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Member Highlight

Mr. Gerry Price

Chairman & CEO, Price Industries Ltd.

Gerry Price was born in Winnipeg and holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Following graduate studies, he worked as a Defense Scientific Services Officer for the Defense Research Board in Alberta; he then joined E.H. Price Limited (now Price industries Limited) in 1977.  In 1986, he became President of Price […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Gerry Price

Chairman & CEO, Price Industries Ltd.

Gerry Price was born in Winnipeg and holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Following graduate studies, he worked as a Defense Scientific Services Officer for the Defense Research Board in Alberta; he then joined E.H. Price Limited (now Price industries Limited) in 1977.  In 1986, he became President of Price Industries following their start up in Asia Pacific, and began to lay the foundation for their expansion into the US market.  During his tenure he has launched many new product lines, factory expansions and new business units in Canada and the US, and has grown the company to 22 times the size, scope and reach it was when he became President. 

Price Industries Limited

The Price Group comprises seven companies, operates 14 factories, seven in Canada and seven in the US. Manufactured products range from HVAC mechanical products to transit windows, aluminum extrusions and other industrial products.  The company’s workforce numbered approximately 3,000 employees in 2020, 50% in the US and 50% in Canada, with approximately 1,200 in Winnipeg, MB.

Price is a market leader in air distribution, critical controls, and noise control products.  Price also offers state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics services that analyze how the HVAC system interacts with the indoor environment and the occupant. 

 The founding principles of Price have never changed – business integrity, first-class service, innovation and a commitment to people. After more than 70 years, Price remains a privately held family company with a deep heritage and commitment to innovation and service. Our long-standing vision, traditional values, and the Price way of doing business are the cornerstones of our leadership position in the non-residential air distribution industry.

Price Industries was founded in Winnipeg and remains loyal to Manitoba.  Price remains fully committed to Winnipeg as it is our home and an ideal market for world-class engineering and engineering technology talent.

Price Industries

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

I am honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Board at the Business Council of Manitoba. Following the many past successful chairs, I look forward to bringing the same passion and dedication to advocating for Manitoba’s best interests.

The Council comprises Manitoba’s leading CEOs with shared vision and belief in our province. Since our founding in 1998, the Council has remained committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in Manitoba to lead, promote, and drive innovation and success. This joint effort between political, business, and community leaders has been instrumental in crafting policies that align with our mission of a stronger Manitoba.

We remain dedicated to non-partisan policy advocacy to all three levels of government regarding issues and advancements that affect our community’s success and well-being.

As incoming Chair of the Board, I am proud to lead the Council through this next chapter and look forward to being apart of making Manitoba a preferred place to live, work, and invest.

As a Council we recognize that our office is located on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation and wish to recognize and honour all Treaties.  The Business Council is proud of the many relationships it has formed, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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Mike Pyle

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO