Our President and owner, John Blachford, is the 2016 winner of the Canada Medal; he was presented with this prestigious medal by the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Society of Chemical Industries on April 7, 2016 at the CIC/SCI Awards Dinner.
This medal was established in 1939 and is awarded to a business leader in a Canadian industry who has had a positive impact on their business and on the Canadian industry as a whole. The positive impact includes economic and/or market leadership as well as sustainability via social and/or environmental leadership.
John was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the chemical and acoustic materials industries for four decades with plants established in Canada, the USA and the UK. He has strongly supported research within our company for the development of new products both domestically and globally.
John has been a strong supporter of the chemical industry associations and a champion of Responsible Care® and promotes honesty and integrity in personal and business practices.
John received his BSc in Chemical Engineering and his PhD in Chemistry from McGill University.