BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins

We're getting close to the end of the year and with that comes the Cantech Letter Awards, which honor Canada’s top technology stock and top technology stock executives. This year, the award winners, and the analysts who will vote on the awards will open the Toronto Stock Exchange trading day on Friday, January 11, 2013. Among them could be RIM CEO Thorsten Heins as he's been nominated as a finalist for the TSX Tech Exec of the Year. Cantech Letter presented the nominees and looking at their write up for Thorsten, it couldn't be more spot on:

For the first ten months of Thorsten Heins tenure, he endured more doubt and scrutiny and outright ridicule than any rookie CEO should have to suffer. Regardless, Heins plodded on as the delay of RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 platform seemed to stretch to an eternity. But now, with BlackBerry 10 a little more than a month away, critics seem to be understanding that Heins is no shrinking violet. Many analysts have recently reconsidered RIM’s prospects, and decided that the worst case scenario and the most likely scenario are further apart than they first thought.

Other nominees include Michael Donovan, of Halifax's DHX Media who deals with creation and production of such childrens TV shows as Animal Mechanicals, Rastamouse, Angela Anaconda along with Yo Gabba Gabba. Next on the list is Michael Roach, whose company CGI Group deals with IT consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and is based out of Montreal, Canada.

Source: Cantech Letter