Skyline International Development Inc. has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best-Managed Companies for 2013. The Best-Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
“Being named among Deloitte’s Best Managed is a true honour which validates the strategic planning and programming Skyline has been putting in place for the past five years,” says Michael Sneyd, CEO. “This award is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of Skyline’s employees at every level of the company. We look forward to celebrating!”
Founded in 1998 by Israeli-Canadian entrepreneur Gil Blutrich, Skyline is the premier operator and developer of resort communities in Ontario. Its portfolio includes the Deerhurst Resort, Horseshoe Resort, the Omni King Edward Hotel, the Hyatt Regency and Cleveland Arcade, and the historic SS Keewatin Steamship. The company currently has master-planned developments in the works for tourist centres in Ontario near Barrie, Huntsville, Blue Mountain and Midland.
Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a 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 management skills and practices.
“We believe that there are three vital building blocks to sustainable growth: strategy, capability and commitment. Skyline has demonstrated it is a model of success in all three areas and is duly recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed,” explained John Hughes, national leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and Managing Partner, Growth Enterprises with Deloitte.