2019 Gala Award Recipients

CME seeks to recognize individuals and companies who have achieved notable success in initiating, improving, or growing a manufacturing business in Manitoba.
These awards are designed to recognize excellence in a public way through a special awards gala held each year during Manufacturing Week and through the Hall of Fame display located in the University of Manitoba Engineering atrium. CME seeks to honor Manitoba Manufacturers in the following areas:

Community Contribution

The Community Contribution award celebrates Manitoba companies who have over time, demonstrated a commitment to supporting and building their community. This will be evidenced by community actions such as financial support, volunteering, participating in organizations, initiating improvements, and being involved in initiatives that build the social as well as economic landscape. Recipients will have gained a good reputation and be considered as a role model in creating a positive image for the manufacturing sector.

Emerging

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.

Export

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.

Hall of Fame

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.

Partner

The Partner Award is presented to an organization that, through tireless support or advocacy, has made a notable contribution to the Manitoba manufacturing and exporting community. It recognizes partners and service providers that have demonstrated a measurable impact on the growth, sustainability or mission of manufacturing companies. Recipients are widely recognized for their integrity, dedication and collaboration in service to manufacturing.

Pioneer

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.

Nomination Form

To nominate a Manitoba Manufacturer for any of these awards, please see criteria and nomination form. Deadline for Nominations is October 30th.

A panel of business and academic leaders will evaluate the candidates presented for each of these awards with the final selections identified by November 30th.

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Awards Gala

On April 15, we prepare to celebrate manufacturing and exporting excellence in Manitoba at the CME Gala Awards. This year, although we will gather together, apart, as the event goes virtual, we are nevertheless excited to celebrate. And in that spirit, we have exciting news to share: in collaboration with our generous event sponsors, we have decided to open the celebration to members and beyond at no charge!

Perhaps now more than ever, it is important to hear from industry leaders and pioneers and to showcase our Made-in-Manitoba success stories to as many members of our manufacturing community as we can, to lead and inspire others on their journeys.

Please help spread the news and register your colleagues, friends and family to join us at no cost. Whether you are celebrating yourself in your home or with colleagues (safely distanced) in the workplace, let’s come together and celebrate the best manufacturing has to offer this spring! Register here.

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Ernest Guertin

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2021

Ivor Perry

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2021

RTDS Technologies

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2021

International Truck Body

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2021

Jan den Oudsten

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2019

Gary Anderson

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2019

Brian Klaponski

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2019

Canadian Kraft Paper Industries

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2019

JCA Electronics

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2019

Charles Balmer (Valmar)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2018

Red River College

AWARD TYPE

Partner

YEAR

2018

Roy Cook

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2018

Floform

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2018

Clearline Technologies

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2018

Emeric V Duha IX (The Duha Group)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2017

Neil Carlson (The Carlson Group)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2017

Friesens Corporation (Friesens Corporation)

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2017

The Winning Combination (The Winning Combination)

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2017

Peter Barkman (Barkman Concrete)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2016

The University of Manitoba: of Engineering Asper School of Business | Faculty (The University of Manitoba: Asper School of Business | Faculty of Engineering)

AWARD TYPE

Partner

YEAR

2016

Bruce Berry (Winpak Ltd.)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2016

BEHLEN Industries LP

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2016

Manitobah Mukluks

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2016

Ernest Harry Price (Price Industries)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2015

Garry Leach (MRM Steel Ltd.)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2015

Black Cat Blades

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2015

FXR Factory Racing

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2015

Boeing Canada Operations Ltd.

AWARD TYPE

Community Contribution

YEAR

2015

Rob Stenson (Ag Growth International)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2014

Paul Soubry (New Flyer Industries)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2014

Bob Silver (Western Glove Works)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2014

Hylife Ltd.

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2014

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2014

David W. (D.W.) Friesen (D.W. Friesen & Sons)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2013

Philipp R. Ens (Triple E Canada Ltd.)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2013

Bill Fast (Willmar Windows)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2013

Cubex

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2013

HERD

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2013

Harry Zoltok (Motor Coach Industries)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2012

Herb Buller (Kitchen Craft)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2012

Gene Dunn (Monarch Industries)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2012

Conviron

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2012

Intelligent Hospital Systems

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2012

Abram A. DeFehr (DeFehr Furniture & Palliser Furniture)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2011

Magellan Aerospace

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2011

IMRIS

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2011

John J. Klassen (Monarch Industries Inc.)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2010

Ken Holland (Carte International Inc.)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2010

John Buhler (Buhler Industries Inc.)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2010

Westfield

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2010

E.H. Price Limited

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2010

Peter Pakosh & Roy Robinson (Versatile)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2009

John Koslowsky (Puratone)

AWARD TYPE

Pioneer

YEAR

2009

Russ Edwards (Westman Group)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2009

Art DeFehr (Palliser Furniture)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2009

Can-Oat Milling

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2009

Genuwine Cellars

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2009

Acrylon

AWARD TYPE

Emerging

YEAR

2009

Lawrence O. Pollard (Pollard Banknote Limited)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2008

New Flyer Industries

AWARD TYPE

Export

YEAR

2008

Joseph Andrew MacDonald (MacDon Industries)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2007

J. Robert Lavery (Winpak Ltd.)

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2007

2006 Inductees

AWARD TYPE

Hall of Fame

YEAR

2006

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