John Forgeron, Phil Ness and Scott Douglas of Compass Compression Services Ltd. were selected as the overall winners in the Energy Services Division at Tuesday night's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Prairies Region awards gala.
From Left to Right: John Forgeron - Owner & President, Phil Ness - Owner & Vice President Operations, Doug Eger - Chief Financial Officer, Melissa Johnson - Marketing & Communications, Kirk Dunn - Service Manager, Scott Douglas - Owner & Vice President Sales.
The group's entrepreneurial journey started in 2008 when they acquired Compass Compression. With a keen ability to find opportunities where others failed to, they grew the company by 400 per cent through the economic downturn and transformed it into one of the most competitive suppliers in its field.
"Entrepreneurs often think differently about risk and are driven by exciting challenges," said John Forgeron, President of Compass Compression. "They have the resolve to face anything and get the job done."
The trio set out to create a culture where individual competencies could be developed and leveraged to launch their business into the forefront of the industry. The entrepreneurial path is often uncharted and answers are unclear so the group relied on their intuition, determination and past experiences to assemble a team of key players who shared their passion to change the way the industry approaches business. Today they attribute their success to their team, and share this award and great honour with their employees.
"We are truly honoured to receive this award," said John, Phil & Scott of Compass Compression, in a message to their team. "It is only achieved through the contribution, dedication and talents of our employees; we couldn't have done it without you all, thank you."
About the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world. The Canadian program is in its 18th year of honouring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award winners are chosen based on a number of factors, including their vision, leadership, financial performance and social responsibility. To learn more, visit www.ey.com/CA/en/About-us/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year.
About Compass Compression
Compass Compression Services Ltd. is a manufacturer of engineered natural gas compression packages, offering both custom and standard screw, reciprocating and vane compressor packages, ranging between 5 and 5000 horsepower. Along with detailed engineering and quality fabrication, they partner with the best OEM's in the business to ensure their products are the most reliable in the industry.
Compass also provides service and support through the lifecycle of the project from planning and purchasing through installation maintenance, field services and beyond. To learn more, visit www.compasscompression.com.