Ron Edger joins Fenestration Canada board of directors
January 20, 2023 By Fenestration Canada
The new year will see many exciting changes for Fenestration Canada starting with the appointment of Ron Edger, Centennial Windows & Doors as 2nd Vice President on the Fenestration Canada Board of Directors.
Ron states, “Having spent 30+ years rounding my experience in our industry, being accepted to the Executive Committee as 2nd Vice President is both a personal milestone and an honour to be able to follow the footsteps of all the great mentors before me, in particular George Warren, current President and Executive Team, and entire Board, to which I owe my sincere thanks.”
Executive Director, Stéphane Labelle adds “as we look forward to 2023, our board is strengthened by our long time members and I could not be happier with leadership directing us into another great year.”
A Bigger and Stronger team
We are pleased to also announce the hiring of 3 new Fenestration Canada team members. We welcome to the team Jeffrey Makimoto as our new Technical Advisor for the commercial sector, Rich Porayko who will be in charge of the Business Development for the commercial sector & Jean-Francois Kogovsek – who will be in charge of Business and Technical Development for the residential sector.
We are excited to add some amazing talent to our already strong team at Fenestration Canada. Below is some information about our new team members.
Jeffrey Makimoto’s tenure of over 37 years in the construction, manufacturing, and medical device industry has given him a wide spread of experiences. In addition, his achievements include getting his CET (Certified Engineering Technician) and NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer accreditation. Over the years, Jeffrey held many roles in different companies and developed a wide experience in curtain wall manufacturing/installation, Design/patenting of curtain wall system, window and door manufacturing and design, company restructuring, environmental clean up, large building restoration construction, glass wall manufacturing and installation, point support glass wall manufacturing/installation and all aspects of safety.
Also joining the Fenestration Canada team is Vancouver-based 20-year glass veteran Rich Porayko of Construction Creative Marketing + Communications Inc. Porayko is a freelance writer with Glass Canada magazine and has a large network of glass & glazing marketing customers/contacts throughout Canada and the US. Past volunteer and contract positions include interim Executive Director of the Canadian Glass Association, Glazing Contractors Association of BC board member, North American Contractor Certification marketing, Fenestration Association of BC communications, National Glass Association special projects, and current chair of the Fraser Valley Society for Children with Learning Disabilities.
Rich states “I am very excited to join Fenestration Canada and contribute my knowledge and experience to serving the commercial glazing industry in Canada. I am looking forward to developing innovative solutions for contract glaziers and forging successful partnerships that will benefit the industry as a whole. This opportunity is an exciting one for me, and I am confident that I can bring great value to the Fen Can membership and organization. I am eager to get started and make a difference.”
Jean-Francois Kogovsek, MBA – A career entrepreneur since 1982, CEO of two companies in the window and door market over 35 years, he also held various positions in the Canadian window industry, ranging from sales and marketing management to general management and management consulting. Also a trainer and speaker and involved in various fenestration standards review committees for Fenestration Canada, Jean-François has acquired over all these years a wealth of experience that he is now ready to share with his peers.
His focus in sales and marketing has always taught him that it is much easier to grow as a manufacturer of fenestration products when your products meet the requirements of the standards and codes in place. It is therefore with enthusiasm that Jean-François joins the Fenestration Canada team to help our members perform better both in Quebec and in the rest of Canada.
Terry Adamson, Technical Director states “Heading into 2023 we know to be the best we must grow and provide an evolving and diverse range of support to all our members, current and new. With that, we are growing our team, and specifically the resources within the Technical Department. Industry experts from the commercial glazing world, fenestration marketing, and a well-respected residential expert in Quebec round out our incoming talent. Along with myself and Al, we are enhancing our technical support to enable us to provide member support and resources to broader industry markets. Thank you for your support.”
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