The 2015 BC Export Awards, celebrating success and innovation in BC export companies, took place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on Friday, November 20, 2015. Congratulations to each of the award winners. CLICK HERE to see photos from the event.
Advancing Technology & Innovation Category:
Papertech is an industry leading machine vision system supplier for various high production lines in paper, pulp, tissue, steel, and nonwoven industries. Their TotalVision™ solution has over 1000 installations in 37 countries, with a record 100 systems sold in 2014.
Consumer Products Category:
Country Chic Paint is a collection of high end paint and furniture refinishing products designed for DIYers with a love for reviving furniture and home decor. Production began in 2014 and drew nearly $1,000,000 in their first incorporated year.
Digital Media & Entertainment Category:
Radial Engineering is a manufacturer of professional audio products used in concert touring, recording and broadcasting. Their international reputation as being “best-in-class” has resulted in major recording artists like The Rolling Stones and U2 using their products.
Emerging Exporter Category:
Precision NanoSystems Inc. is a Vancouver based biotechnology company. By developing and manufacturing best-in-class nanoparticles for uses in medicine and medical research, PNI is impacting the understanding and development of treatments for a wide range of diseases.
Manufactured Products Category:
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. (also won Leadership Award)
WhiteWater is a leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative waterpark products and active family attractions for world-class clients. Their extremely talented team of over 600 have completed over 5000 projects since 1980.
Minister’s Award for Export Job Creation:
OSI Maritime Systems has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. They have grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for security operations with over 500 warships and submarines.
Natural Resources Category:
Hops Connect is a growing, processing and distribution hop trading house, connecting growers and brewers with the best hops while providing an end-to-end accessible system. In 2014, Hops Connect did the first ever Canadian hops export to Korea, Singapore and Cambodia.
Professional Services Category:
Known for design excellence and the ability to integrate site master planning, architecture and urban design, Bing Thom Architect’s compelling visions inspire individuals, institutions and communities to do great things. Founded in 1982, Bing Thom Architects maintains an intimate yet diverse studio.
Corvus Energy (also won Exporter of the year)
Corvus Energy is a manufacturer of proven, high power energy storage systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion systems.