Archives: Speaker

Christian Holtman, Thorwesten

Christian Holtmann works as an application engineer since 2011 by Thorwesten. He started by Thorwesten as programmer of the machinery and supports the customers. The installation of machinery from Thorwesten at the customers gives him practical experience of many different vinyl profile systems. About that way he got close between theory and praxis of processing […]

Maria Jasminez, AquaSurTech OEM

Maria Jasminez joined AQUASURTECH OEM in 2015 as the Director of Customer Relations. Maria brings with her 20 years of window and door industry experience in various key roles with select Canadian companies.  Prior to joining the coatings industry Maria honed her manufacturing and operations skills, in her capacity, as VP of Operations for Mennie Canada […]

Todd LeRoy, Loewen

Todd LeRoy has had a diverse career at Loewen which has included many roles with increased responsibility since he started at Loewen in 1982. Starting on the Shipping dock, Todd moved into positions that included safety, transportation and leadership. In 1997 Todd moved into a Production Manager role and just over a year later was […]

Ian Marshall, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Manitoba

Ian Marshall, Lean Champion, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, joined CME Manitoba Division in 2005 as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, a joint industry / government funded initiative aimed at helping Manitoba manufacturing companies improve productivity and achieve world best performance. In this role, Ian delivers the Lean Greenbelt and Blackbelt certification programs, assists public […]

Aaron Mundt, AmesburyTruth

Aaron Mundt has been with AmesburyTruth for 25 years and is currently a Business Unit Manager for casement and awning hardware as well as extrusions.  He is actively involved in strategic planning, budgeting, product design, product life cycle management, and P&L decisions for the business.  He is also AAMA Fenestration Master certified.

Stephan Nies, SIEGENIA

Stephan Nies has more than 30 years experience in various roles in the metal-industry as: -Export Sales Manager at BGH Edelstahl in Germany (Special Stainless Steel long products) -Sales Director at KI in Germany (Seamless drawn precision pipe) -Director of Sales at Nobelclad in Germany (Explosion welded bi-metal plates) Stephan is now the Area Sales […]

Sanjay Parikh, Joseph Machine Company

Sanjay Parikh has been with Joseph Machine Company for the past 19 years. Joseph Machine Company provides automated manufacturing solutions primarily for the Fenestration residential and commercial industry. Sanjay currently serves as the Executive Vice President at Joseph Machine Company. Over the years, Sanjay has had the opportunity to learn from and work with manufacturers, […]

Cheryl Partridge, Opportunities for Employment

Cheryl Partridge has been a specialist in working with diverse populations for over 15 years. In her work with Opportunities for Employment (OFE), Cheryl is proud to have played key roles in two award-winning projects, including the Minister’s Workforce Development Award, for revolutionizing recruitment, training, and onboarding of new employees in the manufacturing sector. In […]

Frank Schaefer, Décor Cabinet Company

Frank comes to FenCon 19 indirectly by way of the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany.  Frank has spent the last 20 plus years in various roles within cabinetry manufacturing and production management roles. Frank is currently Director of Operations at Décor Cabinet Company.  He has been deeply involved in the evolution and implementation of some […]

Warren Peters, LEAN Consultant

Over the course of a 20-year career in the manufacturing sector, Warren Peters has steadily assumed more senior roles, including operational responsibility for multiple plants across Canada. His experience from the shop floor to the boardroom provide him with a valuable perspective from which to provide guidance, coaching, facilitation and training services. Warren is LEAN […]