May 19, 2020

Canada's best managed companies 2016

CIBC
Management
Business Canada
Deloitte
anna smith
7 min
Canada's best managed companies 2016

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Smiths School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, Canadian Business has compiled a list of Canada’s best managed companies.

What must a business have done to  make this list?

“They demonstrate that you can run a great business in any segment and any community by sticking to timeless principles,” says Peter Brown, senior practice leader at Deloitte Canada. “They’ve figured out that it takes a village to raise a business.” 

Without further ado, here’s the list of Canada’s best managed companies, 2016. We opted for the companies that have earned the “Best Managed” honour seven years or more in a row:

 

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

Consumer Business

North Vancouver, BC

 

Acadian Seaplants Limited

Manufacturing

Dartmouth, NS

 

Adastra Corporation

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Markham, ON

 

ADI Group Inc.

Real Estate

Fredericton, NB

 

All Weather Windows

Manufacturing

Edmonton, AB

 

Alliance Energy Ltd.

Real Estate

Regina, SK

 

Allied Global Holdings Inc.

Contact Centre Solutions Provider

Newmarket, ON

 

altis.excelHR

Staffing Industry

Ottawa, ON

 

Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.

Consumer Business

Burnaby, BC

 

Apollo Health and Beauty Care

Manufacturing

Toronto, ON

 

Armour Transportation Systems

Truckload and LTL For Hire Carrier, Warehousing & Logistics

Moncton, NB

 

Armstrong Fluid Technology

Manufacturing

Toronto, ON

 

Artopex inc.

Manufacturing

Granby, QC

 

ASL Distribution Services Limited

Transportation, Value-Added Warehousing and Logistics

Oakville, ON

 

Associated Engineering

Consulting Professional Services

Edmonton, AB

 

ATRAHAN Transformation

Manufacturing

Yamachiche, QC

 

B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd.

Consumer Business

Winnipeg, MB

 

Bayshore HealthCare

Health Care

Mississauga, ON

 

BBA

Genie-conseil

Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

 

BCF s.e.n.c.r.l. / LLP

Services juridiques

Montréal, QC

 

Bison Transport

Consumer Business

Winnipeg, MB

 

Bodtker Group

Consumer Business

Calgary, AB

 

Boston Pizza International Inc.

Consumer Business

Richmond, BC

 

Brandt Group of Companies

Distributionand Manufacturing

Regina, SK

 

Brock Solutions Inc.

Consumer Business

Kitchener, ON

 

Cactus Restaurants Ltd.

Restaurant / Hospitality

Vancouver, BC

 

CANA Group of Companies

Real Estate

Calgary, AB

 

Canad Inns

Hospitality

Winnipeg, MB

 

CBI Health Group

Health Care

Toronto, ON

 

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.

Manufacturing

Edmonton, AB

 

Challenger Motor Freight Inc.

Consumer Business

Cambridge, ON

 

Charm Diamond Centres

Consumer Business

Dartmouth, NS

 

Clark Builders

General Contracting and Construction Services

Edmonton, AB

 

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

Banking

Surrey, BC

 

Colemans Food Centres

Consumer Business

Corner Brook, NL

 

Concentra Financial

Finance/Banking

Saskatoon, SK

 

Conestoga Cold Storage

Consumer Business

Kitchener, ON

 

Connect First Credit Union

Financial Services

Calgary, AB

 

Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

Aquaculture

Blacks Harbour, NB

 

Day & Ross Transportation Group

Consumer Business

Hartland, NB

 

Deca Cables

Manufacturing

Trenton, ON

 

Design Group Staffing Inc

Staffing Services

Edmonton, AB

 

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Real Estate

Toronto, ON

 

Dilawri Automotive Group

Consumer Business

Winnipeg, MB

 

Dillon Consulting

Professional, scientific and technical services

Toronto, ON

 

DLGL Technologies Corporation

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Blainville, QC

 

E.B. Horsman & Son

Consumer Business

Surrey, BC

 

Eagle Professional Resources Inc.

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Ottawa, ON

 

Eastlink

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Halifax, NS

 

EllisDon Corporation

Real Estate

Mississauga, ON

 

Engineered Air

Manufacturing

Calgary, AB

 

Evans Consoles Corporation

Manufacturing

Calgary, AB

 

Evertz Technologies Limited

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Burlington, ON

 

Farrow

International Logistics - Customs Brokerage

Windsor, ON

 

Fengate Capital Management

Financial services

Toronto, ON

 

FirstEnergy Capital

Investment Banking

Calgary, AB

 

Flynn Group of Companies

Real Estate

Mississauga, ON

 

Fountain Tire

Consumer Business

Edmonton, AB

 

Friesens Corporation

Manufacturing

Altona, MB

 

G Adventures

Consumer Business

Toronto, ON

 

Genesis Hospitality Inc.

Consumer Business

Brandon, MB

 

Gentec International

Consumer Business

Markham, ON

 

Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited

Mechanical Contractor

Sharon, ON

 

GHY International

Transportation and Warehousing

Winnipeg, MB

 

Giampaolo Group

Recycling & Manufacturing

Brampton, ON

 

GJ Cahill & Company Ltd

Real Estate

St. John's, NL

 

Globalive Capital Inc.

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Toronto, ON

 

Golder Associates Ltd.

Consulting, Design and Construction Services

Calgary, AB

 

GoodLife Fitness

Fitness, Health and Wellness; Corporate & Workplace Wellness

London, ON

 

Govan Brown Construction Managers

Real Estate

Toronto, ON

 

Graham Group Ltd.

Construction

Calgary, AB

 

Great Little Box Company Ltd.

Manufacturing

Richmond, BC

 

Groupe Deschênes Inc.

Consumer Business

Montréal, QC

 

Groupe Germain inc.

Hôtellerie

Québec, QC

 

Groupe Montoni Division Construction Inc.

Real Estate

Laval, QC

 

Groupe Savoie - Les Résidences Soleil

Real Estate

Boucherville, QC

 

Groupe Sportscene inc.

Consumer Business

Boucherville, QC

 

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Consumer Business

Richmond, BC

 

Harry Rosen Inc.

Consumer Business

Toronto, ON

 

Hatch

Professional Services

Mississauga, ON

 

Holt Renfrew

Consumer Business

Toronto, ON

 

HyLife Ltd.

Manufacturing

LaBroquerie, MB

 

I.M.P. Group International Inc.

Manufacturing

Halifax, NS

 

Ideal Supply

Consumer Business

Listowel, ON

 

ITC Construction Group

Real Estate

Vancouver, BC

 

Jayman BUILT Group of Companies

Construction

Calgary, AB

 

Johnston Group Inc.

Insurance

Winnipeg, MB

 

Johnvince Foods

Consumer Business

Toronto, ON

 

JV Driver Group

Real Estate

Leduc, AB

 

Klick Inc.

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Toronto, ON

 

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.

Engineering

Vancouver, BC

 

Kriska Transportation Group Limited

Consumer Business

Prescott, ON

 

Lakeside Group of Companies

Process Automation

Mississauga, ON

 

LASIK MD

Healthcare

Montreal, QC

 

Location d'outils Simplex s.e.c.

Location d'équipement

Montréal, QC

 

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

Consumer Business

Vaughan, ON

 

Losani Homes

Real Estate

Stoney Creek, ON

 

M. Sullivan & Son Limited

Real Estate

Arnprior, ON

 

M&M Meat Shops Ltd

Consumer Business

Kitchener, ON

 

Magnotta Winery Corporation

Manufacturing

Vaughan, ON

 

Maison Laprise Inc.

Real Estate

Montmagny, QC

 

Maritime Travel Inc.

Consumer Business

Halifax, NS

 

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited

Consumer Business

Brampton, ON

 

Mastronardi Produce Limited

Consumer Business

Kingsville, ON

 

McCain Foods

Manufacturing

Florenceville-Bristol, NB

 

Medical Pharmacies Group Limited

Health Care

Markham, ON

 

Mega Group Inc.

Consumer Business

Saskatoon, SK

 

Modern Niagara Group Inc.

Real Estate

Ottawa, ON

 

Morrison Homes

Real Estate

Calgary, AB

 

newterra ltd

Manufacturing

Brockville, ON

 

Nienkämper

Manufacturing

Toronto, ON

 

NRT Technology Corp

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Toronto, ON

 

O'Regan's

Consumer Business

Dartmouth, NS

 

Odlum Brown Limited

Finance - Investment Management

Vancouver, BC

 

Omicron Canada Inc.

Real Estate

Vancouver, BC

 

Partner Technologies Incorporated

Manufacturing

Regina, SK

 

Paterson GlobalFoods Inc.

Agriculture

Winnipeg, MB

 

PCL Construction Group of Companies

construction

Edmonton, AB

 

Pelmorex Media Inc.

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Oakville, ON

 

PolyCello

Manufacturing

Amherst, NS

 

Pomerleau Inc.

Real Estate

Saint-Georges, QC

 

Procom

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Toronto, ON

 

Quadra Chemicals Ltd. / Quadra Chimie Ltee.

Consumer Business

Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

 

Quality Foods

Consumer Business

Qualicum Beach, BC

 

R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

Real Estate

Toronto, ON

 

Richardson International Limited

Agriculture

Winnipeg, MB

 

Ronald A. Chisholm Limited

International Food Merchants

Toronto, ON

 

Running Room

Consumer Business

Edmonton, AB

 

RWDI Group of Companies Consulting Engineers & Scientists

Consulting Engineering

Guelph, ON

 

Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc.

Manufacturing

Chaplin , SK

 

Servus Credit Union

Financial Services

Edmonton, AB

 

Sifton Properties Limited

Real Estate

London, ON

 

SiriusXM Canada

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Toronto, ON

 

Solutions 2 GO Inc.

Consumer Business

Mississauga, ON

 

Southmedic Inc.

Manufacturing

Barrie, ON

 

Spartan Controls Ltd.

Process Industry Controls / Technology

Calgary, AB

 

Spin Master Ltd.

Toronto, ON

 

St. Joseph Communications

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Concord, ON

 

Standard Products Inc.

Consumer Business

St. Laurent, QC

 

Steam Whistle Brewing

Manufacturing

Toronto, ON

 

Summer Fresh Salads Incorporated

Manufacturing

Woodbridge, ON

 

Tallman Truck Centre Limited

Consumer Business

Mississauga, ON

 

Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.

Oil and Gas

Calgary, AB

 

Tenaquip Limited

Consumer Business

Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

 

The Dufresne Group Inc.

Consumer Business

Winnipeg, MB

 

The Murray Automotive Group

Consumer Business

Winnipeg, MB

 

The Oppenheimer Group

Consumer Business

Coquitlam, BC

 

The Shaw Group Limited

Manufacturing

Halifax, NS

 

TransX Group of Companies

Consumer Business

Winnipeg, MB

 

Trico Homes

Real Estate

Calgary, AB

 

uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs Ltd.

Consumer Business

Richmond, BC

 

United Van Lines Ltd.

Truck Transportation and Warehousing

Mississauga, ON

 

Veritaaq

Professional Services - IT Staffing

Ottawa, ON

 

Waiward Steel LP

Fabrication

Edmonton, AB

 

Wakefield Canada Inc.

Consumer Business

Toronto, ON

 

West Wind Aviation

Consumer Business

Saskatoon, SK

 

WGI Westman Group Inc.

Winnipeg, MB

 

Wilsons

Consumer Business

Halifax, NS
 

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Jun 13, 2021

Marketing matters: from IBM to Kyndryl

CMO
Kyndryl
IBM
Leadership
Kate Birch
5 min
Former CMO for IBM Americas Maria Bartolome Winans was recently named CMO for Kyndryl. Maria talks about her new role and her leadership style

Former Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Americas, and an IBM veteran of more than 25 years, Maria Bartolome Winans was recently named CMO for Kyndryl.

Prior to joining Kyndryl as Chief Marketing Officer, Maria had a 25-year career at IBM, most recently as the tech giant’s CMO where she oversaw all marketing professionals and activities across North America, Canada and Latin America. She has held senior global marketing positions in a variety of disciplines and business units across IBM, most notably strategic initiatives in Smarter Cities and Watson Customer Engagement, as well as leading teams in services, business analytics, and mobile and industry solutions. She is known for her work with teams to leverage data, analytics and cloud technologies to build deeper engagements with customers and partners.

With a passion for marketing, business and people, and a recognized expert in data-driven marketing and brand engagement, Maria talks to Business Chief about her new role, her leadership style and what success means to her.

You've recently moved from IBM to Kyndryl, joining as CMO. Tell us about this exciting new role?

I’m Chief Marketing Officer for Kyndryl, the independent company that will be created following the separation from IBM of its Managed Infrastructure Services business, expected to occur by the end of 2021. My role is to plan, develop, and execute Kyndryl's marketing and advertising initiatives. This includes building a company culture and brand identity on which we base our marketing and advertising strategy.

We have an amazing opportunity ahead at Kyndryl to create a company brand that will stand apart in the market by leading with our people first. Once we are an independent company, each Kyndryl employee will advance the vital systems that power human progress. Our people are devoted, restless, empathetic, and anticipatory – key qualities needed as we build on existing customer relationships and cultivate new ones. Our people are at the heart of this business and I am deeply hopeful and excited for our future.

What experiences have helped prepare you for this new opportunity?

I’ve had a very rich and diverse career history at IBM that has lasted 25+ years. I started out in sales but landed explored opportunities at IBM in different roles, business units, geographies, and functions. Marketing and business are my passions and I landed on Marketing because it allowed me to utilize both my left and right brain, bringing together art and science. In college, I was no tonly a business major, but an art major. I love marketing because I can leverage my extensive knowledge of business, while also being able to think openly and creatively.

The opportunities I was given during my time at IBM and my natural curiosity have led me to the path I’m on now and there’s no better next career step than a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to help launch a company. The core of my role at Kyndryl is to create a culture centered on our people and growing up in my career at IBM has allowed me to see first-hand how to prioritize people and ensure they are at the heart of progress in everything Kyndryl will do.

How would you describe your leadership style?

I believe that people aren't your greatest assets, they are your only assets. My platform and background for leadership has always been grounded in authenticity to who I am and centered on diversity and inclusion. I immigrated to the US from Chile when I was 10 years old and so I know the power and beauty that comes from leaning into what makes you different from other people, and that's what I want every person in my marketing organization to feel – the value in bringing their most authentic self to work every day. The way our employees feel when they show up for themselves authentically is how they will also show up for our customers, and strong relationships drive growth.

I think this is especially true in light of a world forever changed by the pandemic. Living through such an unprecedented time has reinforced that we are all humans. We can't lead or care for one another without empathy and I think leaders everywhere have been reminded of this.

What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?

When I was growing up as an immigrant in North Carolina, I often wanted to be just like everyone else. But my mother always told me: Be unique, be memorable – you have an authentic view and experience of the world that no one else will ever have, so don't try to be anyone else but you.

What does success look like to you?

I think the concept of success is multi-faceted. From a career perspective, being in a job where you're respected and appreciated, and where you can see how your contributions are providing value by motivating your teams to be better – that's success! From a personal perspective, there is no greater accomplishment than investing in the next generation. I love mentoring younger professionals – they are the future. I want my legacy as a leader to include providing value in work culture, but also in leaving a personal impact on the lives of professionals who will carry the workforce forward. Finding a position in life with a job and company that offers me a chance at all of that is what success looks like to me.

What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?

I've always been a naturally curious person and it's easy for me to over-commit to projects that pique my interest. I've learned over years of practice how to manage that, so to my younger self I’d say… prioritize the things that are most important, and then become amazing at those things.

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