Tony Solecki Revealed as the 1st Investor for the Hawks’ Nest Competition!

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The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) and Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are pleased to present  Tony Solecki, President of Caframo Ltd. as an Investor for the “Hawks’ Nest” a Dragons’ Den inspired competition. This is Tony’s third Hawks’ Nest appearance. Tony’s first partnership in the Hawks’ Nest program was with Elly Ward, who founded the specialty website, a destination shop for nut and peanut-free products. 

 Tony grew up in beautiful Vancouver.  He graduated from UBC with a degree in Computer Science and later completed his MBA at Western’s Ivey School of Business. Tony is married and has two adult children.  Tony has worked for over 35 years in the Design and Manufacturing field, including 10 years with RBW Graphics in Owen Sound and over 25 years with Caframo, near Wiarton.  Under Tony’s leadership, Caframo has grown from 20 employees in 1994 to 100 employees today.

As the President of Caframo, Tony oversees all aspects of the business, including Strategy, New Products, Marketing, and Operations. Caframo designs and manufactures scientific equipment and consumer products, including laboratory overhead stirrers, specialty fans, heaters, thermoelectric fans, and thermoelectric lighting.  Products are sold in over 40 countries worldwide.  “I am thrilled to be back at Hawks’ Nest for 2023. I am looking again to find that perfect match between entrepreneur and mentor/investor.” Said Tony on returning as a Hawk for his third time.