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6 Oct. 2023 Calgary, CA

CEO of Stream-Flo Group of Companies named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Prairies

Mark McNeill recognized for transforming the energy sector with industry-leading technology and solutions.

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Mark McNeill recognized for transforming the energy sector with industry-leading technology and solutions.

Mark McNeill, President and CEO of The Stream-Flo Group of Companies — manufacturers of world-class equipment and solutions for the global energy industry — is this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Prairies Overall Award winner. McNeill was recognized as the region’s winner alongside 11 other entrepreneurs at last night’s celebration, hosted in Calgary.

“Recognized as a trailblazer in the energy industry, McNeill turned a wellhead manufacturing company into a transformative business that’s achieving sustainable and incremental growth across North America,” says Rob Jolley, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Program Co-Director. “He brings purpose-driven leadership, demonstrated with a strong focus on ESG, a commitment to ethical oil production and active support of the local communities where Stream-Flo operates.”

Mark McNeill, President and CEO of The Stream-Flo Group of Companies, accepting overall award at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Prairies celebration.

The Stream-Flo Group of Companies has not only expanded the wellhead technology — used to manage oil or gas flow at well surfaces — into alternative energy spaces in North America. The company has also pioneered the idea of providing wellhead and choke valve technology to support energy production in developing nations. Through their products and solutions, the company is committed to assisting customers in achieving their goals and offering superior stability in an unpredictable world.

The company prioritizes ethical and responsible actions, emphasizing meaningful engagement with Indigenous neighbors and implementing resource-saving measures, reflecting a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. They also actively support their employees and communities through scholarships, educational initiatives, and contributions to local recreation facilities and charitable activities.

“We’re honoured to recognize fearless risk takers like McNeill who are revolutionizing industries while giving back to the community,” says Bill Hamilton, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Program Co-Director. “McNeill was celebrated among other outstanding entrepreneurs across the construction, technology, health care and talent management sectors who are creating positive social and economic impact in the Prairies region and beyond.”

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Prairies award winners:

Blake Menning and Michael Doerksen | All Choice Rentals Ltd.

Mogens Smed | Falkbuilt

Sam Pillar | Jobber

Sunil Vedula | Nanoprecise Sci Corp

Dr. Husein Moloo | PurposeMed

Kiely Maclean | RJ Maclean Inc.

Amanda Hall | Summit Nanotech

Bobbie Racette | Virtual Gurus

Gursh Bal and Kai Fahrion | Zeno Renewables

What’s next?

As the Prairies region’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023, McNeill will compete with winners from the Pacific, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic regions for the national honour of Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023, to be presented at a celebration on November 30, 2023 in Toronto. In June 2024, Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 will move to the world stage to compete with more than 50 other country recipients for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The YearTM, hosted in Monaco.

More information

Follow @EYCanada and #EOYPrairies on Twitter for the latest event updates. Visit for more program details and a complete list of category finalists and gala dates in other regions.

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About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs across Canada who master the artful balance of passion, determination, character and skill to create businesses that address the most complex challenges and build a better working world. By joining the program, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate success with your team, inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and gain access to an exclusive global network of program participants that helps build connections, fuel success and navigate long-term growth.

The 2023 Prairies independent judging panel comprises James Boettcher, Chief Empowerment Officer, Righteous Gelato; Desirée Bombenon, CEO and Chief Disruption Officer, SureCall; JoeAnne Hardy, President, WBM Technologies; Tiffany Kaminsky, Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Symend Inc.; and Ashif Mawji, Managing Partner, ScaleGood Fund.

This year's program national sponsors are TSX Inc., Air Canada and Hillberg & Berk.

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