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2014 CRA National Board of Directors

Executive Officers

2014 National Board of Directors


Chairman of the Board

Jeff Campbell, St. Thomas Rent-All & Sales, St. Thomas, Ontario

519/631-5450 jeff.campbell@crarental.org

Jeff is the owner and operator of St.Thomas Rent-All & Sales. Jeff and his wife Norma-Jean, have two children. His son Kenny along with his daughter Mary-Catherine work in the business. Jeff’s brother Dave also works in the business. Jeff has served the National Board as Ontario Director, Director at Large, and now Chairman.

 

 

President

Marc Mandin, 4-Way Equipment Rentals, Edmonton, Alberta

780 464-4929 mmandin@4-way.com

Marc started in the rental business in January of 1988 as Branch Manager with Rite Equipment Rentals looking after rentals to commercial, industrial and oilfield construction projects in the Bonnyville area. In early 1992, Marc moved to Edmonton as operations manager for both Rite Equipment and Western Shutdown Services.  Western Shutdown provided equipment rentals and tool crib services to lumber mills and oil refineries throughout the Prairie Provinces.  When Western Shutdown was purchased by Certified, Marc ended up in Whitecourt with Fasco Rentals looking after the industrial rentals in that region. In January 1998, Marc joined the 4-Way team as Operations Manager and has helped grow the business with the rest of the 4-Way management team.

Marc has been involved with CRA Alberta for several years.  In June of 2006, he was elected as President of CRA Alberta and served in that capacity until November 2007 when he joined the National CRA Board of Directors.


Region Ten Director
Paul Kenyon
, Absolute Location Support Services, Toronto, Ontario
416/203-8332 paul.kenyon@crarental.org

Paul is the owner of Absolute Location Support Services and was CRA President in 2005. As Region Ten Director, Paul sits on the CRA National Board and the ARA National as a liaison between the two associations.

  Vice President

Dave Mintenko, Hertz Equipment Rentals
204/488-4929 dave.mintenko@crarental.org

Dave has been in the rental industry for 38 years, 25 years with Wyatt Rentals and 13 with Hertz Equipment Rentals currently as Branch Manager. He has been involved with the CRA local, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for 25 years. Dave and his wife, Joy, are the proud parents of Christine and Rob.

 


 

The National Board of Directors


Alberta Director
Tim Ranson, The Cat Rental Store
780/989-8651
tim.ranson@crarental.org
 
With over 16 years of direct rental business with Finning and the Cat Rental Store and other industrial equipment background, and with 9 years as a safety professional / senior manager serving the Equipment Rental and Repair industry. Tim works hard to ensure the safety and systems are working to protect both workers and the customers. Tim has contributed outside the corporate workplace as a Chamber of Commerce Past president and board member, has sat on the board of a local semi-private school, has contributed to the American Rental Association Risk management committee as a board member, and was directly involved with the inception of the ARA’s Professional Driver Improvement program to standardize driver training for the rental industry and he has contributed to industry standards improvement for AWP and Forklift. Tim has his roots in Alberta, and in the rental industry.

Atlantic Director
Hank McInnis
, Hewitt Cat Rental Store
902/481-3455

Hank.McInnis@crarental.org


British Columbia Director
Angie Venekamp, Rental Network

604/892-8200 angie.venekamp@crarental.org Angie works for Rental Network in Squamish, BC. She has gone thru all the chairs on the CRA BC Local Board and continues to sit on the BC Trade Show Committee. Angie is in her second term as BC National Director. She is involved with CRA and ARA committees.

Manitoba Director

Louise Serpa-Evanochko, Bel-Ayre Rentals

louise.serpa-evanochko@crarental.org

 



Ontario Director
James Morden, Rentshop Inc.
705/435-3844 james.morden@crarental.org  James has been a second generation rental owner since 2006 when he took over the family rental business established in 1985 by his father, Paul. James has been active with the CRA Ontario since 2002, holding many positions. James is currently the CRA’s social media director, and has written articles for CRA Ontario and CRA BC Newsletters. James has sat on CRA and ARA committees and received awards from both.


Quebec Director
Paul Ravary, Location Ravary
450/669-9000
paul.ravary@crarental.org

  • Professional Mechanical Industrial Engineer graduated in 1973
  • Registered and licensed as an engineer in Quebec (OIQ) and in Ontario (PEO)
  • Founded the Rental Center in 1977 “Centre de Location Ravary ltd”
  • Worked as a Power plant designer for a boiler manufacturer “Volcano” from 1973 to 1977, in Germany for Konus Kessel GMBH in 1978, for Walsh Process Control and for Lavalin Inc. as an employee and as a consulting engineer for more than 20 years on various different large industrial project. Started his own Engineering company in 1985 (Consultherm Inc) as a specialist in Thermodynamic. (See CV-PaulRavary.pdf)
  • The Rental center grew from 1 employee in 1977 to 17 employees in 2012.
  • President of the Quebec Rental association for 2 years and now Chairman of the board.
  • Designer of the ALQ web site: www.associationlocation.ca  and of a web site for the members: www.sitewebalq.ca .

Saskatchewan Director
Jill Holtsman, Hub City Display
306/653-3705
Jill.holtsman@crarental.org  

Jill is owner/operator of Hub City Display in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jill along with her husband Blair, are on trade show committee for the Prairie Regional Trade Show.

Supplier Director 

Dean Nasato, Wacker Neuson

905/601-0319

dean.nasato@wackerneuson.com 

District Manager – Wacker Neuson Ltd – 14yrs, covering Ontario & Manitoba since October 1999. Married to Lonnie – 22 years, Children: Daniel-20yrs old, Jeremy-16yrs old, Kristina-14yrs old. Born Jan 3, 1966 in Mississauga, ON; currently living in Rockwood, ON. Love playing hockey (goalie); music – rock, reggae, concerts, Nascar, F1, Indy car, outdoors. Fav band – Rush, Fav movie – The Godfather, Fav NHL team – Toronto Maple Leafs. Fav NFL team – Indy Colts, Fav food – all.


 


Insurance Director
Justin Friesen, Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions

209/943-0331
justin.friesen@crarental.org Justin is Vice-President of Commercial Insurance at Western Group Insurance Solutions. He is responsible for the oversight of overall sales development, service, and marketing relating to Group Insurance Solutions’ commercial insurance products across Canada. As Insurance Director of the Canadian Rental Association, Justin oversees internal sales and service processes, the building and implementation of new processes, and ongoing monitoring of overall client satisfaction and business retention.