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Words From Our Founder


 

Steve Reko

Our founder, Steve Reko, believed in innovation; he was always finding new and better ways to do things. His strongly established beliefs have guided Reko International Group Inc. into the present day, and have helped Reko become a top performing manufacturing operation.

A Hungarian immigrant, Steve came to Canada in 1957. Looking to move forward, towards a new life of opportunity, his entrepreneurial spirit guided him as he carried his few possessions in a small suitcase across the Atlantic Ocean. Applying his experience as a machinist, and being a natural entrepreneur, Steve started Reko with the goal of always servicing the customer. He believed in working smarter, not harder, and looked for ways to streamline complex processes and looked to technology to do so. He enjoyed helping customers, and valued the joint feeling of accomplishment that resulted from helping them bring their ideas to market.

Internally, Steve Reko believed in fostering a family-oriented culture. He felt that trust and respect were the foundation of a good business, and just as Steve valued his joint success with customers, he celebrated┬áReko’s success with all employees.

While we sadly lost our founder to cancer in December of 2007, his legacy and words of wisdom remain.