CME Awards Program

Hall of Fame

Brian Klaponski

Brian Klaponski is the President & CEO of Carte International, a company created by local businessmen established a joint-venture with RTE Corporation, a large US transformer manufacturer. Many product line extensions were made over the years to the point where Carte now features a complete line of single phase and three phase liquid filled distribution transformer products. Brian has grown and developed Carte International since 1994 into the company it is today. Brian introduced Lean Manufacturing to the company after a trip to Japan and leads his team to succeed.

Brian has served on the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Manitoba Board of Directors for several terms and has a strong focus and commitment to organizational effectiveness, training, leadership and sustainability efforts.