MISSISSAUGA, ON – Thornhill Medical has announced they have been selected as a winner of a 2018 Ontario Export Award in the emerging exporter category. The award recognizes Thornhill Medical’s leadership and success in exporting, innovative approaches, and unique contributions in Ontario. The winners were announced at a Luncheon Gala hosted at International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on Nov. 20.
Thornhill Medical creates innovative healthcare devices and methods that benefit society, mitigate against disease and prolong life. Dr. Joseph Fisher, the company’s founder, is a world-renowned research scientist in the field of anesthesiology and cardiovascular intensive care. Since spinning off from the University Health Network in 2003, Thornhill Medical has built upon his expertise to develop and manufacture compact mobile emergency respiration and anesthesia devices.
“We proudly design, manufacture and sell technologically-advanced medical devices to some of the most demanding customers in the world, and we are proud to see how our passion, commitment and dedication have helped us excel abroad exporting over 90 percent of the products we manufacture,” says Kipton Lade, CEO of Thornhill Medical.
The company has made significant strides in moving from U.S. based sales to global sales. Today, Thornhill Medical has established a small customer base in areas of North America, Asia and Europe. In addition, they received their ITAR ruling from the U.S. Department of Defense and a commodity jurisdiction ruling from the U.S. Commerce Department, which has allowed Thornhill Medical to sell not only to the U.S. Marine Corps but also to numerous global military organizations in over 3 continents.