Burlington honours three companies for Business Excellence


Published October 10, 2021 at 10:23 pm

An R&D company, an electric product wholesaler and a laboratory instrument firm have been honoured as Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Business Excellence Award winners.

Receiving the Award for Excellence in Innovation and Technology (Small Company) is IRIS R&D Group Inc.

Co-founded by Emil Sylvester Ramos and David Keaney, IRIS R&D develops cutting edge AI and deep learning technologies for solving Smart City challenges. They have developed and commercialized a Smart City AI-enabled data platform that help cities monitor road networks and municipal assets intelligently.

“The products IRIS R&D is bringing to market help solve community problems and barriers to progress, save operational time and capital expenses, create opportunities and jobs, and help further Ontario’s innovation ecosystem through applied research collaborations,” said Randall Smallbone, Chair of Burlington Economic Development Board of Directors.

Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited earned the Award of Excellence in Innovation for Large Companies.

The family-owned firm has called Burlington home for 40 years. They provide electrical, automation and lighting products to their customers. Gerrie Electric recently expanded in Burlington, opening a 76,000-square-foot distribution centre with cutting-edge technologies, such as automated storage and retrieval systems.

Anita Cassidy, Burlington Economic Development Executive Director celebrated their accomplishments during COVID-19. “Gerrie Electric supported critical electrical supply chain infrastructure during COVID-19 and their investment during COVID-19 during this time speaks to the long-term innovations we will see as a result of this pandemic.”

Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd received the Award for Excellence in Global Business. Endress+Hauser is a global innovator specializing in process and laboratory instrumentation and automation. This year they opened their brand-new net-zero 47,000 square-foot Customer Experience Centre in Burlington.

“We selected Endress+Hauser Canada for this award because they demonstrate a true global business success story and are a great representation of the growth possible in Burlington,” said Smallbone.

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