National Optics Institute (INO)

National Optics Institute (INO)

November 14, 2014 06:00 ET

INO 2014 Winner of Grand Prix quebecois de la qualite

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2014) - The National Optics Institute (INO) has won the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité, receiving the award from Quebec's Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, Jacques Daoust, and Mouvement québécois de la qualité, Chairman of the Board, Roch L. Dubé, at a ceremony in Montreal held on November 13 in conjunction with the best business practices show, Salon sur les meilleures pratiques d'affaires.

Remitted annually, the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité (GPQQ) awards are the highest honor conferred by the Quebec Government on private businesses and/or public corporations deserving of special recognition for their management quality and overall performance.

"I congratulate the winners and the visionary men and women at their helm who apply the best business practices in all spheres of their operations and at all management levels. I also wish to salute the great work by companies and corporations in outlying areas, particularly small businesses. They are true engines of economic growth for Quebec," stated Minister Daoust.

"We are delighted to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our good business practices. I am immensely proud of INO's staff. They are the ones who embody our mission and values-such as teamwork and continuous improvement on behalf of our clients," stated INO president and CEO Jean-Yves Roy.

"For fifteen years now, the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité awards have been officially celebrating organizations whose ongoing efforts have optimized performance and achieved the highest standards of excellence-businesses and corporations whose creativity, innovation, and competitive spirit have made them models of quality and productivity to others," noted Roch L. Dubé.

About the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité awards

Instituted in 1998, the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité awards are the highest honor conferred by the Quebec Government on businesses and corporations for their performance. Their demanding criteria make them comparable to various international awards of repute. The Grand Prix québécois de la qualité awards are jointly managed by Quebec's Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Exports and Quebec quality organization Mouvement québécois de la qualité.

About INO

A leading technology designer and developer, INO is Canada's largest center for industrial optics and photonics expertise. It is an international leader in its field, having developed over 5,000 custom solutions to date for Quebec and Canadian companies across a wide variety of fields. INO has performed 58 technology transfers and helped create 29 spinoff companies employing over 1,000 people. INO has 178 employees, more than 80% of whom are scientists involved in research.

Contact Information

  • Jean-Yves Roy
    National Optics Institute (INO)
    (418) 657-7006