Rodair International named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Mar 07 2019


Rodair International named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2019 – Rodair International was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2019 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 26th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Rodair International is proud to be recognized as a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and to join a network of private businesses striving for excellence. Our company aims to be an industry leader through innovation to create customized client experiences. Our mission is to brand Rodair as a national leader in innovation to drive us further into new markets worldwide. We continually invest in our people to push boundaries and strengthen our core business as well as create new business segments to offer our clients a full-spectrum of services. Our business segments are treated as separate functional units led by subject matter experts and our strong leaders are incredibly focused and have the ability to inspire their team through transparency, encouragement, and passion to execute our vision. Rodair invests in developing powerful leaders within the organization because we believe strong management maximizes efficiency to achieve the company’s strategic goals. At our core, Rodair is defined by “Prosperity For All”. We believe our entire ecosystem of clients, vendors, employees, and shareholders must be prosperous to be sustainable long term. These core values are the driving force behind every unique experience, and interaction we engage in at each moment.

“This year’s Best Managed winners are a testament to the success found when businesses invest in talent, innovate intentionally, and think long-term,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies should be proud of this achievement, and their responsibility in acting as role models for other Canadian businesses.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2019 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

Rodair’s CEO, Jeff Cullen said “I am proud and humbled beyond words with the recognition of Rodair as one of Canada’s Best Managed. My eyes filled with tears when I was told and the emotion has not left me yet. This is a testament to the efforts of all our stakeholders who all appreciate that this is part of our continued journey, and not a final destination. I am honoured to be on this incredible journey with some truly amazing people! Prosperity for All is who we are.”

“CIBC is pleased to congratulate Rodair International on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking.

“As a sponsor of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like Rodair International as leaders in their industry.”

2019 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 17, 2019. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Rodair International (www.rodair.com)
Rodair’s tailored solutions support clients globally by providing freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehouse/distribution, and 3PL services in market verticals including automotive, fashion, mining, and project forwarding. Founded in Canada, we are extremely proud of our heritage and global reach that has grown from our Canadian base since 1996. Rodair manages the supply chain from start to finish and offers client partners a full-spectrum of high-tech and high-touch solutions and customized logistics experiences. Rodair is wholly committed to being Canada’s best and most reliable customized logistics solutions provider.

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Browne
Human Resources Manager
905.671.4655
Shannon.Browne@rodair.com
www.rodair.com