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Board of Directors


Hank McInnisBattlefield Equipment Rentals

902-481-3455   /


Mike MaltbyIngersoll Rentall

519-485-4231   /

Vice President

Dan Spencer

Executive Director

Nathalie McGregorCanadian Rental Association


Executive Committee / Ontario Director

Colin WilsonA World of Rentals

613-547-4400   /

Colin is partner and president of A World of Rentals Inc. in Kingston, Ontario. He and his brother Chris grew up in their family’s paint and decorating retail store, which offered equipment rentals to the decorating industry (paint sprayers, floor sanders etc). They went on their own and opened A World of Rentals Inc. in 1998. The company joined ARA and the Canadian Rental Association right away.

Region 10 Director

Jill HoltsmanHub City Display

306-653-3705   /

Alberta Director

Dave CarknerPatcher Energy Management

780-980-9185   /

Atlantic Director

Nancy CrosbyClassic Rentals Ltd.

780-980-9185   /

British Columbia Director

Jim ClippertonNor-Val-Rentals Ltd.

250-550-6105   /

Jim has over 27 years experience working in the industry and 24 years as a business owner.  Over the years, Jim has also received several recognition awards for his service.  Adding to his experience, Jim has been involved with CRA in several different capacities for many years. With his vibrant personality and strong work ethic Jim will be a welcome addition to the team!

Manitoba Director

Russell Ridge

Saskatchewan Director

Jeremy AndrewsPrairieland Rentals

306-537-3011   /

Jeremy has been with Prairieland Rental and Sales since 2009. The company was founded in 1986 and was purchased by his father Keith Andrews in 1998. The company originally joined CRA in 1987 and has been a member ever since. With seven full time plus numerous seasonal employees, they are a single location party and equipment rental store serving Regina and area.

Quebec Director

Pierre-Shawn TurcotteLocation Turbo

514-598-8888   /

Pierre-Shawn is the President of Atelier de location Turbo Inc. in Montréal, Quebec. He progressed within the company alongside his father and mentor, Jean-Marc Turcotte, founder of the company and ex-President of the CRA. Location Turbo is in business since 1980. It offers a wide range of services in construction tools and equipment rentals to contractors and private individuals. As a teenager, Pierre-Shawn participated in many events organized by the Association and became his father’s right-hand man to help the company stand apart from competition. For more than 20 years, Pierre-Shawn has demonstrated a firm interest in the industry and wishes to take this opportunity to forge linguistic alliances and ensure the growth of our industry.

Western Associate Director

Justin KlassenHeater Sales & Service

403-358-1664   /

Eastern Associate Director

Richard VermetteCisolift Distribution Inc.

1-800-475-3838   /

Passionate and proactive, Richard takes a personalized, professional and attentive customer service approach.​ He is currently finishing his 2 year term as a supplier director and representative of the rental industry on the CRA Quebec local board. Richard is proud to be a part of a growing team that was awarded in 2017 the 'Supplier of the year' award!

Director at Large, Membership SIG Chair

Warren CarriereQBI Equipment Management

403-462-4774   /

Director at Large, Party & Event Services SIG Chair

Sheldon FinglerInfinite Event Services

780-975-6152   /

Insurance Director

John GillespieWestern Financial Group Insurance Solutions

(800) 665-8990 ext. 7384    /

John is the Manager of Commercial Client Service at Western Financial Group. He is responsible for the oversight of the commercial service department, and works closely with sales, underwriting, and marketing relating to Western Financial Group’s commercial insurance products across Canada. As Insurance Director of the Canadian Rental Association, John oversees service processes, and ongoing monitoring of overall client satisfaction and business retention.