Cadet named ‘Tenant of the Year’ by Port of Vancouver

From left to right: Cadet President Hutch Johnson, CEO Dick Anderson and Port of Vancouver Commissioners Brian Wolfe, Nancy Baker and Jerry Oliver pose for a photo with the "Tenant of the Year" award inside Cadet.
From left to right: Cadet President Hutch Johnson, CEO Dick Anderson and Port of Vancouver Commissioners Brian Wolfe, Nancy Baker and Jerry Oliver pose for a photo with the “Tenant of the Year” award inside Cadet.

Regardless of where you work at Cadet, we put a big emphasis on sustainability, community well-being, employee health and lean manufacturing. It’s always nice to hear that people outside of this building notice those things within us.

On Tuesday we were recognized by the Port of Vancouver when we were awarded the “Tenant of the Year” award for 2013. And guess what we were recognized for? Community involvement, commitment to sustainability and green manufacturing and caring about the health of our workforce.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

As the port recognized us by reading a list of our accomplishments over the past 15 years, it made me think of each person in the company that had made them possible. A company is just the sum of its people, and I felt very special and honored to be representing all of our team’s efforts and successes.

Our CEO and founder Dick Anderson accepted the award on our behalf.

“The real thanks goes to Cadet and its personnel,” he said.

Dick said the award really speaks to the quality of our team who make these sort of things possible on daily basis. I agree. (If you’re interested in a video of the ceremony, visit our YouTube page.)

Later in the day a few folks from the port made their way over to our building to take a tour. It was a lot of fun to show them what we do here.

Thank you so much to the Port of Vancouver for this honor and to our team for making it possible.

Cadet Director of Operations Frank Twardoch, left front, gives Port of Vancouver officials a tour of our plant.
Cadet Director of Operations Frank Twardoch, left front, gives Port of Vancouver officials a tour of our plant.
Hutch Johnson

Hutch Johnson

Hutch became CEO of Cadet in 2016, when the company was acquired by Glen Dimplex. He spent the previous 18 years as President of the company. Since taking the helm, Hutch has led Cadet’s transformation into a lean, efficient, and globally recognized manufacturer of electric heating products.

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