BURLINGTON, Ontario – The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has awarded Emmie Leung, founder and CEO of Emterra Group, the 2018 Leader of the Year.
Presenting the award at a gala event in Woodbridge, Ontario, the 2017 winner, Terry Elliott, president of a plastics blow molder and injection molder company called Scepter, described Leung as a “driving force for waste resources management and recycling across Canada for almost four decades.”
Elliott credited Leung for her entrepreneurial leadership in building a company comprising five divisions that “create and deliver products and services that enable people and businesses to be stewards of the environment and the future.”
Leung accepted the award saying she was both surprised and honoured to be selected the winner of CPIA’s top leadership recognition.
“I owe this award and recognition to my team, I want to thank them for supporting the organization and everything we stand for,” Leung said during her acceptance presentation who also recognized the many partners, customers and suppliers present during the event.
“The future is bright and if we continue to work together and draw from the knowledge and experience of each other we can reach our goals, work towards a circular economy and build a sustainable environment for today and for the future.”