STRONE Recognized for Sixth Straight Year as a Best Managed Company in Canada

Canada's Best Managed Companies 2018

STRONE is excited to announce that it has requalified to maintain its status as a Best Managed Gold Standard Company in Canada. This is the sixth straight year that the company has been a winner of the Best Managed Companies program. Management and employees have demonstrated their commitment to the principles of the Best Managed program since 2012.

“It’s a great honour and a privilege to be recognized for the sixth straight year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” explains Steve Blinco, Co-CEO Support Services at STRONE. “We sincerely thank our employees, their families, our partners, and suppliers for their support in helping STRONE maintain this honoured recognition.”

Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program in its 25th Year

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

“It’s a testament to the quality of workmanship, commitment to service, and a great staff,” states Neil Blinco, Co-CEO Marketing and Sales. “We have a core group of people that has been with us for decades. It is with their dedication that we can maintain this level of service, recognition, and success.”

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Best Managed Companies Key to Health of our Economy

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

“CIBC is pleased to congratulate STRONE on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “As a sponsor of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like STRONE as leaders in their industry.”

2018 Best Managed Companies to be Honoured April 11

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

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