Join CME at the 2019 Gala Awards Dinner on March 21, 2019, to celebrate manufacturing and exporting excellence in Manitoba. This is an opportunity to honour the Hall of Fame, Pioneer, Export and Emerging award recipients.
Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients!
2019 Pioneer Award
Jan den Oudsten, New Flyer
The Pioneer award will look back at those people who began a manufacturing business in Manitoba and nurtured it into a successful company. Most Manitoba companies are home-grown organizations and this award will recognize the key builders of our manufacturing community. Pioneer Award recipients will have launched a successful company that significantly increased employment in manufacturing. The business may have successfully been passed on to others but is still viably operating.
2019 Hall of Fame Awards
Brian Klaponski, Carte International
Gary Anderson, Ag Growth International, Clean Seed Capital Group
The Hall of Fame award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the development of their company or companies and success in their chosen industry. These individuals are visionary leaders and exhibit these qualities through the design or implementation of revolutionary products, systems or processes. They are strongly integrated into the community and demonstrate a positive impact with youth and students.
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2019 Export Award
Canadian Kraft Paper Industries
The Export award is granted each year to a company demonstrating excellence in expanding into geographic markets and through significant and sustained export sales. This company has achieved a certain degree revenue growth either through regular operations or the creation of additional product lines or the innovation of existing designs. They exhibit good corporate citizenship and have contributed to the expansion of Manitoban and Canadian employment.
2019 Emerging Award
The Emerging award is designed to capture businesses that have started new companies with significant future potential. It will recognize relatively new companies who are distinguishing themselves through growth, impact and innovation. These organizations are likely to become future leaders in Manitoba manufacturing and exporting.