Oakville, ON — Grundfos Canada celebrated its 20th year in business on May 1, 2012. To commemorate this milestone; customers, partners, and industry representatives gathered with employees on March 27 for dinner and speeches at the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre in Oakville. The event was hosted and MC’d by Lee Smart of the Second City Comedy troupe.
Reflection, exploration and celebration was the theme of the evening, with several presentations by Grundfos officials and political leaders focusing on the subject. The roots of Grundfos Canada were examined and the history of the company and its partnerships with both local entities and global counterparts were explored. Future development, partnership growth and contributions to a more sustainable way of conducting business were also highlighted.
“With roots in Denmark, Grundfos continues to show itself as a well established Canadian company that has shown great success in applying its energy saving products to the advantage of society, the environment and the bottom line,” said His Excellency Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen, the Danish Ambassador to Canada.
Grundfos Canada president, Simon Feddema, reflected on the roots of the company and spoke of the accomplishments and trials that Grundfos Canada has experienced over the past two decades. He also thanked Grundfos partners and employees and invited them to focus on carrying out the Grundfos values in all aspects of their lives. “I challenge all of us as employees, but also as partners to live up to our values, and to continually do so everyday,” said Simon Feddema, president of Grundfos Canada.
Guests were also addressed by the mayor of Oakville, Rob Burton, and executive group vice-president Søren Ø. Sørensen. Both congratulated Grundfos on its success over the past 20 years and expressed their expectations of a prosperous future for the company.