TEC Canada members and Chairs have been making a remarkable impact in their respective industries. Their hard work has gained recognition from the media and business communities alike. These accomplishments vary from technological breakthroughs,  philanthropic efforts, prestigious awards, and TEC Canada membership milestones.
We invite you to join us in acknowledging their dedication to excellence and positive contributions in their fields and beyond. Let us celebrate their recent achievements together!

Dave Sanche: Celebrating 30 Years of Exceptional TEC Canada Membership

Dave Sanche, President at Cartel Communication Systems Inc (left), Todd Millar, TEC Canada President & CEO (right)

At his latest TEC CEO group meeting, Dave Sanche, President at Cartel Communication Systems Inc., was honoured for his 30 years of TEC Canada membership!

Todd Millar, President & CEO of TEC Canada, presented Dave with our most prestigious commemorative award, recognizing his remarkable 30-year journey alongside a dedicated community of accomplished business leaders.

On behalf of the TEC Canada community, we congratulate Dave on his TEC Canada membership milestone and look forward to celebrating all of his future successes.


Cartel Communication Systems provides a wide range of products and services for industrial and commercial wireless communications. Cartel’s solutions cover an extensive range of products and engineering services, with a Vancouver head office and branch office in Toronto to serve its growing customer base.

We invite you to learn a little bit about what makes Cartel special by visiting their website here.

Celebrating The Inspiring Journey and Success of Andrea Gomez: Co-founder & President of Omy Laboratories

Andrea Gomez, Co-founder & President of Omy Laboratories, is a former TEC-MBA member and a current TEC CEO member. She has achieved remarkable success as a woman entrepreneur, receiving 25+ award honours in the last five years alone.

In 2021, Andrea was recognized as one of Femmessor’s 100 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the World, and she was one of six finalists for the 2023 Canadian Bold by Veuve Clicquot Award.

Most recently, Andrea was also among the six Canadians selected for EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™. Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the program identifies talented women entrepreneurs with scalable companies in Canada and the US and provides them with the network access, advisors and resources needed to help scale their companies and push them to achieve their full potential as market-leading innovators.

Andrea’s achievements speak volumes; she not only exemplifies entrepreneurship but also advocates passionately for inclusion and diversity. Andrea’s dedication extends to empowering women from disadvantaged backgrounds, demonstrating that their dreams are attainable, and we’re honoured to celebrate her as a valued member of our thriving community of 1,900+ Canadian business leaders.

Graeme Wiens Honoured for His 25 Years of TEC Canada Membership

Graeme Wiens, President & CEO of Graestone Ready Mix (left), Todd Millar, TEC Canada President & CEO (right)

At a recent meeting of his TEC CEO group, Graeme Wiens, President & CEO of Graestone Ready Mix, was honoured for his 25 years of membership with TEC Canada!

Todd Millar, President & CEO of TEC Canada, personally travelled to Vancouver, BC to present Graeme with a commemorative award and to congratulate him for his 25 years of connection to a dedicated group of successful business leaders.

We applaud Graeme for his continued dedication to leadership excellence and for his outstanding excellence among the TEC Canada community.


Graestone Ready Mix’s dedicated team members are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to helping commercial and residential customers find the perfect concrete mixes for their unique needs. To learn more, visit their website here

Nolk Acquires the Montreal Active Leisure Clothing Brand Rose Buddha and the American Eyewear Company Revant Optics

Maxime Morin, co-founder of Rose Buddha (left), and Alexandre Renaud, president of Nolk and a TEC Canada member (right)

Maxime Morin, co-founder of Rose Buddha (left), and Alexandre Renaud, president of Nolk and a TEC Canada member (right)

Nolk has simultaneously acquired the Montreal active leisure clothing brand Rose Buddha and the American eyewear company Revant Optics, from Portland, Oregon!

Launched in 2018 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs specializing in supporting e-commerce, Nolk has brought together through acquisitions a portfolio of small, emerging companies that design and manufacture premium consumer products.

Five and a half years after its creation, Nolk has now assembled around fifteen brands in four divisions.

“Me and my partners at the time, we spoke to several of these entrepreneurs, and they still encounter difficulties. It’s easy to start, but difficult to grow. We said to ourselves that we would create a portfolio of these different brands by selecting companies that could grow better in an ecosystem rather than alone.”  – Alexandre Renaud, President of Nolk and a TEC Canada member

We are proud to have Alexandre Renaud among our growing community of Canadian business leaders and applaud Nolk’s continued impact in growing,
direct-to-consumer businesses and helping them scale to greater success. To learn more about Nolk and its umbrella of brands that now includes Rose Buddha and Revant Optics, click here.

DELAN Featured in Fall 2023 Issue of WBE Canada Magazine

WBE Canada releases a fresh dose of inspiration every quarter with its WBE Magazine, and its latest issue features Anne-Marie Deslauriers—Founding Partner of DELAN and a TEC Canada member!

Anne-Marie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of IT recruitment. In 1997, she founded DELAN, a Quebec family-owned business that excels in recruitment for the technology industry. Anne-Marie was also recognized at the 2021 WBE Canada Excellence Awards, where she received the President’s Award.

Check out the digital version of the magazine here and find Anne-Marie Deslauriers and DELAN’s feature on pages 37 and page 58.

CHFA Honours Paul Rivett-Carnac Rivett with the 2023 Organics Achievement Award

No alternative text description for this imageWe are proud to share that TEC Canada member Paul Rivett-Carnac, Chief Executive Officer & President of St. Francis Herb Farm, was honoured with the prestigious Organics Achievement Award by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA).

“We are honoured and moved to receive this award – and for the support, congratulations, and kind comments from industry friends. It was a thrill to celebrate this recognition of achievement among friends and colleagues at CHFA NOW in Toronto. We, as a family and business, are proud of what we have built for the past 35 years and our commitment to bringing the benefits of herbal medicine to Canadians and using organic herbs since day one.” – The Rivett-Carnac Family

We applaud Paul’s dedication, spanning 35 years of commitment to cultivating and extracting the finest quality herbs available, and we’re proud to have him among our member community!

To learn more about the CHFA honouring the Rivett-Carnac Family with the 2023 Organics Achievement Award, click here.

Book “L’ARGENT ET VOUS” co-written by Marc Blais, Suzie Beaudoin and Barbara Demers

Barbara Demers (left), Marc Blais (centre), and Suzie Beaudoin (right)

TEC Chairs, Suzie Beaudoin and Marc Blais have co-written a new book alongside Barbara Demers that delves into the subject of healthy personal financial management!

Together, Marc, Barbara and Suzie have over 100 years of experience of experience from their personal and professional lives. Marc Blais, a chartered professional accountant and TEC Chair, is passionate about people. As an executive coach, he helps leaders to progress personally and professionally, and he their management teams.

Suzie Beaudoin, a certified executive coach in neurolinguistics and TEC Chair, shares her principles of strategic success with leaders of SMEs and large growth companies who share a common desire to do better.

The book is available in all libraries, in-store and online as well as on Amazon Kindle and soon paperback. Learn more here.

Dean Kurpjuweit Celebrates 1-Year of TEC Canada Membership

Dean Kurpjuweit, President of Union Gospel Mission and a TEC Canada member (left), Todd Millar, President and CEO of TEC Canada (right)

Dean Kurpjuweit, President of Union Gospel Mission, marked his inaugural year as a TEC Canada member during a recent TEC CEO group meeting in Vancouver, BC. Congratulations, Dean! We take immense pride in welcoming you to our expanding community of Canadian business leaders and our distinctive approach to executive coaching—empowering executives to enhance their leadership capabilities and transform their companies, lives, and communities.

New TEC Canada Peer Advisory Group Launches in Vancouver, BC

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Our newest TEC Small Business group has just been launched in Vancouver, BC! With Helen Hodgson serving as the TEC Chair, the founding members are now ready for a journey filled with impartial and confidential guidance, enabling them to concentrate on strategic decisions that pave the way for long-term growth.

Join us in welcoming the group’s founding members to the TEC Canada community by commenting on this LinkedIn post here.

Month after month, TEC Canada members come together in private advisory groups, united by the common goal of personal and professional growth. Guided by the principles of mentorship and support, they continually elevate one another as leaders, make more informed decisions, and achieve better results.
Stay tuned for more updates and inspiring success stories that will unfold within the TEC Canada community in the near future!

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