Kevin Ford, President and CEO of Calian Group speaks about the company’s diverse services and its core purpose of helping the world communicate, innovate, lead healthy lives and stay safe.
Kevin Ford, President and CEO of Calian Group: “The core purpose of Calian Group is to help the world communicate, innovate, lead healthy lives and stay safe. The way we do that is we have five very distinct service lines that we go to market with both domestically and globally: Engineering, manufacturing, IT, healthcare and training. We’re a world leader in ground systems. We don’t build anything that flies, we build with everything on the ground that communicates with things that fly in space and we’ve evolved our services now into areas like aerospace and defense, agriculture and the cable sector. What I’ve always been impressed with in Calian is the mission criticality of what we do.”
“Customers trust us when they can’t fail and I think if I apply that to everything that we do that’s a great way to summarize it. If you look at the actual application of our services, I think it’s proven and true – that we test that statement every time by what we do every day. I think Calian can continue to sustain as we have single-digit organic growth in that five to six percent range, and then leveraging acquisitions continue to be a double-digit growth company moving forward. So that’s the pace we’re going to run at. I think it’s achievable for Calian and I think historically if you look at us, that’s what we’ve done. Imagine, if you can, investing in a company that has now over sixty-five consecutive profitable quarters, pays a dividend of a three-to-four percent dividend yield, has shareholder return last year of twenty six percent, no debt, cash in the bank, goes to market with five distinct services both domestically and globally, and has a proven track record to manage that diversity. There’s no single point of failure in this company. From my viewpoint it’s a five piston engine with all types of opportunity in each of those segments.” Calian Group Ltd. (TSX:CGY) is a diverse Canadian company offering professional services in the areas of Health, IT, Training, Engineering and Manufacturing. Calian employs over 2,900 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. With over 35 years in business, Calian is known for its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. The company seeks to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.
Calian was founded in 1982. Headquartered in Ottawa, he company’s capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions:
The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains.
Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.
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