Management Team

Brian Richards: President

Brian Richards is the President of The Welmar Group and has 25 years experience as a business owner. He is a licensed sheet metal journeyman, and has over 35 years of sheet metal and steel fabrication experience including estimating, project management and site supervision. Brian serves his customers as an innovator and applications expert with a hands on approach, searching for flexible solutions and solving difficulties requiring joint development efforts between manufacturing and installations. A committed president, he makes decisions for corporations in 3 countries affecting teams that employ 70 dedicated people.

Lori Pollock: Accounting Manager

Lori Pollock has over 26 years of experience in financial accounting of which 22 years have been with The Welmar Group. Lori was trained at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, and has helped lead The Welmar Group in start-up, conservative and growth modes while providing sound financial management practices and procedures. Lori’s financial expertise and responsibility are an asset to the management team, and she enjoys meeting new challenges with all the great support and staff within The Welmar Group.

Kerry Hillis: Purchaser

Kerry Hillis brings 15 years of experience and fiscal responsibility which is instrumental in providing the most competitive pricing to our customers. Above and beyond purchasing, Kerry provides The Welmar Group with competitive estimation and effective project coordination of commercial and industrial sheet metal jobs. Through close monitoring of current pricing, problem solving ability, sound leadership and a positive attitude Kerry adds value and is an asset to the office management team.

Jeff Richards : Project Manager

Jeff is a recent graduate of Conestoga College receiving an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Management, and contributes 9 years of multi - departmental cross trained experience at The Welmar Group. Jeff has experience with product fabrication and installation, CNC cutting, customer account management, and recruiting and training. Jeff takes a leadership role in many projects within The Welmar Group, including the design and relocation of our fabrication shop and implementation of our ISO certification. Effective time and resource management make Jeff the ideal partner for your next project.

Jesse Hartwell: Welding Shop Supervisor

Jesse Hartwell has 15 years of experience in the welding trade, and provides hands on leadership and training for the staff of our welding shop. Jesse is proficient in organizing workload, materials, man power and coordinating with customers to meet project requirements and deadlines. Jesse is a dedicated employee who often suggests and implements design improvements for products and processes in all stages of production. He understands the practical applications of your fabrication project and can help guide your project through to successful completion.

Landy Lambert: Sheet Metal Supervisor & Project Coordinator

Landy has actively worked and managed in the Sheet Metal trade for 18 years. Landy offers a broad range of experience both in fabrication and installing, and also supports team members at both the shop and site. Landy has a full understanding of what your project requires and works tirelessly to accomplish all tasks and details related to a successful project. Whether you have set requirements or need a quote to help move your project along, Landy has the necessary knowledge and experience to meet your needs.

Travis Lytle: Site Installation Coordinator

Travis has been involved in commercial and industrial installations for nearly 20 years. Travis and his crew have experience with installations ranging in scope – from hand tools to 300 ton cranes, Travis has the ability to safely and efficiently meet your needs. Travis is the ideal installer for your needs; with dedication and professionalism that are second to none, you can be sure the agreed upon standards and deadlines will be upheld.
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Head Office:   7018 Wellington Road, 124 South, Guelph, ON N1H 6J4
Phone: 519-763-6633     Fax: 519-763-2013
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