Designer and manufacturer of waterpark attractions, WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., has been designated a Best Managed company by Canada’s most prestigious business award programme.
The designation, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, recognises companies for their sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organisation.
Geoff Chutter, CEO & President, WhiteWater, said, “We are honoured to receive this designation of Best Managed company and be recognised for our innovation and strides towards a people-powered and customer-oriented organisation.”
The Best Managed Programme was founded in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Nominees are evaluated by an independent judging panel on their effectiveness at responding to various business challenges including new technologies, brand management, leadership and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.
“Today’s market place is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people, ” said Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of the Best Managed Programme and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte. “WhiteWater invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns.”
“This year’s winners demonstrate the significant impact that private companies make from coast-to-coast – and beyond – by pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients, ” commented Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC.
Photo (from left to right): Paul Chutter, Paul Yeager, Geoff Chutter (CEO), Andrew Wray, Michael Heaven, Harley Ensing, John Bookless