Victoria BC (November 22, 2018) StarFish Medical announces that CEO and Founder, Scott Phillips, received the BC Export Leadership Award on November 22, at the 2018 Lunch and Awards Presentation in Vancouver BC. The award selection criteria includes:
- Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
- Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s)
- Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
- Notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities
Mr. Phillips expressed his gratitude to nominators, references, and the selection committee when hearing the news: “I’m very proud to be recognized for my role in inspiring others. I’ve always been motivated by community and helping others be successful. Whether in our company or around North America, nothing makes me happier than a successful client.”
About Scott Phillips
Scott Phillips is Founder and CEO of the StarFish group of companies, including StarFish Medical and ViVitro Labs Inc. Known for being an entrepreneur and for helping entrepreneurs, Scott graduated in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia and holds 17 patents. StarFish Medical is an awarding winning medical device development services provider and 2018 Business in Vancouver Top 100 Technology Company. Recent company awards include 2018 Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year, 2018 VIATEC Community Champion, and 2016 Business Excellence Technology Business of the Year.
Scott’s industry awards and service include 2017 VIATEC Technology Champion, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Award Technology category, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2017 President of Entrepreneurs Organization Victoria Chapter, board member of LifeSciences British Columbia and former board member of the BC Medical Technology Industry Association. His passions are being a Dad, discovery, solving problems, outdoors adventures, and helping people be successful.
About BC Export Awards
The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 9 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years.
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StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility. www.starfishmedical.com
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