PFM Investee Crestline is the Proud Recipient of the STEP 2016 Exporter of the Year Award

October 20th, 2016

October 20, 2016 – Saskatoon, Canada – Crestline is the proud recipient of the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) 2016 Exporter of the Year Award. The Award was presented on October 19, 2016 at the STEP Trade Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration in Regina, SK.
Sponsored by Export Development Canada (EDC), the STEP Exporter of the Year Award, acknowledges STEP members for their achievements and success in tackling world markets. The Award was introduced in 1999 and since has been recognizing exporting achievements based on the following criteria:
  • The introduction of new products/services into new markets
  • A significant increase in export sales
  • A high ratio of export sales to total sales
  • A positive impact on the community through job creation

“Crestline is recognized around the world for a product line which is innovative, durable, and reliable,” says STEP President and CEO Chris Dekker. “Their strong sales and marketing strategies have allowed them to export these products to a wide range of international markets.”

The finalists for the 2016 STEP Exporter of the Year included some of Saskatchewan major exporters:

  • Carrier Forest Products Ltd. – Big River, Saskatchewan
  • Ceres Global Ag Corp. – Northgate, Saskatchewan
  • O & T Farms Ltd. – Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Vendasta Technologies Inc. – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

“We are extremely proud to be recognize among this impressive list of finalists” Scott Sawatsky, VP Sales & Marketing Crestline.

Crestline was founded in 1975 in Saskatoon as a manufacturer of ambulances and specialty vehicles. In 1980, the company diversified to also become a bus distributor. Crestline since has grown to one of North America’s leading ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturers and a nation-wide distributor of buses. Crestline has proven successful at exporting 91% of our product outside of Saskatchewan.

“Crestline has thrived both financially and sustainably by building community relationships across Canada, the United States and internationally. We have sold to every Canadian province, 21 U.S. states and overseas to 32 countries worldwide” Scott Sawatsky, VP Sales & Marketing Crestline.
About Crestline Coach Ltd:STEP Exporter of the Year – News Release

Crestline Coach Ltd. is a worldwide leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses. With safety, innovation and durability always at the forefront of their business, Crestline exceeds and inspires today’s industry standards. To learn more about Crestline visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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Scott Sawatsky, VP Sales & Marketing


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