National Treasure #91: Doug Golosky

Doug Golosky is a local Fort McMurray boy who made good.  Real good.

He grew a one-truck welding company into a multi-million dollar company that employed about 1,000 people, and then branched out into the big time. 

Along the way:

He was “pivotal to the development of the Northeastern Alberta [Aboriginal] Business Association in 1993 and sat on the board of Alberta Chamber of Resources steering committee for Aboriginal Programs in the Resources Industries initiative.”  (Lynco Eagle)

He was cited as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people. (Alberta Venture, July 2006)

He was awarded an Honorary Bachelors of Business Administration by NAIT in 2015 (Alberta Native News, and watch his speech here), among a few other awards he received over the years:

  • Regional Aboriginal Recognition Entrepreneurial Award
  • Syncrude Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Hiring/Training Practices with Aboriginal Population
  • Alberta Chambers of Resources 2005 Resource Person of the Year
  • National Aboriginal Achievement Award (2005) for Business and Commerce
  • President’s Award
  • Ivan Ahenakew Award of the Interprovincial Association on Native Employment
  • Alberta Provincial winner of the National Association for Excellence in Business Education Partnerships from the Conference Board of Canada
  • Induction into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame (watch the 4-minute video)

And then, of course, there’s his development work with Aboriginal communities and his commitment to Aboriginal education and employment, especially in the trades.

 

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