BSI Canada announces 2013 Award of Excellence winners

Provance Technologies, Inc., and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., awarded for top single and multiple site implementation of Quality Management Systems in Canada

BSI Canada, today announced that Provance Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IT asset management software to Microsoft and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., an internationally-recognized engineering and environmental services firm, were awarded with BSI Canada's Award of Excellence for Quality Management Systems. The awards were given for single site and multiple site implementation respectively.

"This year's Award of Excellence winners are shining examples of how strong quality management systems can drive corporate excellence and profitability," said Gary Robinson, commercial director, BSI Canada. "They also show that Canadian companies are committed to business excellence from coast to coast. Congratulations to both Provance Technologies and Klohn Crippen Berger on years of hard work and this well-deserved accolade."

Provance Technologies, which won the single site implementation award, has been ISO 9001 registered for the last 12 years. The company has developed a unique and very effective quality system that helps maintain high quality outputs in all areas of operations from business planning, finance, marketing and sales to software development. The company has a perfect audit record, which is an exceptional accomplishment.

"Our Quality Management System is now the pride of the company," said Gilles Lalonde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Provance Technologies. "It is something that we prioritize as a company because we know that by doing so we can continue to deliver the best product on the market, maintain the confidence of our customers and have confidence in our ability to manage situations that we encounter."

Klohn Crippen Berger, awarded for their multi-site Quality Management System at locations in Vancouver (Head Office), Calgary, Edmonton, Sudbury, Brisbane and Lima, has consistently demonstrated passion and commitment to maintaining a high standard of business excellence.

The engineering firm works in the power, mining, environment, water, transportation, oil sands, oil and gas and municipal sectors and has implemented an integrated system to not only ensure that they meet legislative requirements, but to exceed expectations regarding interaction with the community and environments in which they operate.

"We are honoured to receive this award in recognition of our Quality Management System and our hard-working implementation team," said Shirley McLaren, Quality Manager, Klohn Crippen Berger. "We've implemented a robust system to maintain project management standards in our workplaces across the globe, and we see the results in successful projects with our repeat clients and in Klohn Crippen Berger's continued success."

The Award of Excellence program was created in 2011 to annually recognize leading Canadian companies that excel in the implementation of international business standards. The inaugural Award of Excellence was given to Neptec Design Group Inc., a Canadian aerospace design company based in Ottawa. The company was recognized for the successful and continually improving implementation of their ISO Quality Management system, which has propelled the firm into global success and recognition.
Last year's winner was Redline Communications, a global producer of specialized outdoor wireless broadband radio systems that successfully transformed its business operations in order to achieve five-year profitability benchmarks in just two years.