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Landry Award Winners are Promoters of Training

The Yves Landry Foundation's 2003 Awards of Excellence will recognize four individuals from Canadian business and industry when they are presented at the fourth annual STARS Gala Nov. 13, 2003, in Tor...


September 1, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

The Yves Landry Foundation’s 2003 Awards of Excellence will recognize four individuals from Canadian business and industry when they are presented at the fourth annual STARS Gala Nov. 13, 2003, in Toronto.

The awards recognize those individuals and businesses that best exemplify the vision of the late Yves Landry, chairman, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada (1990-1998), of forging a link between business, education and government, and promoting technological education and skills training in order to address the upcoming shortages that industry will be facing with apprenticeships and skilled labour.

The Awards of Excellence recipients include: Person of the Year — A. Charles Baillie, past chairman and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group, Toronto; Company of the Year — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., Cambridge, Ont.; Program of the Year — Moulding Youth for Industry, a joint venture between Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) and the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA).

The Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) will also be recognized at the 2003 STARS Gala, for addressing, on a continuous basis, the key competitive issues facing the automotive industry in Canada. Michael Grimaldi, president of General Motors of Canada, and Don Walker, president and CEO of Intier Automotive, will be accepting a special Award of Recognition for their roles as co-chairs of CAPC.

In addition to these awards, the Yves Landry Foundation will also be presenting nine academic awards (high school, college and university levels) to recipients who have demonstrated technological innovation and excellence. Each of these awards is sponsored by a corporate patron, including CIBC; ABC Group; Burlington Technologies Inc.; DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.; Linamar Corporation; The Woodbridge Group; Magna International Inc.; Shell Canada Limited; and Wescast Industries Inc.