Visionary leaders and innovators among CME Manitoba award recipients

2019 award recipients to be honoured at CME Gala Dinner

January 14, 2019 – Three local business leaders and two Manitoba organizations will receive this year’s Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Awards. The CME awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution in achieving world-class benchmarks in the manufacturing and exporting industry. Awards will be presented during Manitoba Manufacturing Week at CME’s annual gala dinner, March 21, 2019. “Manufacturing continues to be a driving factor in our province’s economic health. CME works in partnership with manufacturers and exporters to help them excel at home and bring Manitoba-made products to the world,” said Ron Koslowsky, CME Vice President. “The CME Awards pay tribute to the people and companies that have contributed to the growing and vibrant manufacturing industry we have in Manitoba today.”

2019 CME Award Recipients


Celebrating individuals who have consistently demonstrated visionary leadership and designed or implemented new or revolutionary products, systems or processes

Gary Anderson, Ag Growth International, Clean Seed Capital Group

Brian Klaponski, Carte International


Celebrating individuals who began a manufacturing business in Manitoba and nurtured it into a successful company

Jan den Oudsten, New Flyer Industries


Celebrating a company that demonstrates excellence in expanding its market numerically and geographically.


Celebrating new companies with significant future potential that are distinguishing their business through growth, impact and innovation

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About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada being acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing, and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.


Ron Koslowsky

Vice President Manitoba

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters