Acrobatic Controls and iSpecs scoop Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Last Friday, during the annual NEYA awards gala at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Al van den Ende and Mike Galenkamp received the 2015 Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the category Technological Entrepreneur.
 

Based in Jordan Station, Ontario, Van den Ende and Galenkamp are owners of iSPECS Inc. and ACROBATic Controls Inc. Both of them are team members of the Acrobat Projects group of companies, specialized in the engineering, design, manufacturing, installation and services for automation systems in the North American greenhouse industry


The team members of the Acrobat Projects group of companies.

Since 1994, the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (NEYA) have been honouring enterprising people whose businesses have made significant differences in the community, and in our lives. The awards are a symbol of achievement for those innovative entrepreneurs who provide inspiration, exemplify excellence and carry out their unique vision.


Mike Galenkamp and Al van den Ende on stage at the Niaga Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony.

Galenkamp and Van den Ende have been honored for their technical knowledge and involvement in many greenhouse projects over the past few years. We visited one of them last year; the expansion of the cucumber production at Martens Greenhouses in Beamsville, Ontario, where they were responsible for the extensive implementation of control techniques.




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