Gerry Price to receive Order of Manitoba
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General HVAC Systems Management award honour
The chairman and CEO of Winnipeg-based Price Industries, a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry, will be one of 12 Manitobans to receive the honour.
Gerry Price, the chair and CEO of Winnipeg-based Price Industries, a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry, will be one of 12 Manitobans to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour.
The formal investiture ceremony is scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 20, at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg.
Price Industries was founded in 1946 as a sales company by Gerry’s father Ernest H. Price. The company began as a manufacturer’s agent for Hart & Cooley, Farr, and Maid-o-Mist, as well as its own line of fill and vent caps for oil furnaces.
Gerry Price has become an accomplished business executive and philanthropist, as he and his family support charities and capital campaigns in Manitoba across many areas including children and families, youth mentorships, education and scholarships, health care and other community-led initiatives.
In March 2020, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba was renamed the Price Faculty of Engineering following a $20 million donation from Gerry and Barb Price.
The Order of Manitoba was established in 1999 to honour Manitobans who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, thereby enriching the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province and its residents.
Order of Manitoba members are entitled to use the initials O.M. after their names for life. The list of all members of the Order of Manitoba is on permanent display in the Legislative Building.