From its 40,000-square-foot design and production facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, MetOcean Telematics designs, enables and produces complete telematic products and services for business and industry around the world.
Key to this is the knowledge and dedication of its workforce, which CEO Tony Chedrawy credits with helping the company triple its revenue over the past five years. “We are fortunate to employ highly effective people with the skills necessary to keep MetOcean at the cutting edge of global telematics,” he says. “They are crucial as we literally connect the world with innovative voice, data and web-based solutions tailored for niche and specific applications.”
The firm, one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2020, operates on virtually every continent—with regional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia collaborating with partners in South America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East—as a leader in the satellite communications industry.
Its three business units (MetOcean Systems, Telematics, and Defence and Security) operate within this global web of customer care on a 24/7 basis. Says Chedrawy: “All our customers get treated like local customers—no matter where they are in the world.”
MetOcean’s technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise has enabled it to distinguish itself in the international marketplace as an end-to-end creator and solutions provider of telecommunications technologies—supported by continuous data collection and system research and development for commercial and military oceanographic sectors. Proximity to the sea is also an important competitive advantage: no artificial test facility can duplicate the real world conditions the open ocean presents to the company’s design, manufacturing and technical service teams.
In this context, MetOcean places a premium on highly skilled, knowledgeable and motivated employees. It offers paid internships, summer jobs and co-operative opportunities for post-secondary students. Meanwhile, all employees receive handsome health benefits, flexible working hours, telecommuting opportunities, and paid time off for volunteer activities.
It’s no wonder, perhaps, that over the past five years MetOcean has not only tripled its revenue—it’s also tripled its workforce. •