Pacific EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, after naming him the category winner in Business to Business services.

This prestigious business award recognizes Tom Leavitt, but it also gives recognition to all the people who have followed his leadership, shared his vision and worked as a team to grow Leavitt Machinery as a business and a brand.

The win means that Tom will be representing the Pacific region when he goes to Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Gala on November 25th. He will be competing against top entrepreneurs from the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic regions for this prestigious honor.

“Tom is a true innovator,” says Lui Petrollini, Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Program Director. “He’s turned a good idea into a successful business that thrives on innovative thinking. From business processes to new technologies, Tom’s desire for continuous improvement is what sets him apart.”

Since 2001 when Tom founded Leavitt Machinery, we have worked as a team to build a strong foundation of innovation and exceptional industry knowledge. In this time we have grown from 10 to 24 branches and expanded from 3 to 5 territories in both Canada and the USA, making us one of the fastest growing materials handling equipment dealers in North America.

“Gravity-defying entrepreneurs do more than just grow their businesses – they grow their communities,” says Petrollini, “We’re thrilled to recognize Tom and the amazing achievements of Leavitt Machinery in and outside of the boardroom.”

Tom has taken his dedication to continuous improvement and is striving to make a difference globally through Leavitt Machinery’s charity Harvest for Humanity. Through this charity, Leavitt Machinery employees have donated goods, raised money and even traveled to Haiti to teach English and offer their services to our children’s home and the orphans who live there. It is through these self-sustaining, income generating and educational projects that we set ourselves above the rest as humanitarians as well as industry leading business men and women.

Join us in celebrating this amazing achievement, and thank you all for your dedication and hard work.

“Thanks, it belongs to all of us.” ~ Tom Leavitt ~