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2017 CELEBRATING EXPORT EXCELLENCE Thank You to our Sponsors

NOMINATING PARTNERS

• Air Marine Cargo • Alberta Economic Development and Trade • Allam Farms Partnership • Aurora Innovations Inc. • Nominating Parnters • Business In Calgary • Calgary Chamber of Commerce • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation • EncoreFX Inc. • Fuji Trading Co., Ltd. • Government of Alberta • Great Bear Alliance • JWN • Leduc Nisku Economic Development Association • Nutrient Management Specialists, LLC • Penske Corporation • Questor Technology Inc. • Rainmaker Global Business Development • Roynat Capital Inc. • Scotiabank • The Shadow • Thunder Ridge Farms •Export Development Canada • Rainmaker Global Business Development Thank you to our sponsors and nominating partners for supporting export excellence and encouraging local business’ to share their export success!


Table of Contents Leadership 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . Kudos Inc., New West Opportunities Inc. (NWO), BioNeutra Global Corporation Manufacturing 5 . . . . . . . . . . . Brace Tool Inc., MGO Systems, Hunterwood Technologies, Solex Thermal Science Oil & Gas Service/Supply 6 . . . . . . . . . . . .InFocus Energy Services Inc., Brace Tool Inc., New West Opportunities Inc. (NWO) Clean Technology 7 . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Humalite International Inc, MGO Systems Ltd., Solex Thermal Science Consumer Products 8 . . . . . . . . . . . Burgundy Oak Group Ltd., G.E.M. Inc. (Euroshield) 10 . . . . . . . . . BioNeutra Global Corporation Agriculture Food & Beverage 11 . . . . . . . . . Canadian Humalite International Inc., FoodChek Systems Inc., Hunterwood Technologies, . . . . . . . . . . . . BioNeutra Global Corporation

Professional Services 12 . . . . . . . . . New West Opportunities Inc. (NWO), Custom Learning Systems, CalgaRIG Corporation Advanced Technology & Innovation 12 . . . . . . . . . InFocus Energy Services Inc., 13 . . . . . . . . Streamline Automation Ltd., Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc., Hunterwood Technologies, . . . . . . . . . . . . Solex Thermal Science

Emerging Exporter 14 . . . . . . . . . InFocus Energy Services Inc., Kudos Inc., FoodChek Systems Inc.


• Leadership Kudos Inc.

New West Opportunities Inc. (NWO)

Muni Boga

Shane Pospisil

Kudos is software-as-a-service that enables peer-to-peer employee recognition and social engagement. It improves retention, productivity and customer service. Kudos is designed as a global solution and is marketed online. Companies discover Kudos organically via online searches. Available in seven languages, Kudos is being used in 80 different countries.

New West Opportunities (NWO) is an Alberta-based business strategy consulting/professional services firm, focused on the American, Latin American, Russian and Middle Eastern markets. Currently generating just over 60 per cent of total sales revenue outside of Canada, NWO is organized into six core practice group areas, and generates export revenue from billings. They also generate export revenues indirectly through export market development work and on behalf of clients.

BioNeutra Global Corporation Proud sponsors of the Alberta Export Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2016 Alberta Export Awards. Dr. Jianhua Zhu

BioNeutra is an award-winning Alberta exporter that uses its Canadian-patented process to make VitaFiber, a low-calorie natural sweetener and prebiotic dietary fibre, from cereal grains. VitaFiber is approved by the world’s top health regulators for sale in 30 countries, and it is sold to manufacturers for protein bars, beverages, ice cream and confectioneries. Its line of products helps with weight management and digestive issues. Alberta Export Awards | 4

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• Manufacturing Brace Tool Inc.

MGO Systems

Chris Brace

Todd McKay

Since 1983, Brace Tool has been designing and manufacturing wireline, completion, pressure gear and thru-tubing equipment. Products are manufactured and assembled in Alberta, and then sold worldwide. Currently the company has four locations: Edmonton, Red Deer, Texas and Ras AlKhaimah. Exports account for more than 60 per cent of sales, and are sent to diverse locations including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, New Zealand, the U.K., Africa and the United States.

MGO Systems has been successful in transforming the company from a business focused exclusively on the western Canadian market to one that is now selling products throughout North America. Its magnesium oxide sheathed wall panels offer a fire-, mould- and mildew-resistant, zero off-gassing, green solution for builders and clients. MGO has been successful in introducing innovative green technology to new markets and customers throughout North America.

Hunterwood Technologies

Solex Thermal Science

Rick Littlewood

Paul Crawford

Hunterwood Technologies designs and manufactures equipment to compress baled and loose hay into mid-tohigh density bales. Its forage compactors are designed for export and domestic processing, and allow for the optimization of hay storage and transportation. The product line offers superior design, performance and state-of-the-art computer-controlled automation.

Solex Thermal Science is a global provider of high-efficiency, indirect-heat exchangers for bulk solids heating, cooling and drying. Since 1999, Solex has installed over 550 heat exchangers worldwide. Export sales account for over 90 per cent of business. The company is driven to provide clean, innovative technology to customers.

Alberta Export Awards | 5


• Oil & Gas Service/Supply InFocus Energy Services Inc.

Allan Pearson

InFocus Energy Services is a privately-held Canadian company that specializes in providing solution-driven products and services to the global oil and gas industry. The bulk of exports are Hydra and MRS casing completions tools.

Brace Tool Inc

Chris Brace

Since 1983, Brace Tool has been designing and manufacturing wireline, completion, pressure gear and thru-tubing equipment. Products are manufactured and assembled in Alberta, and then sold worldwide. Currently the company has four locations: Edmonton, Red Deer, Texas and Ras AlKhaimah. Exports account for more than 60 per cent of sales, and are sent to diverse locations including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, New Zealand, the U.K., Africa and the United States.

New West Opportunities Inc. (NWO) Proud sponsors of the Alberta Export Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2017 Alberta Export Awards. Shane Pospisil

New West Opportunities (NWO) is an Alberta-based business strategy consulting/professional services firm, focused on the American, Latin American, Russian and Middle Eastern markets. Currently generating just over 60 per cent of total sales revenue outside of Canada, NWO is organized into six core practice group areas, and generates export revenue from billings. They also generate export revenues indirectly through export market development work and on behalf of clients. Alberta Export Awards | 6

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• Clean Technology Canadian Humalite International Inc.

MGO Systems Ltd

Andy Clark

Todd McKay

Canadian Humalite International is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty soil-amending products derived from humalite. This distinctly Albertan and exceptionally effective organic material has been integral in helping customers in North America, Asia and Europe improve soil health, save water, grow stronger crops, increase yields and boost resilience to adverse conditions.

MGO Systems has been successful in transforming the company from a business focused exclusively on the western Canadian market to one that is now selling products throughout North America. Its magnesium oxide sheathed wall panels offer a fire-, mould- and mildew-resistant, zero off-gassing, green solution for builders and clients. MGO has been successful in introducing innovative green technology to new markets and customers throughout North America.

Solex Thermal Science Proud sponsors of the Alberta Export Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2017 Alberta Export Awards. Paul Crawford

Solex Thermal Science is a global provider of high-efficiency, indirect-heat exchangers for bulk solids heating, cooling and drying. Since 1999, Solex has installed over 550 heat exchangers worldwide. Export sales account for over 90 per cent of business. The company is driven to provide clean, innovative technology to customers.

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Alberta Export Awards | 7


•C  onsumer Products Burgundy Oak Group Ltd.

G.E.M. Inc.

Nicholas White (CBDO), Zachary Hartley (COO) and Joel Jelinski (CEO)

Henry Kamphuis

Burgundy Oak Group uses wooden wine barrels to handcraft a line of unique, authentic furniture and home decor. All the barrels are sourced from the Okanagan and Napa Valley. Since launching its line in America in the summer of 2017, the company has had an overwhelming response from both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retailers.

GEM manufactures Euroshield recycled rubber roofing products in both shake and slate profiles. Euroshield is 95 per cent recycled content and 70 per cent recycled tire rubber. Products are sold throughout Canada and are exported to the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, Russia and the Caribbean. Euroshield products utilize 53 per cent of all crumb rubber consumed by Alberta manufacturers.

Alberta Export Awards | 8


•C  onsumer Products BioNeutra Global Corporation

Dr. Jianhua Zhu

BioNeutra is an award-winning Alberta exporter that uses its Canadian-patented process to make VitaFiber, a low-calorie natural sweetener and prebiotic dietary fibre, from cereal grains. VitaFiber is approved by the world’s top health regulators for sale in 30 countries, and it is sold to manufacturers for protein bars, beverages, ice cream and confectioneries. Its line of products helps with weight management and digestive issues.

Thank You to our Sponsors

NOMINATING PARTNERS

• Air Marine Cargo • Alberta Economic Development and Trade • Allam Farms Partnership • Aurora Innovations Inc. • Nominating Parnters • Business In Calgary • Calgary Chamber of Commerce • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation • EncoreFX Inc. • Fuji Trading Co., Ltd. • Government of Alberta • Great Bear Alliance • JWN • Leduc Nisku Economic Development Association • Nutrient Management Specialists, LLC • Penske Corporation • Questor Technology Inc. • Rainmaker Global Business Development • Roynat Capital Inc. • Scotiabank • The Shadow • Thunder Ridge Farms •Export Development Canada • Rainmaker Global Business Development

Thank you to our sponsors and nominating partners for supporting export excellence and encouraging local business’ to share their export success!

Alberta Export Awards | 10


• Agriculture Food & Beverage Canadian Humalite International Inc.

FoodChek Systems Inc.

Andy Clark

William J. Hogan

Canadian Humalite International is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty soil-amending products derived from humalite. This distinctly Albertan and exceptionally effective organic material has been integral in helping customers in North America, Asia and Europe improve soil health, save water, grow stronger crops, increase yields and boost resilience to adverse conditions.

FoodChek Systems specializes in the development and commercialization of patented and standard microbiology products for the detection of food-borne pathogens, yeasts, mould and coliforms in food and environmental samples throughout the human and pet-food production chains. Current markets are North America, Europe and New Zealand, with expansion planned into new locations.

Hunterwood Technologies

BioNeutra Global Corporation

Rick Littlewood

Dr. Jianhua Zhu

Hunterwood Technologies designs and manufactures equipment to compress baled and loose hay into mid-tohigh density bales. Its forage compactors are designed for export and domestic processing, and allow for the optimization of hay storage and transportation. The product line offers superior design, performance and state-of-the-art computer-controlled automation.

BioNeutra is an award-winning Alberta exporter that uses its Canadian-patented process to make VitaFiber, a low-calorie natural sweetener and prebiotic dietary fibre, from cereal grains. VitaFiber is approved by the world’s top health regulators for sale in 30 countries, and it is sold to manufacturers for protein bars, beverages, ice cream and confectioneries. Its line of products helps with weight management and digestive issues. Alberta Export Awards | 11


• Professional Services New West Opportunities Inc. (NWO)

Shane Pospisil

New West Opportunities (NWO) is an Alberta-based business strategy consulting/professional services firm, focused on the American, Latin American, Russian and Middle Eastern markets. Currently generating just over 60 per cent of total sales revenue outside of Canada, NWO is organized into six core practice group areas, and generates export revenue from billings. They also generate export revenues indirectly through export market development work and on behalf of clients.

Custom Learning Systems

Brian Lee

Custom Learning Systems’ (CLS) service offerings include a three-year initiative to transform a hospital or health-care centre’s organizational culture, improve patient experience scores to the 90th percentile, and reduce employee turnover by five per cent per year. CLS also offers multiple online webinar programs, as well as a smartphone app and an annual conference.

• Advanced Technology & Innovation CalgaRIG Corporation

InFocus Energy Services Inc.

Saj Shapiro

Allan Pearson

CalgaRIG Corporation was founded in 2004 to meet a growing demand for experienced independent engineering services. CalgaRIG’s main areas of expertise include engineering rig components and the design of drilling rigs, heli-portable rigs, heavy-load walking systems, service rigs, and coiled-tubing rigs. Clients vary from large international contractors to local equipment fabricators.

InFocus Energy Services is a privately-held Canadian company that specializes in providing solution-driven products and services to the global oil and gas industry. The bulk of exports are Hydra and MRS casing completions tools.

Alberta Export Awards | 12


• Advanced Technology & Innovation Streamline Automation Ltd.

Dwayne Lehman

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Greg Ogrodnick

Streamline Automation’s main product is the FROG3D system, which is the umbrella brand for a suite of hardware/ software that is used in a variety of manufacturing processes. With a focus on art and architecture, the company is venturing into other industrial areas, such as precast concrete for infrastructure. Markets served include the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Canada.

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging is a software company that has developed and now markets the most widely-used cardiovascular MRI post-processing software in the world. The software is used by over 750 of the most prestigious hospitals in over 40 countries around the world. Sales teams are located in Canada, the United States, the U.K., Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, China and Malaysia. Export sales represent more than 90 per cent of total revenue.

Hunterwood Technologies

Solex Thermal Science

Rick Littlewood

Paul Crawford

Hunterwood Technologies designs and manufactures equipment to compress baled and loose hay into mid-tohigh density bales. Its forage compactors are designed for export and domestic processing, and allow for the optimization of hay storage and transportation. The product line offers superior design, performance and state-of-the-art computer-controlled automation.

Solex Thermal Science is a global provider of high-efficiency, indirect-heat exchangers for bulk solids heating, cooling and drying. Since 1999, Solex has installed over 550 heat exchangers worldwide. Export sales account for over 90 per cent of business. The company is driven to provide clean, innovative technology to customers.

Alberta Export Awards | 13


• Emerging Exporter InFocus Energy Services Inc.

Kudos Inc.

Allan Pearson

Muni Boga

InFocus Energy Services is a privately-held Canadian company that specializes in providing solution-driven products and services to the global oil and gas industry. The bulk of exports are Hydra and MRS casing completions tools.

Kudos is software-as-a-service that enables peer-to-peer employee recognition and social engagement. It improves retention, productivity and customer service. Kudos is designed as a global solution and is marketed online. Companies discover Kudos organically via online searches. Available in seven languages, Kudos is being used in 80 different countries.

FoodChek Systems Inc. Proud sponsors of the Alberta Export Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2017 Alberta Export Awards. William J. Hogan

FoodChek Systems specializes in the development and commercialization of patented and standard microbiology products for the detection of food-borne pathogens, yeasts, mould and coliforms in food and environmental samples throughout the human and pet-food production chains. Current markets are North America, Europe and New Zealand, with expansion planned into new locations.

Alberta Export Awards | 14

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