MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 27, 2013) - ACCEO Solutions, a leading Canadian company in the field of IT consulting services and business and financial solutions for SMBs, is thrilled to congratulate its president and chief executive officer, Gilles Létourneau, for receiving the MÉRITIC Honoris Causa Award from Réseau ACTION TI. The MÉRITIC Awards celebrate individuals in the IT industry who have distinguished themselves through their expertise and savoir-faire. The awards were given out at this year's edition of the OCTAS gala, which was held on May 25. Before an audience of some 700 industry members, Mr. Létourneau was granted the Honoris Causa Award in recognition of his outstanding career in IT.

In addition to being honoured for the significant impact he has had both on his own company and on the IT industry in general, Mr. Létourneau was also inducted into the Cercle des Grands Bâtisseurs Québécois des TI (the "Circle of Great Québécois IT Builders"), which was established by Réseau ACTION TI in 2003.

Since he first ventured out into business in 1988, Gilles Létourneau has been actively involved in the IT sector's expansion in Quebec. Throughout the years, he has raised millions of dollars to found companies, stimulating the industry as a whole. A passionate entrepreneur, tireless motivator, and fine communicator, Mr. Létourneau has an undeniable talent for getting his ideas and his vision across with enthusiasm and conviction. Under his leadership, ACCEO Solutions (formerly GFI Solutions), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has become a model of success. It goes without saying that the man behind this success did not get to the top without first-rate support, and it is by continuing to guide, lead, and mobilize exceptional people that he intends to keep the momentum going, while giving back to the community.

"There are many reasons why Gilles Létourneau is seminal to both the IT industry and the business world in general. He stands as an example for and an inspiration to his peers," says Patrice-Guy Martin, president and CEO of Réseau ACTION TI. "Having been in this industry for more than 20 years, I've seen the evolution of the industry itself and of the major players who have laid its foundations. Mr. Létourneau is part of this group, and it's time to honour him in style by conferring upon him the prestigious MÉRITIC Honoris Causa Award."

"The IT field enjoys an energy and vitality of which I'm very proud to be a part, and to which I'm very proud to have been actively contributing for more than two decades," says Gilles Létourneau. "Although my company is where it is today thanks to effort, drive, and market opportunities, passion and unlimited ambition are what have allowed me to move forward - and they continue to guide me every day."

Gilles Létourneau won't be slowing down anytime soon. He intends to see to ACCEO Solutions' ongoing growth and continue working to solidify Quebec's key role in North American IT by drawing on the wealth of cutting-edge skills available in the province and helping to develop them even further.

About ACCEO Solutions

Leading Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions, which is currently experiencing an active growth phase, boasts nearly 1000 employees, approximately 55 000 clients, and annual revenues of over $100 million. Its most recent acquisitions include Les Systèmes Informatiques O.G.C., Tender Retail, activeMédia Développement, Fortsum Business Solutions, and Bell Business Solutions. These acquisitions have enabled the company to break into new and promising vertical markets and extend its product and service offering to businesses of all sizes and to municipalities and other public service organizations. For more information, please go to

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Caroline Doyon
Senior Consultant
Simard Hamel Communications
514 287-9811, ext. 25

Andre Desjardins
Marketing Director, Shared Services
ACCEO Solutions Inc.
514 288-7161, ext. 3586