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Husky’s Schad named to Order of Canada

Robert Schad, founder and former president and CEO of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., in Bolton, Ont., was am...


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August 1, 2006 by Canadian Plastics

Robert Schad, founder and former president and CEO of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., in Bolton, Ont., was among 77 people named to the Order of Canada last week.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of endeavour. It is Canada’s highest honour for lifetime achievement and has three different levels of membership: Companion, Officer and Member. Schad has been named as a Member, in the field of industry-commerce-business.
Schad and the other recipients will receive their insignias at a later ceremony.
Schad started Husky in a garage in Toronto in 1953 and built the company up to its current position as a global supplier of injection molding equipment that now boasts 3,000 employees and sales in 2005 of US$860 million. In addition to its Bolton headquarters, Husky has facilities in Milton, Ont., Luxembourg, and Shanghai.
Schad retired from Husky in 2005, and was succeeded as president and CEO by John Galt, formerly Husky’s vice-president, operations and chief operating officer, last September.
In June, 2006, Schad was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame at a ceremony held during the week of the National Plastics Exhibition (NPE) in Chicago.