March 30, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies has been selected as one of Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s Top Small & Medium Employers for a second year in a row.

“Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for the second year running reinforces Walter’s core purpose of contributing to our customer’s success by helping them work better. As a company, we strive to offer only the best, and that extends to our employees as much as to our clients,” stated President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Christodoulou.

The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers use the following eight criteria to honor the top Canadian employers: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

Over 1,000 Canadian employers took part in the 2016 Best Employers studies. These employers are compared to other similar organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward thinking programs.

“Walter prides itself on delivering the industry’s best products, services and support, which we are able to consistently achieve thanks to the company’s LEED Gold Certified head office, outstanding company culture, strong benefits programs, and performance reward systems,” stated Christodoulou. “All employees are encouraged to strive for excellence and they are empowered to help achieve our corporate vision. As a result, Walter has built a thriving work environment and both our employees and our customers benefits from that.”

Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is a competition that recognizes small and medium enterprises that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies. Canada's SME sector is tremendously important to the nation and is responsible for over half of the country’s gross domestic product, nearly 90% of the private-sector labour force; and over three-quarters of the new jobs created in the past decade.

To view the full editorial for the “Reasons for Selection” explaining why Walter Surface Technologies was chosen, please visit

About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.