Archives: Speaker

Steve Derksen, Barkman Concrete

With over twenty years of experience in agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, and concrete manufacturing, Steve has a proven history of questioning the status quo and pushing for process improvement with tangible results. More recently he’s been using tools from his Lean and 6 Sigma certifications to drive bottom-line results with the focus and passion to equip […]

Aynsley Dueck, DUXTON Windows & Doors

Aynsley Dueck joined DUXTON Windows & Doors in 2012 as the second generation of the family business. Prior to joining the manufacturing industry, Aynsley graduated from the I.H. Asper School of Business as well as the Art Institute of Vancouver. In 2014, she completed her Yellow Belt in Lean Manufacturing, and is now working on […]

Glen Hodgson, Economist

Glen Hodgson has 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade analysis and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics. Glen’s career has spanned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., the federal Department of Finance, Export Development Canada (EDC), and the Conference Board of Canada, where he […]

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 […]

John Neels, Westeck Windows and Doors

John Neels is VP of Manufacturing at Westeck Windows and Doors.  John started with Westeck more than 15 years ago. Working his way up the management level, he has been involved in many aspects including R&D, Service and Manufacturing. John currently heads Westeck’s three production plants and spends most of his time setting up structure […]

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 […]

Jeff Swystun. Swystun Communications

Jeff’s expertise in branding and marketing led to the opening of Swystun Communications in 2012. The agency focuses on the intersection of business and brand strategy. Prior to this, he was Chief Communications Officer at DDB Worldwide heading marketing and corporate communications. He has held leadership posts at Assante Asset Management, Pollard Banknote and Price Waterhouse. […]

Al Dueck, Conference Chair

Al Dueck, Owner and Founder of DUXTON Windows & Doors, has dedicated more than 25 years of his professional life to the window manufacturing industry. Graduating from the University of Manitoba with an MBA, Al has always been particularly passionate about product design and building envelopes. A large portion of his industry background involved leading […]

Nancy Zubriski, Fenestration Manitoba, Conference Organizer

Zubriski & Associates provides Association Management services for not-for-profit member-based associations. This service includes membership management, event management, financial management and board management. Nancy Zubriski has been working with Fenestration Manitoba as Association Manager/Executive Director since 2015.