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Gentec is Recognized as One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for a Sixth Consecutive Year

Gentec International was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the sixth consecutive year. The national awards program recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and create value in innovative ways.

Congratulations Gentec International!



TORONTO, ON., January 26, 2013 – Joel Seigel, President and CEO of Gentec International, is pleased to announce that Gentec has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for a sixth consecutive year.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized once again as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies,” stated Mr. Seigel. “It’s an honour we hold in the highest regard because it means we have attained the level of excellence that we strive for, year after year. And it’s an honour we share with our retail and trade partners who have been integral to our continued growth and success.”

Established in 1993, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is a national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies 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.

About Gentec International
Founded in 1990, Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company, supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless, and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers a variety of prominent brands, including Optex, Sigma, SanDisk, Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, Kata, Avenger, Roots, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, Mobifoto, iQ, Sunpak, Energizer, Energy, Planet Wireless, Ideal Case, White Diamonds, Musubo, Verso, Sony, Electrohome, Prolink, Bell’O, Klipsch, Mirage, Jamo, Bushnell, Tasco, Zeiss, SHE Outdoor Apparel, Alpine Mobile Electronics, and Stinger. Gentec operates out of a high-cube, state-of-the-art, fully computerized 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution centre that offers efficient, seamless service to our customers. With over 90 employees, Gentec covers the needs of its retailers coast to coast using the latest technology systems, streamlined efficiencies, and customer service that is second to none. Take a tour of Gentec at

About Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 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. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen’s School of Business. For further information, visit