Gord McCormack believes in doing business the traditional way, face-to-face and with a handshake. The fact that he’s the president and CEO of Hyduke Energy Services, a company that designs and manufactures drilling and well-service equipment and has shipped to virtually every major oil and gas market in the world, can make this way of doing business a little challenging. But it’s something he considers important when building relationships with clients.Read More
The fourth annual Alberta Export Awards program recognizes the achievements of Alberta businesses exploring and succeeding in international markets. Thank-you to everyone who came out to the March 15th lunch event in Calgary and to the sponsors who made it possible! The Export Awards was presented by the Government of Alberta and the Canadian Manufactures & Exporters and was sponsored by Economic Development Canada, Edmonton International Airport, Deloitte, HSBC, ATB, Alberta Venture, Mediaco, McCoy Corp, Kudu, and Calgary Economic Development.
Manufacturing – Oil & Gas: Hyduke Energy Services Inc
Emerging Exporter – Brimrock Group Inc.
Leadership Award Recipient – Hans Gjerdrum, Kudu Industries Inc.
International Business Student Award Recipient – Aamna Zia
Exporter of the Year – Hyduke Energy Services Inc
Congratulations to all the finalists: Datacan Services Corp., Nelson Environmental Remediation, Evans Console Corporation, Cyntech Canada Inc., Optima Manufacturing Inc., Katch Kan, Swift Environmental Equipment Ltd., Blackline GPS, and SMART Technologies ULC. Click here for the category listings.
We are proud to announce the finalists for the 2013 Export Awards! These companies were selected as leaders in their field by an independent panel of judges in January 2013. Winners will be announced at the event in March.
Technology and Media
Questor Technology Inc.
SMART Technologies ULC
Datacan Services Corp.
Nelson Environmental Remediation
Brimrock Group Inc.
Swift Environmental Equipment Ltd.
Manufacturing – Other
Cyntech Canada Inc.
Evans Console Corporation
LJ Welding Automation Ltd.
Manufacturing – Oil & Gas
Hyduke Energy Services Inc.
Optima Manufacturing Inc.
Student Award – International Business Studies
Leadership Award Winner
Hans Gjerdrum, KUDU Industries.
Right before his senior year of high school, Norman Leach went on a bit of an adventure. At the ripe old age of 17, he left his hometown of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, to study in Nagoya, Japan. But far from floundering like a country bumpkin, Leach took to the Land of the Rising Sun like a fish to water, becoming fluent in Japanese. He even made a return trip to Japan to work at Expo ’85 and earn his black belt in judo.Read More
When Hans Gjerdrum moved to Canada in 1967, he didn’t plan on staying long. “I was going to stay here for one year minimum, five years maximum,” he says. But the affable Norwegian remains to this day.Read More