Joel is a versatile well-rounded businessman with outstanding leadership skills driving sales, financial performance and operational excellence. He has 20+ years of experience in manufacturing businesses that serve medium-to-large to Fortune 500s. He’s an entrepreneurial leader who drives performance and growth through encouragement, empowerment and creative development. Joel is also a seasoned change manager with a proven capacity to implement teams, processes, KPIs and cultures that turnaround performance, fuel growth and realize potential.
Throughout Joel’s career, he has held a number of significant roles, including:
- General Partner at GWN Partners in Southern Ontario (2019 to present)
- COO at CVTCORP in Sainte-Julie, Quebec (2019 to 2020)
- President – Gear Division (2014 to 2018), and General Manager – Gear Division (2008 to 2014) at Ontario Drive and Gear in New Hamburg, Ontario.
- Product Manager – Gear Products (2005 to 2008) and Value Stream Manager (2002 to 2005) at Stackpole International, Inc. in Mississaugo Ontario and in the UK.
Prior to this time, Joel was an Engineering Manager at Maxtech Manufacturing in Waterloo Ontario (1999 and 2002) and Manufacturing Engineer at Blount Canada in Guelph, Ontario (1995 to 1999).
The values Joel pushes with all businesses he’s involved with are honesty, respect, innovation and accountability. This is at the core of his business philosophy.
Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He also studied mergers and acquisitions.
Joel lives with his wife and four daughters in Mannheim, Ontario.