OLEHDER Awarded Outstanding Business Achievement Awardn June 16, 2017, LEHDER was honoured to be recognized by our business community as the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Business Achievement Award for Employee Relations from the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.  LEHDER Principals Mark Roehler and Peter Pakalnis were present to accept the award. This award reflects the commitment of LEHDER's Principals to putting their employees first.

When the four founding members of LEHDER determined their corporate culture, they wanted to create an environment that they would like to work at as employees. It had to be a positive, constructive and fun environment in which one would be proud to work for their entire career. Since LEHDER’s inception, this mandate has not changed.

 To learn how LEHDER has supported this mandate through their corporate culture, a copy of our award submission is provided below.

LEHDER's 2017 OBAA Employee Relations Award Submission LEHDER's 2017 OBAA Employee Relations Award Submission (774 KB)

LEHDER also sponsors the Social Profit of the Year OBAA and we were exceptionally pleased to present the award to Sarnia Rebound during the ceremony.  Our congratulations to all the nominees in both categories!

The Inn of the Good Shepherd - Outstanding Contributor Award

LEHDER Awarded Outstanding Contributor Award from Inn of the Good ShepherdOn June 27, 2017, LEHDER was celebrated during the Inn of the Good Shepherd's Annual General Meeting as an Outstanding Contributor.  LEHDER has been a strong supporter of the Inn for many years; annually sponsoring the Surf Inn Turf event, hosting food drives with LEHDER staff, adopting families at Christmas to ensure no child goes without and our favourite event - CANstruction!

The Inn of the Good Shepherd is one of Sarnia-Lambton's greatest assets.  In the past year, the Inn has served 39,000 meals, provided 6,919 safe nights at the Lodge and Haven, kept 471 families in their homes with functioning utilities, distributed 106,750 lbs of fresh vegetables, 10,615 food packages and 796 snack packs for children,  ensured 607 students had school supplies, provided 5,240 bus passes and tickets and gave 240 families a wonderful Christmas morning to wake up to.  This is only a sample of the services they provide.  If you would like to help with their mission to 'provide service with dignity to those in need of food, shelter and other essentials', please make a donation here or contact the Inn to find out how you can volunteer or support their integral initiatives.

Outstanding Business Achievement Award - Health, Safety and Environmental Award Nomination

2015 Outstanding Business Award Nominee LEHDER Environmental is honoured to have been nominated in the category of Health, Safety and Environmental for the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce 2015 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards.  HSE is an integral part of LEHDER's business and we are proud of our outstanding health and safety performance and the dedication our employees demonstrate every day to work responsibly and safely.

Our congratulations go out to the winner in the Health, Safety and Environmental category, Anderson-Webb.  The Awards Gala was an exciting night and as sponsors of the Social Profit (Not for Profit) of the Year award, LEHDER President Sid Lethbridge was on hand to present The Inn of the Good Shepherd with the award in this category.  To view a video of the presentation of the award, please click here!

Source Evaluation Society - Matthew S. DeVito Award

Mike Denomme receives the SES Matthew S. DeVito AwardIn 2013, Mike Denomme received the Matthew S. DeVito Award from the Source Evaluation Society (SES).  This award recognizes an individual's superior ethical conduct and major contributions towards ensuring measurement data quality and representativeness, and the safe implementation of source testing

An SES member nominates a candidate however, the candidate does not need to be an SES member.  The nomination justification must describe the nominee and how this person embodies the principles of quality, integrity, safety and an ethical approach toward stack sampling. 

Mr. Denomme is only one of seven people in the industry to have received this honour since the inception of the award. 

Outstanding Business Achievement Award - Large Business of the Year Award

Large Business of the Year AwardLEHDER is honoured to be the recipient of the Large Business of the Year Award presented by the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce at the 2008 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. The gala event was held at the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia. 

Sid Lethbridge, President of LEHDER says “When LEHDER Environmental Services was created 13 years ago; the Founders chose to remain in Sarnia-Lambton because we recognized that it is a great place to live and work. We have grown from a company consisting solely of the four founding partners of LEHDER to being one of the largest Air Quality Management companies in Canada. It has been quite a journey! We extend a sincere “Thank You” to our employees and our clients; we appreciate both employee and client loyalty and look forward to continued success in meeting the needs of industry."

Established in 1995, LEHDER provides integrated environmental solutions to industrial clients throughout North America and is recognized by Canadian and U.S. regulatory agencies. 

LEHDER has a multidisciplinary team of consulting professionals which includes engineers, scientists, toxicologists, information management specialists, hydrogeologists, biologists and technologists. 

With its head office in Point Edward, Ontario and divisional office in Edmonton, Alberta, LEHDER provides industrial services to companies across North America in the petroleum and petrochemical sectors, automotive manufacturers/suppliers, glass industries, inorganic/organic chemical manufacturers, food processors, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the pulp and paper industry. 

The LEHDER name is pronounced "leader", and comes from the surnames of the original founding partners of the company; Sid Lethbridge, Des Hayles, Mike Denomme and Mark Roehler. 

For more information, please contact: 

Sid Lethbridge, President

Outstanding Business Achievement Award - Most Innovative Business

Outstanding Business Achievement AwardLEHDER is the recipient of the Outstanding Business Achievement Award for the "Most Innovative Business" presented by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, January 25, 2003 at the Imperial Oil Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Principal Michael Denomme received the award on behalf of the Company and made the following comments: "We are very pleased to win the Outstanding Business Achievement award for the "Most Innovative Business" because it reflects the company's priority in staying ahead of the technology curve. We are an information oriented company and information technology is constantly changing. Maintaining our edge in technology involves a continuous investment in new hardware, software, and training. When these resources are provided to smart, self-starting individuals in the workplace, it creates a very positive and productive environment where anything is possible."