Kwantlen Polytechnic University:
The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Business Award:
The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Business Award was created in the memory Ed Coates who was a true entrepreneur in the automotive business world. As Co-founder, President, and CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, a Maple Ridge based company established in 1974, Ed took his original small automotive parts store and through perseverance, courage and an unfailing belief in his vision over the course of 40 years, molded it into the largest privately held automotive parts distributor in Canada. It is our hope that the recipient will be inspired by Ed’s entrepreneurial passion and drive as an industry icon. This award is awarded to a student who shows high academic achievement, financial need, and strong leadership skills.