Mr. Dueck grew up on his father Willie's farm north of Arborg. Attracted to the challenges of running a business, Raymond joined his father and brother in 1971 to start the Dueck Builder Mart lumberyard venture. As President of the company he saw the company grow into one of the largest rural lumberyard in Manitoba. They built more than 800 homes and commercial buildings in 20 years.
In 1985 Mr. Dueck established ProfitMaster Computer Systems Canada Inc., designing and installing retail Point Of Sale (POS) systems for lumber yards and hardware stores. By ’95 ProfitMaster system installations rang up more than a half billion dollars in sales across Canada annually. Now located in UofM's Innovation Park, the company is still going strong.
When Mr. Dueck joined Vidir Machine Inc as co-President in ‘95 the company had 16 employees. By 2008 the company had 2 manufacturing plants with more than 150 employees. Raymond and his partners managed phenomenal growth. For four years in a row the company made Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies list.
The Vidir Group manufactured a range of products, from carpet carousels for Home Depot to Bike Merchandizing Systems for Walmart, Motorized Moveable Bases for warehouse racking, carpet cutting machines, hopper bottom grain bins, and biomass fired greenhouse gas displacement systems.
In his role in Marketing and Product Development, Mr. Dueck designed and commercialized dozens of products, covered by a wide range of patents. His inventions have revolutionized his customers’ operations.
In 2008 he established Innovaat.com International Inc to develop and manufacture biomass thermal conversion systems. These systems are CO2 neutral with zero GHG (green house gas) environmental pollution.
In 2009 he led the group that purchased the million sq ft building from the Imperial Tobacco company and converted the tobacco processing plant in Aylmer Ontario to ElginInnovation.ca, a business incubator. It now houses 34 small companies that provide employment to 375 people.
One of his more recent inventions is the patented ZephyrBus GRT / StratoCar PRT mass transportation system that will save cities millions and would benefit a city on many ways. www.ZephyrBus.com
Always the inventor, Mr. Dueck, now semi-retired, recently turned to designing a very cost effective housing option using re-purposed sea-shipping containers to create safe, comfortable, and secure alternative housing for the under-privileged in our society. A 5 story containerized housing complex can accommodate as many as 150 living spaces on a 50' x 150' lot. When paired with a biomass thermal conversion system and an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) electric generator the combined heat and power (CHP), this project could become the most environmentally friendly zero carbon emission housing option anywhere.
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
July 1, 2012 - MP Joy Smith Announced the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients:
“It is my distinct privilege and honour to present this very prestigious award to those who have built, and continue to build a caring society through their selfless service to others,” said MP Joy Smith. “On Canada Day I want to acknowledge these exemplary men and women whose dedicated contributions help create a vibrant community and a great country.”
MP Joy Smith presented medals to Canadians residing in the Kildonan-St. Paul constituency including:
Raymond Dueck – Community Service - founding president Canadian LifeLight Ministries
“Raymond Dueck founded Appledale Apartments seniors housing in Mennville, and served 20 years as Chair of Beaver Creek Bible Camp for kids in the Interlake. His charitable service has always been an integral part of his life.
Raymond is a registered Inventor with more than a dozen patents; including worldwide patents. His brilliance is a God-given ability to identify a problem, invent the solution, and bring it to market, and then share his good fortune with others. A very successful entrepreneur, Raymond founded the largest computer company of its kind in Canada. After a 40-year business career, he continues to launch new ventures. His business acumen provides families with jobs, and helps the economy flourish.
Today Raymond is the founding President of Canadian LifeLight Ministries committed to the free distribution of Bibles. With more than 100,000 Bibles distributed, mostly to people who can’t afford them, the positive impact of the worldwide ministry is beyond measure.
This gifted humble man has made a huge impact on Canada by sharing his God-given gifts with others. His charitable work leaves a lasting legacy.”
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Mr. Raymond DUECK
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DUECK, Raymond; business executive; p Willie B. and Elizabeth D.; e. Centennial Coll.; Red River Community Coll.; m. Martha d. Henry and Tina Reimer 10 July 1971; children: Andre Kristin Davis (dec'd.), Jason Ivan Michael (dec'd.), Justin Charles Lee, Renee Amarya Lalani (dec’d), Alayna Samantha Rachel, Karalee Janina Elizabeth; Diretor of Vidir Morris Inc, Biomass Energy System Technologies Inc, RMD Holdings Inc, Dueck Holdings Inc, Royal Teulon Estates Inc, Past PRES., VIDIR MACHINE INC. 1997−2008 named one of 100 fastest growing companies (4 yrs.) Profit Magazine; Dir., Dueck Builder Mart of Canada Inc.; Dueck Home Centres Inc.; POSX Inc.; Profitmaster Canada; Sirvys Computer Corp.; Vidir Holdings Inc.; Vidir Homes Ltd.; WeEat Bread Corp.; mem., Cdn. Assn. of Family Enterprise (CAFE); Cdn. Assn. of Manufacturers & Exporters; Cdn. Fedn. of Independent Business; Educational Soc. for Resource Mgmt.; Canadian LifeLight Ministries Inc, EMC Missions Auxiliary; Lightbearers of Manitoba; Mennonite Economic Development Assocs.; Mennonite Foundation of Canada (mem. Finance Ctte.); Mennville EMC; Dir., Cdn.; Mennville Developments Ltd.; Mennville Holdings Inc.; Paradigm Farms Inc.; Raymond Dueck Family Trust; ReachOut 99; RMD Farms; Mennville Sunday School Teacher;
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