June 13, 2014
By Hailey Short
For over 30 years the Manning Innovation Awards have served as one of Canada’s most preeminent award programs celebrating inventive and innovative business leaders. These awards recognize and foster innovation throughout our communities in Canada. Each year the Manning Awards distribute over $165,000 among four different award winners.
This year, three companies from Northern Ontario have been nominated, Kirk Petroski from Symboticware, an innovator and integrator of standardized information-based technology that enhances the productivity of mobile mining equipment and mining processes. Secondly, we have David Dillon from Dura 21, a technology company with patented processes and parts, designed to extend the life-cycle and increase the performance of wear parts. And last, but certainly not least, Mark Lutes from TAP TRACK, the first low cost wireless vacuum monitoring system for the Maple Syrup Industry. All three of these companies demonstrate the innovative successes within the Northern Ontario community and last night we celebrated their nominations for the 33rd Manning Innovation Awards.
“The fact that these companies have made it this far is an extremely remarkable accomplishment. There are hundreds of companies across Canada that apply each year and only a handful make it through to this round. We are exceptionally proud and honoured to have such exemplary representation within Northern Ontario” – Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT, the host organization for Northern Ontario.
The nominee recognition reception was held at Speakeasy Sudbury, a locally owned and operated bar. Nominees and their families, friends and coworkers joined us to celebrate this astounding accomplishment.
On behalf of NORCAT, we would like to wish all three companies the best of luck in the upcoming months and with their future endeavours.
For more information regarding the Manning Innovation Awards, and past winners please visit their website at manningawards.ca .