Shining a Light on the Accomplishments and Milestones of TEC Canada Members

From groundbreaking business achievements to personal triumphs, each story shared here reflects the dedication, perseverance, and innovation that define our growing community of 1900+ business leaders. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and uplifted as we celebrate the most recent successes of TEC Canada members and draw inspiration from their journeys of growth, resilience, and excellence.

Sander Bikkers, President and Country Manager of SAAM Towage Canada, and a TEC Canada Member in Vancouver, BC

SAAM Towage Canada Becomes First Zero-Emission Electric Tug Operator in Port of Vancouver, BC

The official launch took place at the Port of Vancouver on Wednesday, April 10, and opened with a traditional welcome from the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The two electric tugs were launched in a special event with the Indigenous partners in the presence of government officials and leading sector organizations.

“By adding electric-powered tugboats to our fleet, SAAM Towage is leading the way in maritime operations and is a testament to our commitment. Together with our value-aligned partners, we aim to set a positive example for the industry in the hopes that others will join us and follow suit here in Canada and globally.” – Sander Bikkers, President and Country Manager of SAAM Towage Canada, and a TEC Canada Member in Vancouver, BC

The initiative has been incorporated into SAAM’s corporate strategy, which has its first milestone in Canada.

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Zhen Liu of Silex Fiberglass Windows and Doors Featured in “Award” Magazine

Zhen Liu, Owner of Silex Fiberglass Windows and Doors and a TEC Canada Member in Winnipeg, MB, is featured in “Award” Magazine! Dive into trends and innovations shaping the window and door market, with a focus on fiberglass windows, as Zhen shares his expertise.

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Zhen Liu, Owner of SILEX Fiberglass Windows & Doors | TEC Canada Member in Winnipeg, MB
Irene Divaris, President at Meal in a Jar Inc. and TEC Canada Member in Toronto, ON

Business Excellence Awards Gala 2024: Meal In A Jar Inc. Winner of Environment & Sustainability Award

The 2024 Business Excellence Awards Gala, presented by Cowan Insurance Group, recognized Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce members who, through their leadership and involvement, have made exceptional contributions to the betterment of the community. We applaud Irene Divaris, President at Meal In A Jar Inc. and TEC Canada Member, on receiving the 2024 Environment & Sustainability Award!

Founded on the principles of innovation and sustainability, Meal in a Jar has revolutionized the food industry with its convenient and eco-friendly Meal in a Jar service. This Canadian company has garnered widespread acclaim for its commitment to providing fresh, ready-to-eat meals delivered directly to customers’ doorsteps, all while prioritizing environmental responsibility.

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Alexandre Renauld Named 2024 Top Impact CEO in MO 100 Impact Ranking

Congratulations to Nolk’s CEO and co-founder Alexandre Renaud, who is also a TEC Canada member in Montreal, QC, on being named among the 2024 MO 100 Top Impact CEO ranking! In 26th position, Nolk is the highest-ranking Canadian company on the list.

Spearheaded by Big Path Capital, The MO 100 ranking recognizes executives who demonstrate the value and opportunity found in a stakeholder-focused business model that benefits shareholders as well as workers, customers, communities, and the environment.

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Alexandre Renauld Named 2024 Top Impact CEO in MO 100 Impact Ranking
Alexandre Renaud, CEO and Co-founder of Nolk | TEC Canada Member in Montreal, QC
Sebastien Descôteaux, Vice-President and General Manager, Concord National | TEC Canada Member in Montreal, QC

Indigo Natural Products Management Awarded Special Channels Broker of the Year Award

Indigo Natural Products Management was awarded the Special Channels Broker of the Year Award by its partners at Bob’s Red Mill!

This recognition follows the 2021 merger of Concord National and Indigo Natural Products, which saw six separate corporate entities and management hierarchies strategically reorganized to be more efficient and effective in reaching the goals of the brands they work with.

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Colin Krieg Shares Gratitude for #1 Realtor Achievement: A Tribute to Trust, Teamwork, and Family Support

“I’m deeply humbled by the unwavering trust and support of our clients who propelled us to the #1 individual REALTOR® at RE/MAX Kelowna last year! Our success is a testament to the trust you place in us, and for that, we are truly grateful.

Behind every achievement stands a dedicated team: Miranda, your steadfast organization and amazing attention to detail, ensures seamless operations. Liz, my incredible wife, whose passion and eye for photography and marketing helps us showcase every property at its best. Finally, my parents Wolf & Julie, thank you for your guidance, advice and being a constant support and sounding board over these past 18 years. Here’s to serving our community’s generations for years to come.” – Colin Krieg, Realtor at RE/MAX Kelowna with The Krieg Family, and a TEC Canada Member in Kelowna, BC
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Left, Ryan Ritter, President at G.A. Enns Industrial Refrigeration Ltd. | Right, Lucy La Grassa, TEC Chair

A Year of Growth and Support: Ryan Ritter Reflects on His Journey With TEC Canada

“I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary with TEC Canada A heartfelt thank you to Lucy & Lindsay, along with all the current and former members who have supported my development as a leader and president over the past year. Special thanks to Evan Smith for introducing me to this incredible group.” – Ryan Ritter, President at G.A. Enns Industrial Refrigeration Ltd. and a TEC Canada Member in Toronto, ON

Congratulations on your first anniversary of TEC Canada membership, Ryan! We applaud your commitment to being a better leader and look forward to celebrating your continued success alongside Enns Industrial Refrigeration Ltd!

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The Leasing Office for Westwalk DDO is Now Open

“I am proud to announce the opening of the leasing office for our newest project in Dollard-des-Ormeaux: Westwalk DDO. It’s a significant milestone for us and the culmination of our passion and dedication.” – Sam Scalia, President & Co-founder of Devmont and TEC Canada Member in Montreal, QC

Founded more than two decades ago, Devmont is an established and highly regarded construction and real estate development business known in the Montreal community for the high quality of their work and their strong business integrity. The Devmont reputation is built on an award-winning design, thoughtful layouts and luxury amenities, and the irreproachable quality of their projects—which now includes Westwalk! For this exceptional new rental condo project, the leasing office is now ready to welcome future residents who value sophistication, well-being, and an unparalleled quality of life.

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Sam Scalia, President & Co-founder of Devmont and TEC Canada Member in Montreal, QC
Isabelle Perreault, Founder & CEO at Differly Inc., TEC Canada Member in Ottawa, ON

Isabelle Perreault Challenges Business Leaders to Embrace Disruptive Thinking in Upcoming TEC Canada Deeper Insights Webinar

With over two decades of pioneering work, Isabelle Perreault has revolutionized innovation management—and we are excited to have her groundbreaking insights take center stage in an upcoming episode of our Deeper Insights webinar series!

As the founder and CEO of Differly Inc., Isabelle has fueled growth and innovation strategies for notable brands such as the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, Canada Soccer, Farm Boy, Bridgehead Coffee, Canada Soccer, and dozens of large associations such as the Canadian Dental Association.

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