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No. 1(2) Techlink International Entertainment Limited Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 20,626% Revenue: $8,272,622 Employee growth: 46% Full-time employees: 70 President/CEO: John Xidos Founded: 1994 Head office:Sydney www.techlinkentertainment.com Primary focus: Research and development of responsible gaming solutions. Growth factor: There is a trend toward responsible gaming, which has opened the door for gaming products and solutions. No. 2* Mad Rock Marine Solutions Inc. Industry: Advanced manufacturing technologies Growth rate: 1,933% Revenue: $2,723,877 Employee growth: 220% Full-time employees: 16 President/CEO: Dean Pelley Founded: 2002 Head office: St. John’s www.madrock.ca Primary focus: Research and development of marine and arctic evacuation technologies. Growth factor: The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the governing body for seafaring vessels, recently proposed changes to the regulation No. 3* Talon Energy Services Inc. Industry: Mining and energy Growth rate: 798% Revenue: $31,493,959 Employee growth: 250% Full-time employees: 7 President/CEO: Terry King Founded: 2003 Head office: St. John’s www.talonenergyservices.ca Primary focus: Full-service solutions for the oil and gas, resource, and heavy industrial sectors. Growth factor: In 2006, entered the Alberta oil and gas construction market at the LongLake site, owned and operated by Opti Canada and Nexen In No. 4 (5) Origin BioMed Inc. Industry: Medical and health care products Growth rate: 602% Revenue: $5,350,578 Employee growth: 113% Full-time employees: 34 President/CEO: Robert Cervelli Founded: 2001 Head office: Halifax www.originbiomed.com Primary focus: Over-the-counter drug company serving North American markets for neuropathic pain management, primarily in the diabetic section o Growth factor: Full distribution into North American drugstores with lead product, Neuragen, and establishing brand dominance in the non-prescriptio No. 5* Terra Beata Farms Ltd. Industry: Agriculture Growth rate: 287% Revenue: $1,300,000 Employee growth: 300% Full-time employees: 16 President/CEO: David Ernst Founded: 1998 Head office: Lunenburg www.cranberryfarm.ca Primary focus: Cranberry grower and processor. Growth factor: Decision to work with other Atlantic Canadian companies rather than compete against them in world markets. For example, selling fro No. 6(8) Norex Ltd. Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 223% Revenue: $1,108,569 Employee growth: 250% Full-time employees: 21 President: Brandon Kolybaba Founded: 2000 Head office: Halifax www.norex.ca Primary focus: Software development for the Internet, Web 2.0, marketing, and production. Growth factor: One of few companies building software in the Google Apps Cloud. No. 7* Tech Knowledge Solutions Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 218% Revenue: $875,000 Employee growth: 250% Full-time employees: 7 President: Roddy Awad Founded: 2005 Head office:Moncton www.tksinc.ca Primary focus: Project management and technology professional services and solutions in custom software development, application and database o Growth factor: Investment in sales and marketing resources and processes, which opened more doors in other parts of New Brunswick. No. 8* Kameleon Jewelry Industry: Arts and culture Growth rate: 212% Revenue: $5,300,000 Employee growth: 250% Full-time employees: 14 President/CEO: Robert Smith Founded: 2005 Head office: Dartmouth www.kameleonjewelry.com Primary focus:Design and export patented interchangeable accessory system. Growth factor: Unique product with self-employed reps in the U.S. No. 9 (19) VistaCare Communications Services of Canada Inc. Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 205% Revenue: $9,068,000 Employee growth: 154% Full-time employees: 66 President/CEO: Ed Webber Founded: 2003 Head office: Dartmouth www.vistacaretech.com Primary focus: Build and maintain broadband and fibre optic systems. Provide VoIP, security, nurse call, and structured cabling to the commercial m Growth factor: The ability to attract and retain exceptional and competent employees to build and grow our company. No. 10(17) Praxes Medical Group Industry: Medical and health care products Growth rate: 154% Revenue: $2,674,365 Employee growth: 40% Full-time employees: 7 CEO: Susan Helliwell Founded: 1997 Head office: Halifax www.praxes.ca Primary focus: Medical services for corporate and government clients; software for remote medical and non-medical event management. Growth factor: Increased activity in the oil and gas sector and requests from clients for medical services related to H1N1 and other public health issu No. 11(9) Trail Blazer Products Ltd. Industry: Manufacturing Growth rate: 151% Revenue: $3,105,944 Employee growth: 100% Full-time employees: 24 President/CEO: Shawn Levangie/Curtis Levangie Founded: 1987 Head office: Dartmouth www.trailblazerproducts.com Primary focus: Manufacture and distribute lawn, garden, and outdoor tools, plus paint poles and snow shovels. Growth factor: Expansion into lawn and garden tools and paint poles. Hired experienced sales reps. No. 12* Royale Floors and Surfaces Industry: Construction products and services Growth rate: 136% Revenue: $3,703,209 Employee growth: 175% Full-time employees: 22 President/CEO: Todd Royale Founded: 2005 Head office: Halifax Primary focus: Commercial flooring contracts to supply and install flooring for commercial buildings. Growth factor: N/A No. 13* Meco Industry: Engineering Growth rate: 94% Revenue: $744,846 Employee growth: 67% Full-time employees: 10 President/CEO: Perry Mitchelmore Founded: 2002 Head office: Dartmouth www.mecoengineers.com Primary focus: Professional engineering services in civil engineering, dam-safety engineering, geotechnical engineering, and project management. Growth factor: Recruiting young talent and low turnover. No. 14* Ascenta Industry: Medical and health care products Growth rate: 75% Revenue: Undisclosed for publication Employee growth: 150% Full-time employees: 40 President: Marc St-Onge Founded: 2003 Head office: Dartmouth www.ascentahealth.com Primary focus: Developer, manufacturer, and distributor of high-quality natural health products and an industry leader in omega-3 fatty acids. Growth factor: During the past three years not only brought new products to market but also new standards for quality in the natural health products No. 15(11) Ad-Dispatch Inc. Industry: Marketing and communications Growth rate: 74% Revenue: $3,326,196 Employee growth: 150% Full-time employees: 10 President/CEO: Nathan Kroll Founded: 1999 Head office: Dartmouth www.ad-dispatch.com Primary focus: Producer of measurable web-video content, radio advertisements, and customized interactive training solutions. Growth factor: New ways of doing things, new services for clients, and adopting new technologies. No. 16 (25) Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 70% Revenue: $6,296,857 Employee growth: 18% Full-time employees: 85 President/CEO: Keith McIntosh Founded: 1997 Head office: Fredericton www.pqa.ca Primary focus: Quality-assurance services (software testing and content review) for public and private sector organizations and e-learning services f Growth factor: New business development and marketing. No. 17* TeamSpace Canada Inc. Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 60% Revenue: Undisclosed for publication Employee growth: 47% Full-time employees: 50 CEO: Michael Johnston Founded: 2000 Head office: Bedford www.teamspace.ca Primary focus: IT and digital interactive consulting and application development for global business and media enterprises. Growth factor: Market growth in the digital interactive industry, investing heavily in R&D, and devouring new technological expertise at a faster-than-i No. 18 (24) Composites Atlantic Limited Industry: Advanced manufacturing technologies Growth rate: 53% Revenue: $48,688,589 Employee growth: 12% Full-time employees: 368 President/CEO: Maurice Guitton Founded: 1993 Head office: Lunenburg www.compositesatlantic.com Primary focus: Manufacture and design of advanced composities for aerospace, space, defence, and security. Growth factor: Aerospace market growth and focus on . technology development to expand our capability to meet customer needs and create new v No. 19(16) Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-operative Industry: Food and beverages Growth rate: 52% Revenue: $6,536,843 Employee growth: 35% Full-time employees: 70 President/CEO: Valerie VanOostrum/Jeff Moore Founded: 1995 Head office: Wolfville www.justuscoffee.com Primary focus:Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. Supplies fair trade organic coffee, tea, chocolate, and sugar to customers across Canada and Growth factor: Invested in new enterprise reporting system (SYSRO). No. 20* Accreon Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 51% Revenue: $9,937,470 Employee growth: 104% Full-time employees: 92 President/CEO: Neil Russon/Trevor Cookson Founded: 2008 Head office: Fredericton www.accreon.com Primary focus: End-to-end IT and business services; consulting and software development. Growth factor: Merged three highly respected New Brunswick IT companies and acquired Isomni Solutions Inc. No. 21* Focus Logistics Ltd. Industry: Transportation Growth rate: 49% Revenue: $2,943,462 Employee growth: 71% Full-time employees: 24 President/CEO: Jeff Worton Founded: 2002 Head office: Moncton www.focuslogistics.ca Primary focus: Logistics (warehousing, load brokers), brokerage services, and special commodity handling. Growth factor: Growth of existing markets (more companies seeking warehouse solutions and outsourcing) and the purchase of a courier company. No. 22(21) Killam Properties Inc. Industry: Real estate/property management Growth rate: 49% Revenue: $105,490,000 Employee growth: 7% Full-time employees: 381 President: Philip Fraser Founded: 2000 Head office: Halifax www.killamproperties.com Primary focus: Own and operate apartments and manufactured home communities in Canada. Growth factor: Financing acquisitions with CMHC insured debt to access mortgage debt at attractive rates to complete acquisitions. Growth of existin No. 23 (34) Premiere Executive Suites Industry: Accommodations Growth rate: 46% Revenue: $13,032,315 Employee growth: 67% Full-time employees: 92 President/CEO: Suzanne Bachur Founded: 1999 Head office: Halifax www.premieresuites.com Primary focus: Provide fully furnished executive accommodations for short- and long-term stays. Growth factor: Market analysis resources and strategic sales initiative, resulting in a higher closing transaction ratio. No. 24* Southwest Properties Industry: Real estate/property management Growth rate: 41% Revenue: $42,300,000 Employee growth: 4% Full-time employees: 82 President/CEO: Gordon Laing/Jim Spatz Founded: 1951 Head office: Halifax www.southwest.ca Primary focus: Commercial and residential ownership, management, and development. Growth factor: N/A No. 25 (29) Independent Security Services Atlantic Inc./Independent Armoured Transport Atlantic Inc. Industry: Security Growth rate: 28% Revenue: $2,545,009 Employee growth: -18% Full-time employees: 85 President/CEO: Lawrence Conrad Founded: 1996 Head office: Halifax www.issa.ns.ca Primary focus: Cash in transit, negotiables, or other instruments of value; security coverage through four divisions: security, training, mobile, and arm Growth factor: Financed and operated a private ATM network, providing service and sales to customers from one location. Analysed routes to create No. 26(15) Mariner Industry: IT and telecommunications Growth rate: 27% Revenue: $10,480,561 Employee growth: 45% Full-time employees: 84 President/CEO: Curtis Howe Founded: 2003 Head office: Saint John www.marinerpartners.com Primary focus: IT and management consulting, with specialties in health care, telecommunications, and energy, as well as the provision of software p Growth factor: New products and an increased focus on marketing and sales. No. 27(14) LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. Industry: Bioindustries Growth rate: 27% Revenue: $950,000 Employee growth: 44% Full-time employees: 13 President/CEO: Patrick Whalen Founded: 2004 Head office: Fredericton www.luminultra.com Primary focus: Sales and service of test kits for water, wastewater, chemical, and organic products. Growth factor: Marketing and sales efforts focused on exposure and education. Continued expansion into new markets. sed changes to the regulations surrounding launching appliances; specifically, lifeboat release hooks. Helped establish the criteria of a high-quality, fail-safe release by Opti Canada and Nexen Inc., and maintained a presence on this site. marily in the diabetic section of drugstores. minance in the non-prescription topical niche for nerve pain. rkets. For example, selling frozen berries by the container and developing products to serve industrial customers with larger volumes of cranberries sourced from ma nt, application and database optimizations, and data migrations. New Brunswick. cabling to the commercial marketplace. ent management. 1 and other public health issues. Development of software applied to a new market. g, and project management. omega-3 fatty acids. n the natural health products industry. ons and e-learning services for international clients. cal expertise at a faster-than-industry pace. omer needs and create new value-added products. stomers across Canada and operates four fair trade cafes in Atlantic Canada. acquisitions. Growth of existing portfolio and marketing efforts. urity, training, mobile, and armoured car. on. Analysed routes to create efficiencies and have significantly reduced carbon footprint. as the provision of software products to the global IPTV industry. high-quality, fail-safe release hook system called RocLoc. cranberries sourced from many Atlantic farms.
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