Member News - June 2023


News from our members The Cultivated B, GOLDBECK SOLAR, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, SAMSON Controls and Volkswagen Canada.

Our member company, The Cultivated B, recently had an exciting interview with the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel about their bioreactors produced in Burlington, Ontario that enable a large-scale production of cultivated meat. 

Lebensmittel aus dem Bioreaktor: „In zehn Jahren kaufen wir kultiviertes Fleisch im Supermarkt“ ( 

Our member company GOLDBECK SOLAR, a German-based leading provider of solar energy solutions, recently announced the rebranding of its North American EPC Division, formerly known as GP JOULE EPC North America. The rebranding is part of the company's efforts to better reflect their values, vision, and unique value proposition. It also marks the final step in the integration process following the acquisition of GP Joule North America by GOLDBECK SOLAR last year.

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Steve McKersie, CEO of our member company Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, talked about his people-focused strategic plan in an interview with Canadian Lawyer that has led the firm through dynamic changes in the legal industry. With a focus on strategic planning and prioritizing their people, Gowling WLG adapts to macroeconomic trends while addressing challenges such as mental health and burnout.

Steve McKersie, CEO of Gowling WLG, on his firm’s people-first strategic plan | Canadian Lawyer (

Our member company SAMSON Controls Ltd celebrated its 40th-anniversary milestone - four decades of excellence, innovation, and valuable contributions to the industry and the city of Markham! Yvonne Denz, President and CEO of the Canadian German Chamber, Joseph Ferraro, CEO and President of SAMSON Controls Ltd and the City Mayor of Markham joined the celebration in the city of Markham on June 9. Here's to the next 40 years of continued success!

SAMSON Controls Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Canada! (

Pierre Boutin, President and CEO of our member company VW Canada, discussed Volkswagen's intention to manufacture their own batteries, highlighting the increased engagement with the global mining industry to secure the necessary materials for battery production in an interview with Electric Autonomy. He also emphasized the importance of adapting to new relationships with mining companies and charging networks.

Exclusive: Pierre Boutin on the future for VW in Canada (


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