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Dolores Richardson Named a Finalist for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award


At Pac Auto Body Parts is proud to announce that Dolores Richardson, president, has been named a Finalist for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Profit Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pro-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. The program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women.

Dolores Richardson of At Pac (left) has been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. Dolores is seen here at the 2015 ABPA Annual Meeting with Jack Gillis of CAPA, and Gary Suchan of At Pac.
Dolores Richardson of At Pac (left) has been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. Dolores is seen here at the 2015 ABPA Annual Meeting with Jack Gillis of CAPA, and Gary Suchan of At Pac.

Out of 5,500 nominees, 18 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 6 Award Categories. The PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship is dedicated to a female entrepreneur who has launched and built one or more successful companies with a track record of growth, profitability, industry leadership and breaking new ground. This pre-eminent entrepreneur possesses the drive, managerial acumen and leadership traits that others aspire to have, and has positioned herself for future achievement. She is a role model for all those who believe in the power of entrepreneurship and her exploits have generated an uncommon degree of economic growth and social change. Dolores Richardson is one of the Regional Finalists being recognized in this category, representing the East region.

At Pac Auto Body Parts is a Canadian family owned company. We started our operations in 1983 and we were the first to import aftermarket body parts into Canada. Aftermarket parts offer the consumer, either direct or through insurance repair an alternative part at a competitive price.

Through our branches in Montreal, Gatineau and Quebec we serve most of the Quebec territory and Eastern Ontario. We complete our distribution with our network of distributors who offer an equivalent service in regions which we do not service direct.

The inventory of our Montreal warehouse is one of the largest in the industry.

At Pac’s philosophy has always been to develop solid customer relationships and provide the best possible service and products. One key strategy that has made a significant impact on the success of the company is complete commitment to client satisfaction, which not only extends to the quality of the product but also encompasses post sale service.

Ms. Richardson declared: “I was excited to learn of my nomination by Nabil Eweida from RBC. I am extremely honoured to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award. My father had the vision of what replacement parts could do for the auto repair industry. Our growth is due to long hours and hard work by our team of family members and dedicated employees. I am very proud of my team and their continued support.”

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams. Dolores Richardson is an excellent candidate for this award. Being a woman in a male dominated industry was an obstacle that she overcame. She was always compelled to prove her worth as a woman in the industry and this pushed her to work harder in allowing the company to flourish.

The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 23rd Annual Awards Gala hosted by Diane Francis, editor at large for the Financial Post, and celebrity host, Cheryl Hickey from ET Canada, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Fairmount Royal York in Toronto.

All nominees were required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to a due diligence by Deloitte Private Client Services.

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