MRO Magazine

Surface treatment firm wins two awards in Montreal


June 15, 2015
By Bill Roebuck

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Walter staff from left to right: Josée Coutu, director of finance and information technology; Claude Vandemeulebroocke, general manager Canada; Dany Depatie, director of human resources; Donato Pirro, vice-president of international marketing; and Philip Tanious, director of operations.

Montreal, QC – Walter Surface Technologies, a supplier of surface treatment technologies, has received the award for High Technology and Innovation, as well as the grand prize, Business of the Year Award, from the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce. The 30th Accolades Competition celebrates business excellence and leadership in the West-Island business community in Montreal and the awarding ceremonies were held on June 11 at the Marriott Airport Hotel.

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce selected Walter for the Business of the Year Award for continuing its mission to promote the economic well-being of the Montreal business community and its involvement in regional and national business issues and activities. The company also takes a leadership role in environmental sustainability in the community with a modern head office and manufacturing facility that is ISO certified and 100% LEED GOLD certified.

Walter was also presented the award in the category of High Technology & Innovation for distinguishing itself in the Research and Development of new products, processes and technologies that help customers work better.

“It is a great honour to have won these two awards as they are a reflection of one of our company’s key values, to strive for excellence in all that we do,” stated Claude Vandemeulebroocke, general manager for Canada at Walter Surface Technologies.


Walter is committed to the advancement in industry innovation and was selected from over 150 other local businesses in 10 categories. Walter has been a business leader in the West Island since 1966. With a focus on the metalworking industry, Walter has been providing high productivity abrasives, power tools, tooling, chemical solutions and environmental solutions to contribute to its customer’s success.