Oppy chairman, president and CEO John Anderson is flanked by his wife Jo-Anne and son Ryan at the March 1 gala event in Toronto where Anderson accepted his Canada's Most Admired CEO award. ( Courtesy The Oppenheimer Group )

John Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group, was honored among Canada’s Most Admired CEOs at a gala event March 1 in Toronto.

The honor was announced in November, when Anderson was selected by Waterstone Human Capital and MacKay CEO Forums in the program’s Enterprise category, executives of companies that earn annual revenues of $1 billion or more, according to a news release.

Anderson was noted for his success in creating a winning culture at Oppy, which sustains a competitive advantage.

Oppy’s traditions and values stretch back 160 years this year, and Anderson has preserved those values as he moved the company forward over his 43-year tenure, according to the release.

“I continue to be extremely proud of the Oppy team and the amazing things we achieve day-in and day-out,” Anderson said in the release. “While it is very gratifying to be recognized, my own admiration goes to the hard-working, results-focused group that meets the challenges of our complex business with steadfast support of one another.”

Last year, Oppy received recognition for having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and this year once again is on the Canada’s Best Managed Companies list, its 17th year for that honor. Andersen has earned numerous other honors as well, including the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chile America Chamber of Commerce, 2014 Business in Vancouver BC CEO Award, 2014 Acquisitions International Business Excellence Award, 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Canada’s Pacific Region, and more, according to the release.