Meet our Team
AdvanTec Industrial 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 be more efficient and profitable through our manufacturing process. If you have a general question, please contact us via our Contact Page
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.
Graduating from BCIT as Journeyman with a Red Seal in Steel Fabrication, Andy began his career with IMW Industries in 2000 fabricating components for CNG equipment. In 2006 he was promoted to a supervisory position where he led and mentored junior fabricators and assembly staff during IMW Industries exponential growth phase. In 2009 he successfully lead the company’s transition to a new state of the art manufacturing facility and thereafter resumed his responsibility of leading shop staff in excess of 100 in the day to day manufacturing duties. In 2011 he was awarded the opportunity to open and operate a standalone manufacturing facility in Washington State, USA. Upon completion and hand over of US based facility, Andy returned to Canada to take on the role of Product Development and Senior Project Manager in the successful launch and commissioning of CNG equipment at IMW. In 2013 he accepted the Position of Contract Manufacturing Manger to spearhead the expanding Fuel Cell and BioGas markets IMW was taking part in. Andy then made the career decision to follow the Contract Manufacturing path to Advanced Flow Systems in Feb of 2015 to continue with the manufacture of Fuel Cells and execute the operational setup a facility that could produce up to 14 fuel cells per month. In Jan 2017 Andy assumed the position of Technical Director of AFS overseeing the engineering, estimation and the project management department.
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.
Darren began his career as a tradesman. Over the years he worked hard and moved his way up through the ranks to a management position of a small manufacturing company. He left the company to become an entrepreneur and formed a manufacturing company of his own which he owned and operated. Darren eventually sold his business and returned to the production management team of a larger manufacturing facility. This eventually led him to advanced Flow Systems where he started working as the plant manager in charge of operations at the Maple Ridge location for both Advanced Flow Systems and Surround Technologies.
Allan has been with the organization since 2012. His main focus is on the business development, sales and estimation for projects focused on Advanced Flow Systems core capabilities. Prior to joining the team, Allan spent 4 years in construction, working as an Executive Director for a 450 employee electro-mechanical in the Middle East. He also has 10 years of experience working in the automotive industry in Canada and the United States focused on project and production management. In the United States, Allan was part of a core team to set up a new manufacturing facility. Allan received his Mechanical Engineering Degree at University of Waterloo and a Master’s in Business Administration at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Allan volunteers for Scouts Canada and his local baseball amateur association.
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.