SAINT-EUSTACHE, Quebec--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HGreg President, John Hairabedian, was selected among 19 finalists for the 2021 EY Entrepreneur of The Year Program. Members of the independent jury will choose seven among them to represent Quebec at the national celebration in November 2021.
"This nomination is not only a remarkable personal accomplishment but, above all, a great source of pride for our company, our management team and all our employees, with whom I share this honour today," said John Hairabedian, President of HGreg. "This award motivates us to continue focusing creatively on innovation, growth and prosperity in all areas of our business."
Under Mr. Hairabedian's leadership, HGreg has grown into one of the fastest growing automotive dealership groups in North America, redefining the preowned car market in Quebec and beyond. Clearly branding itself as an automotive technology company, the past year at HGreg has been marked by sustained expansion on the West Coast of the United States, with a total of three storefronts in California, in addition to several in Florida, totaling 32 dealerships across North America.
"Despite continued adversity facing the entrepreneurial ecosystem during this pandemic, it was extremely positive to see the determination and resilience shown by these companies," explains Luc Charbonneau, Co-director of the Quebec EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program. "Whether it's creating new business models or changing traditional ones, this year’s finalists are responding to disruption with agility and innovation. Entrepreneurs will play an important role in shaping and rebuilding our economy and this group gives me confidence that we will be successful in the future.”
HGreg also received several other recognitions this past year: Canada's Best Managed Companies, the Consumer Choice Award, several distinctions from Cargurus' Top Rated Dealers and AutoHebdo.net's top award, in addition to breaking sales records for many new-vehicle dealerships.
Founded in 1993, HGreg- which includes both HGrégoire and HGreg.com- is committed to simplifying the car buying process through its core values of excellence in customer service, transparency, smart use of technology and a refreshing customer-focused philosophy. Supported by a passionate team of more than 1,700 car lovers, HGreg operates 32 dealerships in North America, including 20 in Quebec, offering both pre-owned and new vehicles. For more information visit hgregoire.com.
About the EY Entrepreneur of the Year
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the business world’s most prestigious award given to unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders drive the innovation, growth and prosperity that transform the world. The program provides entrepreneurs with perspectives and experiences that stimulate growth. It allows them to establish contacts with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship the world over. One-of-a-kind and truly global in scope, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards honour entrepreneurs through regional and national competitions in more than 145 cities and 60 countries. Winners will compete with those from other countries for the title of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. ey.com/gpe.