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Meet our Team

Advanced Bending Technologies has a large team to serve our clients needs. We’d love to connect and discuss your next project or product, especially how we can aid your company to be more efficient and profitable through our manufacturing process. If you have a general question, please contact us via our Contact Page


Brad Miller
Brad Miller
President
Brad Miller

Brad Miller

President


Brad graduated from BCIT with an honours diploma in Mechanical Technology in 1986. At the age of 25, he purchased his first manufacturing business, Van Ingen (now Advanced Bending Technologies). He later went on to purchase IMW Industries, which he built into a globally successful exporter with subsidiaries in five countries around the world, with over $100 million in revenue and 700 employees. After selling IMW in 2009, Brad continued to invest in the manufacturing space in Canada and the US and currently owns seven companies specialized in marine and industrial manufacturing with a focus on clean tech manufacturing. Additionally, Brad is a significant investor in several tech start-ups in the food processing and medical device sectors.

Brad is also active as a volunteer director on the boards of two foundations, three not for profits and one NGO with a focus on education and health in Canada and Uganda.

 

 

Jerry Solobay
Jerry Solobay
Director, Strategic Planning
Jerry Solobay

Jerry Solobay

Director, Strategic Planning


Jerry has over 30 years of experience across a broad range of international automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing. He started his career in Toronto as an aerospace CAD/CAM programmer and then as a computer systems manager. After moving to Vancouver, he became the estimating manager for a global supplier to the major commercial aircraft manufacturers and the NASA manned space flight program. During this time he was instrumental in the company rising to the top of this highly competitive industry.

Subsequently, he used his MBA in International Finance as the VP of South and Central America at a major global compressed natural gas company. There he grew the sales and service operations from 5 employees in 2 cities to 120 employees in 29 cities over a 3 year period. When the company was purchased Jerry was promoted to Global Sales Manager directing the world-wide sales team.

Currently as the Director of Strategic Planning at AGI Jerry has been managing and growing the business with a major international hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer. He is also responsible for developing new business opportunities and promoting synergies and manufacturing efficiencies between the diverse group of AGI companies.

Justin Roe
Justin Roe
Account Manager & Technical Sales
Justin Roe

Justin Roe

Account Manager & Technical Sales


Justin is an account manager representing Advanced Bending, Advanced Flow Systems and Surround Technologies.  He has over 15 years of Oil and Gas experience with over 5 years in a business development and technical sales role.  Justin also brings 8 years of bending industry experience.  Mr. Roe is responsible for communication with key stakeholder, vendors and prospects and assists in project planning and estimating while clearly communicating with all vested team members to his clients expectations are met.

Dan Campeau
Dan Campeau
Plant Manager – Calgary
Dan Campeau

Dan Campeau

Plant Manager – Calgary


Dan Campeau is a new addition to AdvanTec. Joining the team June of 2017, a red seal certificate, journeyman millwright with an extensive background in manufacturing both nationally and internationally. Dan’s background includes, maintenance, repair, 5S, process, efficiency, shop set up and safety improvement.

Since joining the team, Dan has helped set up shop at the new facility in Calgary. Helping to create clean, safe, efficient and more productive environment for the team, with goals of reducing production costs while increasing efficiency.

As shop manager, Dan is involved in setting up all new product lines being introduced to our new Calgary facility for Advanced Bending, Advanced Flow and Surround Technologies.

 

Rod Paré
Rod Paré
General Manager – Langley
Rod Paré

Rod Paré

General Manager – Langley


Rod began working in the manufacturing sector in 1992 and earned a reputation for being both reliable and resourceful. In 1999 he founded a machine shop offering alternative and innovative solutions to his clients. This became a focus and passion for the company. While operating his own business, he became acquainted with Advanced Bending Technologies (ABT) while supporting their machining needs and as a result, joined ABT in 2002. The machine shop he founded became an integral part of the AdvanTec Group as other companies were acquired.

Rod managed ABT and provided working support to co-ordinate staff at both B.C. and Alberta plants. This continued for several years until Rod transitioned into a more active role in business development. Rod is the General Manager at ABT and also supports sales throughout the AdvanTec Industrial group of companies.

Thomas Sandland
Thomas Sandland
General Manager – Calgary
Thomas Sandland

Thomas Sandland

General Manager – Calgary


Thomas graduated from BCIT in 2001 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Tech.  He started working at Advanced Bending Technologies (ABT) the summer of his graduating year.  In 2003 he took over as branch manager of ABT's Calgary branch.  Thomas left the organization in 2004 to gain outside experience in a technical sales role and returned in 2005 as the Calgary branch manager.  Over the years, Thomas has helped the company grow by gaining market share and revenue and also adding staff to the Calgary facility.  Thomas has been instrumental in moving the company twice, with the latest move to our new 68,000 sq/ft facility which houses all of our Industrial companies, Advanced Bending Technologies, Advanced Flow Systems and Surround Technologies.

Renay Nunninkhoven
Renay Nunninkhoven
Finance Manager
Renay Nunninkhoven

Renay Nunninkhoven

Finance Manager


Renay Nunnikhoven is a Senior Finance Executive who is experienced in working capital management, debt financing/negotiation, financial planning & analysis, ERP design & implementation, human resources, operational & financial restructuring as well as mergers and acquisition integration. She is a proven strategic thinker who excels in a dynamic environments that demands sound accounting judgement while achieving aggressive corporate goals. While at Magnum Trailer and Equipment Inc., as a VP of Finance, Renay was instrumental in streamlining internal operational processes while enabling growth of the group through focused financing, investments and cost control processes. Renay joined AdvanTec Industrial in September 2015 and is driving the alignment of all three companies within the Industrial division (AFS, ABT & STI) to ensure that they continue to operate within industry held standards and practices.

 


Recent Projects

 
Relationships Matter
 

We’ve manufactured and serviced for many Fortune 500 companies over the years. At Advanced Bending Technologies, it’s all about relationships.

  • Bending Capabilities

    Bending capabilities for a variety of applications

    Our team is highly skilled at bending all kinds of metals in a variety of sizes and shapes. We have developed ways of bending materials thought to be "unbendable".

     
  • Applications

    AESS, Steel Bridges & Tunnel Arches

    We are always ready for new bending jobs, from public sculptures to water parks to unusual one-off prototypes for inventors.

     
  • Quality Control

    Top notch manufacturing and business processes QC

    Advanced Bending Technologies conforms to the quality standards of ISO 9001:2008 and are regularly audited by QMI-SAI Canada, a leading management systems registrar.

     
The AdvanTec Industrial Process
 

Transforming Manufacturing Into a Shared Creative Experience

Consult

CONSULT. The AdvanTec Industrial experience starts with “Consult”, It’s important we get to know you first. We are committed to delivering solutions to meet customer requirements using our process of customer consultation, creative and collaborative thinking, innovative design solutions, and world class manufacturing systems. You will find an experienced, dedicated cross functional team anxious to spend time understanding your needs.

Our Process : Consult

Create

CREATE. Clients need manufacturing partners who think creatively – partners who can meet needs in new, innovative and cost effective ways. AdvanTec Industrial takes great pride in bringing innovation into each step of its manufacturing process. Each project is led by a strong project management team comprised of experts in different areas.

Our Process : Create

Design

DESIGN. Different by design; AdvanTec Industrial doesn’t approach projects like most others. Experience innovation in design. Continually learning how things can be done better; more cost effectively, and faster through collaboration with all our partners (customers, external expertise and internal expertise).

Our Process : Design

Manufacture

MANUFACTURE. Where it starts taking shape; We have pride in every step of the process. That’s our standard. Manufacturing is where it all comes together; watching solutions for our customers come to life on our manufacturing center floors

Our Process : Manufacture

Deliver

DELIVER. AdvanTec Industrial doesn’t focus on delivering just a product. The deliverable for us is the promise. We’re committed to every facet of the promise we make each day to our employees, our clients, to the marketplace, and to the industry. Our promise is to provide a shared creative experience with all our stakeholders

Our Process : Deliver

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