Spartan Named One of Canada's Best Managed Companies

Canadas Best Managed Companies
03 10, 2015 Spartan Controls

Calgary, AB, March 10, 2015 – Spartan Controls Ltd. has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed awards for this year, officially announced this week in the National Post, recognize Canadian owned and managed companies for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire company.

“Today’s market place is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people,” said Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte. “Spartan Controls Ltd. invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns.”

This is the 14th consecutive year that Spartan has been recognized as one of the Best Managed. Since winning its first award in 2001, Spartan has become an official member of Canada’s Best Managed Platinum Club, a recognition limited to companies who have been Best Managed companies for seven consecutive years or more.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognize Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

”We continue to be honoured to receive recognition from such a highly regarded and competitive program,” said Mike Begin, President and CEO of Spartan Controls. “There is no room for complacency in any well managed business and this program’s criteria and the successes of those peer companies in it, help to challenge us to keep raising our performance with our customers, people, and business.”

Leadership attributes that have helped Spartan earn selection as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies include:

  • Differentiated customer service, experience and support
  • Best-in-class process control products and applications
  • Customer value creation and innovation
  • Best people, great place to work, do-what-it-takes energy
  • A winning culture of owners, leaders, and mentors

Focused on technical innovation and delivering value to our customers, Spartan continues to strive for excellence and leadership in all areas of its business practices. A high regard is held for the Best Managed Companies program and respect for the organizations that this recognition is shared with.

About Spartan Controls

Spartan Controls Ltd. Is the recognized leading provider of process control, measurement and automation solutions in Western Canada. For over 50 years, Spartan has provided the industry with quality solutions, technical expertise, lifecycle support, and technical training. Our automation products are used by the oil and gas, oil sands, pulp and paper, power, pipeline, and municipal industries. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience where expertise and collaboration come together 24/7, 365 days a year.

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 $10 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) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the 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 reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

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