McDougall Energy Maintains National Recognition with Gold Standard Win


Northern Ontario family business requalifies for Canada’s Best Managed honours for sixth year in a row

McDougall Energy Inc. has once again requalified as a Gold Standard winner with Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This is the Sault Ste. Marie based company’s sixth win as it was first named a winner back in 2011. The 2017 Best Managed program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

“It is much more than just financial performance,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from an entire organization.”

Now in its third generation of family ownership, McDougall Energy has grown to become one of the largest integrated distributors of Esso and Mobil products in Canada. The 72 year old energy company operates in various regions across Canada serving Business, Residential and Retail customers. McDougall Energy’s steady focus to provide top quality products and services that create Peace of Mind for their customers has been a recipe for success.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards program recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.

“I’d like to thank Canada’s Best Managed Companies judges, coaches and sponsors for the prestigious award. As a 2016 Best Managed Gold Standard company I am honoured to be listed alongside the country’s leading Canadian-owned companies.” explains McDougall Energy President, Darren McDougall. “Since first being recognized in 2011, we have not forgotten the value and prestige that comes with being united under such a unique distinction. We are driven to maintain a high level of business excellence while continuing to care for the communities we serve. Each of our loyal customers, dedicated employees, family members and critical partners have contributed to our growth. This designation belongs to all of them.”

2017 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 19, 2017.  On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.


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