Christie Wins INAUGURAL ONTARIO EXPORTS LEADERSHIP award
Kitchener Christie has earned the first Ontario Exports Leadership Award. The award, presented by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Glacier Media, is given to the Ontario company that champions the cause of exporting within its industry.
Christie was also a finalist in the Value-Added Manufactured Goods category, which recognizes an Ontario company that adds value to assemblies or products for export. The awards, honoring 26 finalists in seven sector categories, were presented at a special gala luncheon at the International Centre in Toronto, November 25. Held for the first time in Ontario, the awards paid tribute to the innovative approaches and contributions of Ontario export companies and the individuals who created those success stories.
“The Leadership Award recognizes a company or individual pushing the boundaries on exporting excellence. Christie stood out for its track record of investing in research and development to bring breakthrough, industry-first technologies to the world,” said Lisa Wichmann, chair of the 2014 Ontario Export Awards selection committee. “Christie is also cultivating the next generation of exporters and innovators through a highly-regarded co-op program and at the same time, continuing its development of sustainability and employee and community engagement programs.”
Commenting on the win, Gerry Remers, President and Chief Operating Officer of Christie Digital Systems Canada, said, “It is an honor to receive the Leadership Award as it not only demonstrates the company’s role in exporting, but it is an industry peer and community recognition for Christie’s spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce dedication.”
The Ontario Export Awards are a division of the Canada Export Awards, which have been hosted provincially in British Columbia and Alberta for decades.