It was a big week for our President and Co-Founder, Pouria Ghods, who was named one of this year’s Forty Under 40. This prestigious award is given out every year to exactly 40 of Ottawa’s youngest, brightest leaders to recognize and celebrate their business accomplishments, professional expertise, and involvement in the community.
This win is well-deserved to say the least. Pouria is one of the hardest working people we’ve ever met. In addition to the day-to-day engagements that come with running a successful global business, he has been helping to move Giatec’s growing team into a new office space, overseeing the launch of several new products, and preparing for Intermat, one of the biggest European construction trade shows.
Despite his busy schedule, he always makes time to talk to everyone at the office and participate in company outings. Pouria now joins his Giatec business partner and good friend, Aali Alizadeh, who received the award in 2017.
About Forty Under 40
The Forty Under 40 awards started over 20 years ago and are still going strong as one of the most notable and sought-after business awards for entrepreneurs in the National Capital Region.
A collaboration between Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, these annual awards have helped shape the careers and lives of over 800 local business leaders to date.
Every year, hundreds of nominations are received and this year is no different. With nearly 300 nominees, this year’s awards saw stiff competition. This just goes to show how talented, dedicated, and hardworking Pouria is. Join us in celebrating this amazing win for Pouria—share the news with family, friends, and colleagues!
Founded in 2010, Giatec Scientific Inc. is using today’s IoT technologies to fill gaps and solve inefficiencies in the construction industry. Our smart concrete sensors give contractors, engineers, and construction companies deliver real-time data about concrete properties like temperature and strength so they can make faster, more informed decisions at the jobsite. Ultimately, they save money, cut weeks off their construction schedules, and improve the quality and safety of their concrete structures.