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Nanometrics Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for a Third Consecutive Year

May 5, 2021
Ottawa, ON

Nanometrics won its initial Best Managed award in 2019 and has successfully requalified again in 2021

Nanometrics was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 28th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

With a long-term strategic vision, Nanometrics continues to leverage innovative new technologies such as artificial intelligence and cloud-based automation to develop and deploy next generation seismic detection and monitoring solutions. With continued investments in research and development, talent and dedication, the company has been successful on its path of continued growth.

“The past year has posed numerous challenges for Canadian businesses and has touched each and every one in some form or another—including this year’s Best Managed winners,” Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “They should be extremely proud of this designation and use it as a catalyst to continue the work they do each and every day. Their unwavering commitment to their people, and their adaptability amid a year of turmoil, has led them to this achievement and it mustn’t go unnoticed.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel composed of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2021 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) enabling a remote workforce, making employee health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility, and a significantly heightened focus on cash flow.

“The team at Nanometrics is thrilled to continue to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. It is a true testament to the innovation, dedication and business agility of our employees especially given the economic and social challenges this past year has presented.” Ian Talbot, CEO of Nanometrics.

2021 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at a virtual gala. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.

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Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. For more information, visit