March 10, 2015 — AFD Petroleum
Logo Credit Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Award puts Independent Distributor of Bulk Fuel and Lubricants in Elite Company
Edmonton, AB - AFD Petroleum has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.
“It is truly humbling for AFD to be recognized as one of the ‘Best Managed Companies in Canada’ said Bradley Williams, Senior Vice President. This prestigious award validates twenty-five years’ of hard work and determination invested in building a successful business focused on its customers and employees. With the recent downturn in Alberta’s oil economy, AFD’s planned strategies of proactive adaptation, keeping staff informed, adjusting purchase patterns, and achieving cost structure economies are mitigating the impact. Our exceptional staff, excellent and varied customer base and systems allow us to keep our finger on our business pulse in real time.”
“Today’s market place is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people. AFD invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns.” says Mike Runia, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Ontario Managing Partner, Deloitte.
AFD was founded on strong values and a commitment to its employees, suppliers and customers. Our company focuses on a niche segment of the Oil and Gas industry specializing in remote location, commercial fueling. As refineries and major oil companies backed out of downstream marketing and distribution of petroleum products, we developed systems and processes to fill the gap. No single company provides a complete, integrated customer product/service offering comparable to AFD.
What else makes AFD a Winner? We use an Integrated Business Planning Model, a laser-focused strategy in meeting volatile marketplace challenges, and we have an unwavering commitment to create stakeholder value. AFD concentrates on improving the customer experience, identifying issues and finding innovative and positive solutions. Our company is committed to our employees, and we develop future leaders by providing subsidized education programs and onsite training. AFD also contributes to the communities in which we work, live and play. Through the AFD Racing Program, we annually invest in sports teams, athletes and events to promote healthy vibrant communities.
Being named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies complements AFD’s achievement in October 2014, earning the Silver Medal as Canada’s Safest Employer in the Transportation Category, national recognition for its ongoing commitment in creating a safer work environment.
Achieving such a prestigious award is a true testament to our employees, who demonstrate daily the highest levels of innovation, drive and leadership. We are also extremely thankful for our loyal customers and suppliers. AFD will be privileged and proud to be among the 2014 Winners being honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gala in Toronto on March 31, 2015.