Beau's Brewery CEO/Co-Founder & Tangerine President/CEO Awarded DesignThinkers of the Year at 2016 Conference

Steve Beauchesne, CEO & Co-Founder of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, and Peter Aceto, President & CEO of Tangerine, were awarded Canada’s DesignThinkers of the Year at the 2016 DesignThinkers Conference.


In its fourth year, the DesignThinker of the Year Award recognizes Canadian corporate leaders who use design and innovation to solve business problems and drive growth. Past recipients are Larry Rosen, CEO of Harry Rosen Inc.; David Labistour, president and CEO of MEC; Michael Emory, president and CEO of Allied Properties REIT; and Stephen Alexander, founder of Cumbrae’s.


Beau's All Natural is a local, family run, organic, independent brewery, that has been brewing interesting beers since 2006, using the best ingredients & local spring water. The Beau's family takes pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and local communities, and delivered with a sense of friendly relationship.




"Design, as far as I’m concerned, is a way to translate your ideals and you values into something people can touch and see and hold," explains Steve Beauchesne. "The correlation between design and success is so tied together. It’s impossible to separate them." 


Video Production courtesy of MediaFace



Tangerine is dedicated to helping Canadians live better lives by helping them make smarter decisions with their hard earned money. They have a unique culture that has proven difficult for other banks to replicate and they continue to redefine what an everyday bank means in the lives of Canadians.



"The only way to differentiate ourselves in this marketplace is to be different on the inside; we have to have a different culture, and that’s something our competitors can't replicate," suggests Peter Aceto. "The foundation of the way we implement design thinking is a deep empathy for the problems and challenges our consumers face in their lives and how, with that empathy, we can create experiences or products for them that can make them feel great."


Video Production courtesy of MediaFace


The Awards were presented by RGD and Rotman School of Management at the 2016 DesignThinkers Conference. The Award itself was designed by Entro Communications and manufactured by WSI Sign Systems Ltd. & KING Architectural Products.