The ABA awards committee named Great Expressions Fastest Growing Company of the Year while also recognizing Richard Beckman, GEDC CEO, as a Bronze winner for Executive of the Year and Maverick of the Year. Greg Nodland, GEDC COO, was also named a Bronze winner for Executive of the Year and together with Beckman was awarded the Bronze award for Management Team of the Year. In addition to the Stevie Awards, GEDC was selected as a Michigan Economic Bright Spot by Corp! Magazine.
“As a company, we strive to continue to grow in our existing communities, while expanding into new markets to provide the highest quality of care possible,” said Beckman. “I’m fortunate to have strong leaders at all levels of our organization, working beside me and in our offices across the country. I am grateful to these leaders and to my team for their continued commitment to ensuring our patients receive the high-quality service they deserve, as well as to the two organizations that have honored us with these awards.”
As a team, Beckman and Nodland have led GEDC from a Michigan-based DSO with 21 dental centers to an elite DSO with more than 280 practices across 10 states. In the past year, the organization reported substantial growth with 16 affiliations, 40 new offices and 200 new staff members and its revenue increased by nearly $40 million.
“Each award is confirmation our organization is headed in the right direction, and our team, at all levels, is strong enough to support our continued growth,” Beckman stated.
The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and to generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Here is the complete calendar for the Steve Awards. To learn how to nominate someone for this award click HERE.
Stevie Award judges include executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business educators. Each of the awards programs harnesses the insights and talents of more than 200 judges every year. Anyone can apply to be a judge for one or more of the seven Stevie Awards programs which are: The American Business Awards, The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Great Employers, The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and The Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Each Stevie Awards program has its own website, categories, schedule, and requirements.
For the last ten years, Corp! Magazine has been celebrating the companies that have continued to demonstrate economic growth, expansion and hiring Michigan’s brightest talent. This awards event is called Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots.