Vice President of Engineering & OperationsCambridge Elevating
I look for solutions. Whether it's solutions for problems our business or industry are facing, or if one of our production team has a problem that no one else can solve. There's no task in the company I can't parachute into - though I certainly wouldn't do it as well as the people who do it day in and day out, but providing that support is what my job, and what our business is all about.
Relevant School Subjects
- Technological Education
Areas of Expertise
From high school I was accepted into the University of Waterloo for Mechanical Engineering. I started as a lousy student. I found the party in first year and that was my focus. At the end of first year we were sent a ranking email, and I found that I was ranked 66th in my class of just over 90. By the end, I was ranked number 5 once I stopped going to class and just did the work on my own. It was unconventional, but that's how I learn best.
In my last term, I took a part time engineering contract with NCR while finishing my school which turned into a full time job. I was there for 7 and a half years designing ATMs, traveling all over the U.S. understanding and fixing the worst performing ATMs under the company's management. I did design consultation in Scotland, and audited manufacturing plants and vendors in India.
I left to join a smaller company in Cambridge Elevating and was promoted quickly into the leadership of the company where I now run it alongside two colleagues. We have built a fast growing organization around making a great place to work that is also a high performance environment people want to be in. We help people build careers as we have a long track record of promoting from within. We are an industry innovator being first to market with remote monitoring as standard in all of our elevators.
We are currently executing a 3 year business plan that has us growing our business, product offerings, and customer base at an aggressive yet attainable rate.