Kryton International Inc., a Canadian-based manufacturer and pioneer of crystalline concrete waterproofing products worldwide, is celebrating 40 years in business in 2013.
Like many companies, Kryton was built to solve a problem. R.G. (Ron) Yuers, the current Chairman of the Kryton Board, first opened the doors of CanWest Waterproofing Company, a waterproofing applicator company. It soon became apparent that the materials they purchased from a local supplier weren’t working satisfactorily. Yuers decided that if a solution wasn’t available inthe market, he would create one. So, he hired a chemist. After hundreds of hours in a laboratory, Krystol technology was born; and in 1973, Kryton was formed as a new company to launch this new technology into the global market.
Since its launch, Kryton has been the leading manufacturer of concrete waterproofing products, using its proprietary integral crystalline formula—Krystol. This success has expanded the company worldwide, with offices in Canada, China, India, Dubai, and the UK. Massive projects such as Las Vegas CityCenter, Marina Bay Sands, and the Palm Jumeirah were completed using Krystol technology, propelling Kryton into new markets.
“We feel very fortunate to be a contributing member of the construction industry for these many years and look forward to many more,” says Kryton’s President and CEO Kari Yuers.
Kari Yuers has been in a managerial position at Kryton since 1991 and CEO of the company since 2001. She has led the charge in legitimizing the category of integral crystalline technology and the use of admixtures for concrete waterproofing. She was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 in the Business-to-Business category. Under Kari’s leadership and her commitment to value the people and company culture, Kryton has become an award-winning company that was recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For in British Columbia for 4 consecutive years. Recently, Kari was appointed the new Chair of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) International Advisory Committee.
Kryton continues to evolve and adapt its product line toward future trends. By maintaining close relationships with distributors and customers worldwide, Kryton has a strong presence in the future of concrete waterproofing.