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Business Hall of Fame

Randy Pilon

Randy Pilon

Pilon School of Business
Program: Business
Year of Graduation: 1982

President and CEO, Virox Technologies Inc.

Randy founded Virox Technologies Inc. in 1998, a germicide company with a patented technology in disinfection and sterilization that helped win the battle against SARS in 2003. The company’s patented Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP™) can be found worldwide in healthcare, consumer, industrial, food service, agriculture and institutional applications. The technology is marketed through several leading global partners such as Bayer, STERIS Corp and JohnsonDiversey. Virox has been listed three times in Profit magazine’s “Companies to Watch” and has been featured in national newspapers and on television. The company has also won the prestigious Canadian American Business Council Award for Business Excellence. In 2005, Randy received the Oakville Award for Business Excellence – Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a frequent speaker at universities, colleges and venture capital events.

Randy has been an exceptionally generous supporter of Sheridan. He continues to give back to the College through his role on Sheridan’s Board of Governors, and he is a former member of Sheridan’s Student Capital Fundraising Cabinet. Randy made a $500,000 commitment to Sheridan, half of which will support the new campus in Mississauga. The 1st floor lecture hall at the new campus is named in his honour. His gift represents the largest donation ever from an alumnus. In addition, Virox has sponsored the Big Picture Gala’s Business Award for the past four years. A committed mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, Randy is also the founder of the annual Virox Future Forum for Sheridan business students.

Randy is a graduate of The Queen’s Executive Program (1995), the MBA Program and the Institute of Corporate Directors Corporate Governance Program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business (2004, 2005), as well as the Harvard Business School Strategic Planning and Competitive Advantage Course (2007).