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Canada's Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Designation

May 14, 2024
Ottawa, ON

Nanometrics Retains Prestigious Canada's Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Designation

Nanometrics, a global leader in seismic solutions, today announced its continued recognition as a Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard winner. This marks the sixth time Nanometrics has achieved the prestigious Best Managed designation, demonstrating sustained excellence in business practices, innovation, and financial performance.

"Nanometrics is proud to be recognized as a Best Managed Gold Standard company once again. Over the past year, we've strengthened our commitment to innovation and growth within the global Earth Sciences market" said Ian Talbot, CEO of Nanometrics. "This award validates Nanometrics' dedication to excellence. We've sharpened our focus on providing solutions that further our understanding of the planet and help mitigate seismic risk."

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world‑class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process. Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.

Nanometrics remains steadfast in its commitment to innovation, guided by our vision to advance the understanding of our planet and help build a sustainable environment. Over this past year, we launched new solutions in several key areas including monitoring of underwater seismicity, and technology supporting emerging energy sectors like geothermal and carbon capture & sequestration.

The 2024 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.

The 2024 Best Managed winners exemplify the highest Canadian business standards of innovation, adaptability, and bold leadership,” said Derrick Dempster, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Their relentless ambition, determined focus, and strategic agility have led them to remain competitive on the world stage, creating sustainable economic growth in an evolving global market.”

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About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. 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. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner, one of the new winners selected each year; 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner, award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 3) Gold Standard winner, after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years; 4) Platinum Club member, winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more. Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, and TMX Group. For more information, visit