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WhiteWater Awarded Among Canada’s Best Managed Companies

ABOVE: (left to right): Paul Chutter, Paul Yeager, Geoff Chutter (CEO), Andrew Wray, Michael Heaven, Harley Ensing, John Bookless

Richmond, BC, Canada (April 9, 2015) — WhiteWater West Industries Ltd (WhiteWater) is proud to be the recipient of the Best Managed Companies designation for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed designation is a prestigious corporate award recognizing companies for their sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

“Today’s market place is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people. WhiteWater invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns,” comments Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of the Best Managed Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte.

With a vision for creating play experiences that WOW the world, WhiteWater has succeeded in providing international clients with the tools and attractions to deliver world-class entertainment to their guests. WhiteWater’s ability to form cross-functional teams to effectively execute a concept to completion project has leaned on a matrix organization guided by value stream leaders who are focused on providing WOW experiences. This management system has allowed WhiteWater to produce innovative solutions that exceed client’s expectations on a global scale.

Established in 1993, the Best Managed program is the country’s most prestigious business award program recognizing companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Nominees are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

“We are honoured to receive this designation of Best Managed Company and be recognized for our innovation and strides towards a people powered and customer oriented organization,” remarks Geoff Chutter, CEO & President, WhiteWater.

“This year’s winners demonstrate the significant impact that private companies make from coast-to-coast – and beyond – by pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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