|Ramkrishna M. Godse, P.Eng.
The Institution of Structural Engineers in London, England,
has named Ramkrishna M. Godse, P.Eng., as a fellow. Mr. Godse,
president of R.M. Godse & Associates Ltd., is a professional
engineer registered in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and Ontario. He is also a winner of Saskatchewan’s
Premier’s Award of Excellence in Design and the author
of numerous technical papers.
Business Award Winners Named
APEGGA permit holder SMART Technologies Inc. of Calgary and
co-founders Nancy Knowlton and David Martin picked up the
Hal Godwin Award for Excellence in International Business,
last month. Calgary Economic Development and the Haskayne
School of Business at the University of Calgary are the awarding
As well, another permit holder, Wi-LAN Inc., won the Calgary
Export Achievement Award for Collaborative Partnerships.
Wi-LAN, a global provider of broadband wireless communications
products and technologies, won its award for using collaborative
partnerships to develop sales in China.
Founded in 1987, SMART is the industry pioneer and market
leader in interactive whiteboards and other communication
tools. With offices in Germany, Japan and Washington, D.C.,
SMART employs about 400 people, sells its products in 65
countries – and quite regularly picks up awards, including
Canadian Exporter of the Year in 2000.
“These awards are important because they recognize companies
and individuals who are making an impact in the Calgary community
by thinking and acting with a global perspective,” says
Carol Stewart, interim dean of the Haskayne School of Business.
Edmonton Fabricator Honoured
The 13th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce Business Awards
of Distinction Gala held in February saw Waiward
Steel Fabricators Ltd. of Edmonton receive the Premier’s Award of Distinction.
“It is a pleasure to be able to recognize Waiward Steel
achievements in the business community with this prestigious
award,” said Mark Norris, Alberta Minister of Economic
Development. “They truly exemplify the Alberta Advantage
in their approach to doing business and in the contributions
to the community.”
On its website, Waiward bills itself as “one of the
largest and most automated steel fabrication plants in Canada.”
ConocoPhillips Canada, formerly known as Gulf Canada, has
received a rare honour from the State of Washington, Business
Edge reported Jan. 22. The Calgary oil company was recognized
for a $6-million US project to clean up an old gold and silver
mine for a popular recreational attraction and wildlife area.
In 1987, known as Gulf Canada at the time, the company inherited
responsibility for reclaiming the Cannon Mine, near Wenatchee,
Wash., as part of acquiring Asamera Companies’ oil
assets. The mine covered more than 1,700 acres, including
about 280 acres of leased state land.
ConocoPhillips supported the reclamation project, even though
it would cost the company more than $6 million US when a
reclamation bond held by the state was worth only $2 million
The company “could have walked away, left this $2 million
on the table and let (Washington state) deal with it,” say
Lin Callow, ConocoPhillips senior manager of environment
and regulatory affairs. “This is a Canadian company
that lived up to its responsibilities, even though those
responsibilities were south of the border.”