AN INNOVATIVE GLOBAL MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS
Circa Enterprises Inc. is manufacturer and supplier of telecommunications and electrical products and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Circa is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol CTO. Circa’s operations consist of two business lines:
Telecommunications (“Telecom”) – based in Calgary, the Telecom lines consist of surge protection products, computer cables and related connectivity products sold under the CircaMax brand. In addition, the segment includes Guardian Telecom, a manufacturer and supplier of ruggedized high performance telecommunications equipment.
Metal fabrication (“Metals”) – the Metals segment is based in Vaughan, Ontario and consists of enclosures, pole line hardware and other products sold to the Canadian electrical industry under the Hydel brand. The operating division also makes a variety of custom metal products for a variety of industries.
May 1985 – Circa Telcommunications Inc. formed in Calgary, Alberta
September 1988 – Circa obtains listing on the Alberta Stock Exchange and begins trading under the stock symbol “CTO”
March 1990 – Circa acquires Florida-based distributor and renames it Circa Telecom (USA) Inc. to sell and distribute products to the U.S. market
1994 – Circa Telecommunications Inc. restructured and renamed Circa Enterprises Inc.
1995 – Circa public company listing moved from the Alberta Stock Exchange to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
1998 – Circa implements the ISO 9002 (now ISO 9001) quality standard
July 2002 – Circa Enterprises Inc. acquires the shares of AOK Custom Metals Limited, an Ontario custom metal fabrication corporation located in Markham, Ontario – the company was renamed Circa Metals Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Circa Enterprises Inc.
July 2004 – Circa Metals Inc. acquires the assets of Hydel Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of fabricated enclosures, pole line hardware and other products for the Canadian electrical industry located in Scarborough, Ontario and Welland, Ontario
April 2006 – the Circa Metals Inc. Ontario operations were consolidated into a 99,000 square foot facility in Vaughan, Ontario
July 2009 – Circa’s public company listing moved from the TSX to the TSX Venture Exchange
2010 – Circa Metals consolidates Welland, Ontario operations into its Vaughan facility
February 2013 – Circa Metals Inc. was continued as an Alberta corporation and amalgamated into Circa Enterprises Inc.
December 2015 – Circa acquires the assets of Alberta Computer Cable Inc. (ACC) and begins designing, manufacturing and selling cable assemblies, connectors and wiring harnesses.
March 2016 – the operations of the cable and connector business (ACC) are amalgamated into Circa’s Calgary facilities
July 2017 – Circa acquires the assets of Guardian Telecom Inc. and begins designing, manufacturing and selling rugged, high performance telephones as well as telephone, PageTalk and PA systems
2019 – the Calgary-based Telecom operations are consolidated into a 30,000 square foot facility
2020 – Circa acquires the assets of Teletics Inc. and begins manufacturing and selling monitored wireless voice and data products
Cory Tamagi – President & CEO
Mr. Tamagi is responsible for corporate leadership and direction of Circa Enterprises Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in both publicly-traded and private corporations, the majority of which have been in executive positions in telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate and transportation & logistics.
Mr. Tamagi served as VP Finance & CFO of Circa from 2008 through 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Tamagi was the CFO of Mainstreet Equity Corporation, Director of Finance & Administration of Sultran Ltd. and held various other financial roles. He also held operational roles as a truck driver and warehouseman.
Mr. Tamagi obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1992 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA route) and member of CPA Alberta.
Angie Hulshof – VP Finance & CFO
Mrs. Hulshof is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has over 16 years’ experience which includes manufacturing, golf course operations, oil and gas services, logistics and warehousing services. These positions were held in both publicly-traded and private companies.
As the VP Finance & CFO, Mrs. Hulshof leads the accounting/finance, IT, communications and administration of Circa. She is responsible for financial stewardship, accounting & financial reporting, internal control, tax, corporate finance, treasury, securities commission & stock exchange compliance, risk management, and administration.
Mrs. Hulshof received a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration – Accounting in 2014 from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is a CPA and member of CPA Alberta.
Darren Epp – Executive Vice President
Mr. Epp is responsible for both the Sales and Engineering of Circa Enterprises Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in positions in Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Software, and Automation.
Mr. Epp previously served as Director, Automation Solutions, Zedi Solutions from 2013 through 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Epp was with Guardian Telecom for 12 years in roles ranging from Electronics Technologist to Vice President, Operations.
Mr. Epp obtained a Computer Engineering Technology Diploma in 1998 from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Circa strives to manage the business and operations with corporate social responsibility in mind at all times. This is includes; conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner, improving our environmental footprint, engaging, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures with which we work, monitoring and reporting performance, and making a commitment to sustainable development while still preserving profitability for stakeholders.
Circa’s commitment to corporate responsibility starts with our people. With 150+ employees from all corners of the globe, Circa is a place of cultural diversity with a focus on communication and teamwork, making a place where talented people want to work. Our team share ideas to increase production, work together to ensure a safe working environment, and collectively contribute in creating a positive working atmosphere.
Code of Ethics
At Circa, our integrity and reputation for ethical practices, and respect for all individuals are the essential fundamental values by which the company conducts business. Our reputation depends on honest and ethical conduct in dealings with employees, clients, shareholders, associates, suppliers and communities. Our commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations is supported by our strong focus on continual improvement and manufacturing quality products. Our reputation for high-quality work is essential to our productivity, sustainability and growth.