Sales and Account Manager, Supply Management Naizil Coated Fabrics
Alex drives sales growth in North America by providing excellent customer service and always identifying new product applications. Additionally, Alex is part of the supply management team at Naizil. Alex joined Naizil after retiring from professional hockey in February 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University in 2010, with a major in Economics, and minor in Mathematics. Most recently complete his Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at John Molson School of Business.
Carl Beauchesne currently works at Forgestik as the Regional Sales Director for Ontario and Western Canada. With more than 22 years of experience in the ERP industry, Mr. Beauchesne held several positions; as a business analyst, trainer, project manager, presales engineer and business development. This acquired expertise brought him to get involved with people from different levels: from the operations people to the C-Levels and owners. As a recognized ERP expert, he is known for building strategic approaches to business processes, technology integrations and people management, into generating results with an ERP Implementation and Collaboration Software.
Brydon Roe spent his early years on the shores of the great lakes in eastern Canada. Brydon and his younger brother owned and operated a windsurfing shop, collectively fostering a fascination with building and marine rigging. Years on, Brydon spent much time in Australia and New Zealand learning the Shade Trade and noticing how architecturally pleasing and impressive shade sails were. Brydon returned home in 2001 to start Shade Sails Canada, a first to the Canadian market. Since then, the business has grown to include his wife and 6 -16 staff serving Canadian and American customers. Brydon enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and nieces and nephews when he isn’t selling and flying sails!
James Gallagher, President of MultiBuild Solutions Group, supplying and servicing the North American market with fabric structure solutions has over 45 years of knowledge and involvement in the design, manufacturing, and installation. Growing up in family business (Soper's founded in 1875), and working with his 3 older brothers Andy, Jeff & Lincoln, he/they have many success, best practices, and "learned lesson" stories (Wisdom) to share. Through continued involvement with ATA, Fabric Structures Association, Tensinet & IMS in Europe he seeks continuous promotion to the design and influencing community along with credibility and development of standards in custom fabric structures.
Mark is the managing owner/director of Lasalle Canvas Inc., based in Montreal, Quebec. Lasalle is a family business, started by Mark’s grandfather, that currently has 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation family members involved in the operations. Mark has a bachelors’ degree in Commerce/Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurship from McGill University in Montreal, so he is doing exactly what he studied. His experiential background includes working as a salesperson and sales office manager for an advertising/promotions company based out of Montreal and then Vancouver, including a stop in Edmonton and running satellite offices in Victoria and Kamloops, BC. After that, he had a 10-year career managing various P&L business units for a large international electronics distribution company based out of Montreal. From there, Mark went to work for his grandfather at Lasalle and eventually he and his parents bought out the company. He has two daughters in university and likes to spend his free time active and outdoors whenever possible. Tyrrell currently serves as the Chairman of the IFAI Canada Board of Directors.
Human Resources and Labour Relations Executive, PLG Capital Humain
Philippe Levesque-Groleau works a a consultant for PLG Capital Humain where he specializes in investigation, collective bargaining, recruitment, compensation, organizational development and HR policies. He has a Bachelors degree in Human Resources from HEC Montreal and a Masters degree in Industrial Relations form the University of Montreal. His many certificates include Supervision, Human Resources, Operations Management and Production, and Applied Management, Policy and Security. Phillip has written over 30 articles on Human management trends published by La Référence RH.
Vincent Pitre is an IT Sales Consultant at Forgestik where he advises on IT infrastructure, networking, security, voip, asset management, and public and private cloud. He studied Programming at the University of Montreal and Network and System Adminstration at Teccart Instiut and has licenses and certification in MS-100 365 Indentity and Services and MD-100 Windows Client.