Keating Technologies named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies

Canada’s Premier Branch Outsourcing Company Caps Year with Outstanding Achievement

Markham, ON – January 8, 2001 – Keating Technologies Inc. today announced that the Company has been selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies, a program designed to recognize and honour companies that excel in best business practices.

Now in its eighth year, The 50 Best Managed Private Companies Program, sponsored by Arthur Andersen, CIBC and the National Post, identifies winners from all regions across Canada and from a wide range of industries. The program involves an extensive interview process and in-depth examination of hundreds of companies’ management practices. Only the 50 Best are chosen based on their ability to continuously enhance organizational assets, their commitment to customer satisfaction and employee motivation, and in the innovative ways they create value in today’s economy.

“This award has been a tremendous opportunity for our team to receive well deserved visibility,” states Larry Keating, president and chief executive officer of Keating Technologies Inc., “and the process is a valuable revelation of our best practices and quality management processes.”

Keating founded the company in 1987 on the belief that Canadians were entitled to high quality service and support on technology-based products regardless of where they were manufactured. In order to make this a reality, Keating started a representation business that foreign-based manufacturers could utilize to drive sales and build a loyal customer base in Canada. This principle of “Canadians serving Canadians” still guides the company today and has driven its success.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry. With a staff of more than 100, the Company provides Total Market Management™ services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Keating currently represents Apollo (a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard), Digi International, Gateway Business, Norton-Lambert, Princeton Graphics Systems, Visioneer, Xircom, Zebra Technologies and provides customer service and support on behalf of 3Com, USRobotics and Palm Inc. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at 1-877-Keating or by visiting the Company’s web site at