VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, February 2nd, 2009 – Klohn Crippen Berger has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies, among four British Columbia based companies. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queens School of Business.
“We would like to congratulate Klohn Crippen Berger and its entire workforce. Achieving Canada’s highest level of Canadian business excellence takes a united effort and we are privileged to acknowledge such a strong team” said John Hughes, Partner, Private Company Services group with Deloitte, a national sponsor of the Best Managed program.
The award recognizes best management practices that incorporate technical ability, human resources, financial performance, business management and social responsibility. Klohn Crippen Berger’s management strengths include the integration of technical capability in design engineering with environmental sciences, a project management system accredited by ISO 9001:2000, and the proven ability over 30 years to export its capability to many overseas markets. This export capability has given hundreds of Canadian employees the opportunity to work in other parts of the world.
“I am very proud of our achievement as a company. 2008 has been our most profitable and successful year as testified by our new title of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Credit for this accomplishment goes to all of our Vice Presidents, Principals, Associates, and staff for a dedicated effort over the years that culminates in making us one of the Best Managed in Canada.” said Klohn Crippen Berger CEO and President, Bryan Watts, the companies fifth president since 1951.
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. is a leading engineering and environmental consulting firm with its head office in Vancouver and seven offices in strategic locations in Canada, Peru and Australia. Klohn Crippen Berger has a strong reputation for quality and technical capability in a range of services including: general civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and environmental sciences. These disciplines are applied to mining, infrastructure, and hydroelectric projects worldwide.
About Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
Canada’s 50 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 three levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 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)Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years.). For further information, visit www.canadas50best.com.