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Toronto, ON – March 9, 2016 – Superior Glove Works Ltd. becomes a Gold Standard winner today after winning the Best Managed award in 2012. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
“I would like to recognize the entire efforts of Superior Glove. It takes a dedicated effort from an entire team to focus on a core vision, create stakeholder value and excel in the global economy to achieve this level of success,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
Superior Glove’s Best Managed streak cements the company’s core values of approachable innovation. This family business is growing globally and yet maintains its history of quality and friendly business practices. In the past year, Superior Glove has won numerous product innovation awards, partnered with new cutting-edge suppliers like D3O Impact Technologies, and championed Canadian teams and organizations through sponsorships ranging from women’s curling to the Canadian Nascar series. Employees also enjoy perks like lunch hikes with company president Tony Geng, team building events like outings to the Toronto Blue Jays’ games and internal incentives and rewards, particularly encouraging “out of the box” thinking — which is what propels the company to such levels of success.
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on overall business performance, including leadership, strategy, core competencies, cross-functional collaboration throughout organization, and talent.
“Becoming a Gold Standard winner in this prestigious program is an honour, but also a delight. To be able to share this kind of news with colleagues, partners and especially our father [Frank Geng, who took ownership of the business in 1961] is really exciting and rewarding,” says Tony Geng. “I used to come to this same building as a boy, wondering how everything worked. Now I come in each morning and marvel at the ingenuity and dedication I see around me. This drive to be ahead of the curve permeates the hallways – and the pulse is exciting. I’m glad we all get to share in this exciting announcement together.”
“Best Managed companies are strong in strategy, capability, commitment and financial performance. They are all great Canadian business success stories,” said Mike Runia, Ontario Managing Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
2015 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with Requalified, Gold Standard, Gold Requalified winners and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 12, 2016. 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, National Post, Smith School of Business 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 $10 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 five levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the 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 reapplied for the designation); 4) Gold Requalified member (Gold Standard winners may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 5) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About Superior Glove (www.superiorglove.com)
Superior Glove Works is a clear leader in the industrial work glove industry. Vertical integration, a sound business approach and a dedication to research and innovation has led the company to be one of the largest work glove manufacturers—with customers in Canada, the USA and Europe. Specializing in cut-resistant gloves, Superior offers an astounding 3,500 styles of work gloves to the safety glove market. Providing “engineered hand protection for every industry” is more than just a slogan — it’s the impetus for growth and the foundation on which Superior Glove was built. For more information visit: www.superiorglove.com.
Julie McFater, Marketing and Communications Manager ▪ Superior Glove ▪ 519-853-1920 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org
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