For the third consecutive year, Aeryon Labs is acknowledged by Deloitte for exceptional growth within the Canadian technology industry.
Waterloo, ON – November 16, 2016 – Aeryon Labs Inc., the premier manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), announced today that it has been ranked 24th in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards as well as 214th in the North American Technology Fast 500™ ranking.
The Technology Fast 50™ program salutes the tremendous achievements and evolution of the Canadian technology sector. Deloitte believes that it’s important to acknowledge the industry leaders that are driving our world forward by turning great ideas into stunning realities. Canada’s Technology Fast 50™ program is about recognizing cutting-edge innovators that are shaping the world today, and tomorrow. The program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.
“To be recognized a third consecutive year as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company, is truly an honour,” commented Dave Kroetsch, Aeryon President and CEO. “This acknowledgement validates Aeryon’s lead in the rapidly growing sUAS market, as well as the team’s growth and continued dedication to the success of our customers.”
“Fast 50 companies are the cutting-edge innovators leading the technology industry in Canada,” said Anders McKenzie, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Managing Partner for Deloitte in Canada. “Their bold vision, unrivaled growth and true commitment to innovation allow them to not only improve today’s world, but also shape tomorrow’s.”
To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.
As well, Aeryon was among five Ontario-based companies honoured with the prestigious Technology Fast 50 Leadership award for their innovation and leadership in their respective industries.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award winners are selected on their ability to create a distinct competitive advantage in a high growth market. The awards are presented to Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ qualified companies that demonstrate technological leadership on four key criteria: competitive advantage, growth and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than four years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Aequitas NEO Exchange, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, OMERS Ventures and Vistara Capital Partners. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
About Aeryon Labs Inc.
Aeryon Labs is the premier manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) which are at the center of major world events and international media stories. The company is the trusted partner of civil and military customers, resellers, and other commercial business partners around the globe. Aeryon Labs is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Field-tested and mission-proven, Aeryon sUAS set the standard for immediate aerial intelligence gathering by anyone, anywhere, anytime, for a wide range of military, public safety and commercial applications.
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