Hieu Cong Truong, O.C.
Hieu Cong Truong has changed the way money is made. As the director of advanced engineering and research at the Royal Canadian Mint, he propelled Canada to the forefront of the global minting industry through numerous innovations. Multi-ply coin plating, advanced gold and silver refinement, the world’s first digital technology for gold coin authentication, and the toonie’s inner core locking mechanism are among his many celebrated achievements. He is also a role model within the Vietnamese community, lending his time and talent to numerous organizations.