Kaizen Automotive Group was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. 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 about the investment in the people. Kaizen Automotive Group invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns, “says Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte.
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 an 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.
“CIBC congratulates the 2014 Canada’s Best Managed Companies winners for this remarkable achievement, which is a reflection of strong leadership, sound business planning and sustained growth,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC. “We’re proud to recognize their contributions to the Canadian marketplace.”
2014 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with the Gold Standard winners, Requalified and Platinum Club members will be honoured 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.
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 four 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. Companies may requalify 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 six 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.
About Kaizen Automotive Group
Kaizen Automotive Group first began in 1980 when the Romeril family purchased Shaw GMC. Shortly after that they bought Sunridge Nissan, and since that time the automotive group kept growing from there. Fast forward to 2015, Kaizen now has seven dealerships in total with two of them top volume dealers in all of Canada. (CMP Auto, Country Hills Hyundai, Okotoks GM, Okotoks Nissan, Shaw GMC, Strathmore Ford and Sunridge Nissan)The company name Kaizen – comes from the meaning continuous improvement, and is the baseline for everything that the group does to grow and succeed in the industry.
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