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Eclipse Automation named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10-million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.


March 11, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

Cambridge, ON—Eclipse Automation Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, ON, has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance.

Eclipse Automation offers a full range of expert services including project management, design, welding, machining, fabrication, painting, maintenance, and custom manufacturing.  By incorporating your goals, scope, and measurements directly into each step of the project, the company can provide customers with the best in operational excellence.

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10-million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

“Today’s market place is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people. Eclipse Automation invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company,” says Mike Runia, national co-leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Ontario managing partner, Deloitte. “Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns.”

Eclipse Automation’s strategic market diversification combined with end-to-end integration has been a driving factor behind the company’s rapid expansion. With a focus on streamlining internal processes, investing heavily in employee growth and keeping communications transparent, Eclipse understands the importance of maintaining a highly-skilled team to keep the company on the leading edge.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognize Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

“We are in the front end of innovation. Our clients are in the forefront, innovating new products every day, and our role is to support them to be able to get to market and manufacturing. It is an honor to know that our innovative methods and leading business practices have enabled us to become one of Canada’s Best Managed companies,” says Eclipse Automation president Steve Mai.

Eclipse Automation's Management Team (Cambridge, Ontario Office) 1st Row (Left to Right): Mimi Brazil (HR Manager); Mike Reiner (Mechanical Production Supervisor); John Byrne (Materials & Quality Manager); Scott Burton (Controller); Kevin Orr (Plant Manager); Gerry Bondy (Plant Manager). 2nd Row (Left To Right): Richard Bula (VP of Information Technology); Andrew Stribling (Sales Manager); Erik Woerner (VP of Operations); Steve Mai (President); Brett Nelles (Service Manager); Art Beijes (Mechanical Engineering Manager); Rob Holl (Controls Engineering  Manager); Tim Bessey (Electrical Production Supervisor).

Eclipse Automation’s management team – Cambridge, Ont. offfice
Front Row (L-R): HR manager Mimi Brazil; mechanical production supervisor Mike Reiner; materials & quality manager John Byrne; controller Scott Burton; plant manager Kevin Orr; plant manager Gerry Bondy.
Back Row (L-R): vice-president of information technology Richard Bula; sales manager Andrew Stribling; vice-president of operations Erik Woerner; president Steve Mai; service manager Brett Nelles; mechanical engineering manager Art Beijes; controls engineering manager Rob Holl; and electrical production supervisor Tim Bessey.

“This year’s winners demonstrate the significant impact that Canadian private companies make from coast-to-coast—and beyond—by pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients,” says CIBC executive vice-president of business banking Jon Hountalas.

The 2014 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with the Gold Standard winners, Re-qualified and Platinum Club members will be honored at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on March 31, 2015. On the same date, the symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

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 the designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels:

  1. Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year);
  2. Re-qualified 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. Companies may re-qualify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review;
  4. Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of 6 consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

For more information on Eclipse Automation, visit www.eclipseautomation.com.






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