November 22, 2022
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PRIMED named to Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2022

PRIMED named to Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2022

EDMONTON, Alberta – PRIMED Medical Products (PRIMED) is proud to be a Gold Standard Winner in 2022, and has been a “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” winner since 2018, making this their fifth consecutive year. 2022 also marks the second year the Edmonton-based organization has received the additional accolade of “Gold Standard Winner,” awarded to organizations who have successfully maintained “Best Managed” status for over three consecutive years.

COVID-19 has positively pushed PRIMED to enable a hybrid workforce, make employee health a top priority, and act with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility. Throughout the pandemic, PRIMED has continued to provide secure and dedicated supply chain efficiency to their PPE customers and clients while looking after their employees and expanding manufacturing into Canada.

In October of 2020, PRIMED opened its domestic state-of-the-art production facility in Cambridge, Ontario. After 18 months of the facility in action, PRIMED reached a 100 million mask milestone, marking the production of a Made-in-Canada solution for Canadian acute care institutions and front-line healthcare professionals.

“The key to our success is PRIMED’s hard-working employees who demonstrate a collaborative and agile attitude with a goal to live our mission of protecting people from harmful substances and infectious disease,” said David Welsh, CEO of PRIMED Medical Products.

“Exiting the pandemic, our team has continued to show resiliency and commitment to our customers. We are proud to be recognized again by Deloitte for what we have accomplished over the last year.”

“Over the years, we have come to recognize that there is value in the application process itself for the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.” Comments Wanda Jollymore, PRIMED CFO.

“It causes us to focus on some of the key aspects of our business – people, commercial strategy, and financial results. In addition, we learned that the areas which the application focuses on are the very areas where truly best-managed companies focus their efforts.” Jollymore goes on to say, “since we won the first Best Managed award, PRIMED has established a dynamic strategic planning process that feeds into a Balanced Scorecard and company incentive planning. In addition, the annual application process is a feedback tool where we review the key areas of the business, ensuring continuous improvement is maintained.”

“This year’s Best Managed winners displayed courage, resourcefulness, and creativity as they explored new avenues for advancement,” said Lorrie King, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

“We’re extremely proud to recognize their impressive achievements in such a rapidly changing business world. Their successes demonstrate the importance of strong leadership and forethought in driving long-term growth.”

Now in its 29th year and sponsored by Deloitte, 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. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. Best Managed companies share commonalities that emphasize culture and people, innovation, sustained performance, and strong financial results.

About PRIMED Medical Products

Founded in 1995, PRIMED Medical Products is a global manufacturer of medical personal protective equipment. PRIMED manufacturing facilities are ISO certified and undergo regular audits by international regulatory and certification organizations. PRIMED’s high quality medical products are used in virtually every hospital across Canada and in healthcare facilities worldwide. PRIMED Medical Products is one of the fastest-growing international manufacturers of high quality medical personal protective equipment; offering branded, co-branded, and private label products and services to its customers and international partners.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 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. 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, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit

Media Contact

Jennifer Cliff, Communications Manager

PRIMED Medical Products
#200, 2003-91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0W8
Phone: 780 497 7600

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