TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - Enercare Inc. ("Enercare") (TSX: ECI), one of North America's leading providers of essential home and commercial services and energy solutions, is pleased to announce that Evelyn Sutherland, Chief Financial Officer, has been named a Women's Executive Network ("WXN") 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
Sutherland, who joined Enercare in 2011, is part of an executive team that has led the company through a period of exponential growth in both revenue and the size of its workforce, as well as the creation of significant shareholder value.
"I am honoured to have been named as a WXN Top 100 Award Winner," said Sutherland. "Enercare has made many positive strides in achieving gender parity among management and executive staff. With approximately 50% of women at the executive level, Enercare has created an environment for women at all levels to be successful."
Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Canada's top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Sutherland will be presented the Scotiabank Corporate Executives Award during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24. The award recognizes women who hold senior positions in Canada's publicly-traded and privately owned companies, pension funds and co-operatives. Nominees were evaluated on vision and leadership throughout their careers, as well as their contributions to their organization's corporate performance, management and strategic direction, and community service.
"I am very proud of Evelyn. This is such a great accomplishment and so well deserved," said John Macdonald, President and CEO of Enercare. "She has, and continues to be, a key leader for our brand and has been instrumental in not only driving our results, but has been such a valuable contributor to our corporate vision and culture, helping to shape the future direction of our organization."
The Top 100 Awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what's possible.
"Women are not just leading companies, headlines and new deals, we're doing so in record numbers. In addition to closing the gender gap for participation in post-secondary education and the workforce, we're excelling at the top levels of every sector," said WXN Owner and CEO, Sherri Stevens. "When WXN created Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, part of the purpose was celebration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back and appreciate the hard work and hurdle jumping it took to get here."
Evelyn Sutherland joins a prestigious community of past Award Winners, including Canada's most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, President, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, Royal Bank of Canada.
The full list of WXN's 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.
About Evelyn Sutherland
Evelyn Sutherland was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Enercare and each of its subsidiaries in August 2011. Since her appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Enercare has quadrupled its revenue and market cap, and delivered total shareholder returns of 232%. This represents a return that is nearly 20 times the return of the S&P/TSX Composite over the same period and places Enercare in the top 10% of companies included in the S&P/TSX Composite.
Prior to joining Enercare, Evelyn was Chief Financial Officer of Scott's Real Estate Investment Trust and prior to that appointment, she was the Chief Financial Officer of the Unified Purchasing Group of Canada.
Evelyn currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe Branch and serves as the Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Evelyn is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant. She became a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Enercare Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ECI). As one of North America's largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies with approximately 3,800 employees under its Enercare and Service Experts brands, Enercare is a leading provider of water heaters, water treatment, furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC rental products, plumbing services, protection plans and related services. With operations in Canada and the United States, Enercare serves approximately 1.6 million customers annually. Enercare is also the largest non-utility sub-meter provider, with electricity, water, thermal and gas metering contracts for condominium and apartment suites in Canada and through its Triacta brand, a premier designer and manufacturer of advanced sub-meters and sub-metering solutions.
For more information on Enercare visit enercare.ca. Additional information regarding Enercare is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Source: Enercare Inc.
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
WXN inspires smart women to lead. WXN delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize the global community of more than 22,000 women, men and their organizations. WXN enables partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is led by CEO Sherri Stevens, owner of the award-winning, multi-million dollar Workforce Management Company Stevens Resource Group Inc., which she established in 1990. In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.
More information and details are available at www.wxnetwork.com or www.top100women.ca.