QUEBEC CITY, July 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - INO is pleased to announce that it has earned a Gold Canada Awards for Excellence under the Quality category. The prize will be officially presented on October 29, 2015, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, on the occasion of the Excellence Summit & Canada Awards for Excellence.
Recognizing organizational excellence
Presented by the Governor General of Canada, the Canada Awards for Excellence (CAE) honor the country's best-managed organizations with the nation's highest distinction for quality and quality improvement. The awards, based on rigorous criteria such as cost reduction and efficiency and productivity improvements, celebrate the efforts and performance of winning organizations, acknowledging them as stars of the Canadian economy and world leaders in their fields.
"Excellence Canada congratulates the leadership team and all the staff of INO on achieving the Gold Canada Awards for Excellence under the Quality category," said Allan Ebedes, President and CEO of Excellence Canada." This is a remarkable achievement that should be celebrated not only by INO, but by all its stakeholders and partners."
"We are thrilled to be recognized for our organizational performance at the national level," noted INO President and CEO Jean-Yves Roy. "This distinction is the happy result of a number of initiatives masterfully implemented by our teams and employees over many years."
INO's 2014 awards and distinctions
The Canada Award of Excellence comes on top of the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité, awarded to INO in November 2014 by Mouvement québécois de la qualité. INO also received the 2014 Celestica Award for Technology Commercialization from the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA).
About Excellence Canada
Excellence Canada (formerly National Quality Institute) is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing Canada's national well-being and global leadership through the adoption of management principles and practices that reinforce and sustain excellence in all sectors of our economy. The Excellence Canada Board of Governors is comprised of a diverse group of leaders from all sectors across Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada is the Patron of the Canada Awards for Excellence Program, which is owned and adjudicated by Excellence Canada.
A leading technology designer and developer, INO is the largest center for industrial optics and photonics expertise in Canada. The leader in its field internationally, INO has so far completed over 5,000 custom R&D contracts for Quebec and Canadian companies working in a variety of fields. It has also performed 58 technology transfers and contributed to the creation of 30 new companies that employ over 1,000 people. INO has 185 employees, more than 80% of whom are scientists involved in research. www.ino.ca
SOURCE INO (National Optics Institute)