The Dream Team!
As a company, it is important to ensure that we work as a team regardless of the task at hand. We work together ensuring that we have community values and team results. As a part of this week’s blog, it would be our pleasure to introduce you to some of our employees here at LMP!
Carlo Buffone: President of Laser Metal Profiles
Starting in 1987, Carlo enrolled as a student at Conestoga College. He pursued his passion for new technologies, which led him to an interest in Laser cutting equipment. Carlo began working as a CNC Laser operator in his early days after graduating. As a result, this gave Carlo the ability to understand the equipment from an operator, programmer and maintenance perspective. The knowledge and experience he obtained during that time helped him establish Laser Metal Profiles in 2002. He now employs approximately 50 hardworking individuals and manages industry leading servicing in all aspects of profile cutting, forming and welding. Carlo is more than willing to assist you in any inquiries you may have!
Anthony Pella: Sales & Marketing Manager
Anthony has a wealth of experience in the metal industry and extensive sales experience. As a result, he provides our customers with the highest level of service and quality and ensures our customers receive exactly what they are looking for in a fair and timely manner. Anthony’s incredible leadership skills have helped him manage the sales department. He is dedicated in servicing our Customers. Anthony would be more than happy to hear from you if you have any questions or inquiries about an upcoming project!
Dave Braga: Sales Executive
Throughout his 29 years of experience in the steel industry, Dave has honed in on the ability to serve his customers with the utmost quality and service. Most importantly, in a timely and effective manor. The philosophy of building a long-term relationship goes hand in hand with ensuring that customers of LMP have a welcoming experience when working with Dave. Moreover, the leadership and collaboration qualities of Dave cannot be forgotten. Dave ensures that customers are taken care of by working along side Anthony in the sales department and fellow employees within the company so that customer needs are met. This has enabled the company to grow into what it has become today.
Mark Costa: Plant Manager
Better known as "Costa", our plant manager is what has helped LMP grow into what it is today. Being someone that leads by example through his 25+ years of experience in the steel industry, he understand what it takes to run a facility that is both efficient and accurate in its production and delivery times. Moreover, Costa is actively involved in each department of the company so that he ensures the daily operations are running smoothly. In doing so, he has a major role in helping LMP reach its present and future goals.
Carl Weidhaas: Quality Manager
Carl is OEM certified, has extensive ISO experience along with a wealth of supplier experience. He ensures that our product meets the customer quality standards in a timely manner. Further to this, his interpersonal skills pay dividens when communicating new procedures within the business.
Luca Buffone: Sales Operations
Luca, the son Carlo, has been with the company for over 8 years. Starting by sweeping the shop floors at 14, learning the machines at 17 & 18, he graduated from McMaster University in the spring of 2022. Now, his role is primarly in the sales department. Dealing with LMP's customers directly and evaluating procedures, the goal is to optimise the daily processes to make the company more efficient.
Mia Goulden, Garrett Thomson, Reghan Hopper & Aby Stanger: Administrative Sales Assistants & Customer Service Representatives
These four individuals are integeral to the business operations. As administrative assistants, they enter orders into system relayed from the sales department. Additionally, they take care of answering the phone, organizing files, preparing documents for other departments and supporting customers and suppliers of LMP. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the steel industry is what makes our administrative staff fundamental to the flow of orders being processed on a daily basis. Their hardworking demeanours can be seen throughout their daily tasks. Whether that be the ones mentioned above or through speaking to suppliers and customers, they are always willing to assist with any of your needs!
Programming Department: Jeff Richardson, Navdeep Kumar, Brian Chavez, Serge Potekha
This department is speareheaded by Jeff, the programming supervisor and cordinator. On daily basis, twice a day, he works with the plant manager and laser cutting supervisor, Mohammed, to formulate the schedule so that at the daily meetings everything is in order for each department to follow along with. In regards to programming, Serge, Brian, and Navdeep each have the responsibilty to nest new jobs that come from the sales department onto the existing material on the floor. This system is one of the most integeral parts of the business operation as it is the transfer of autoCAD files from the sales department to their department, and then, the machines on the floor which then turns into the means of production.
Julie Stuart: Human Resources
Julie is a determined individual who strives to instill that same characteristics within the company. Her seven-year background in recruiting has led her to this position. Julie is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing and placing workers. She also handles employee relations, payroll, benefits and training. If you are interested in any job postings that Laser Metal Profiles has posted, please feel free to contact Julie. She is more than happy to help!
We hope you enjoyed getting to know some of our team, stay tuned for future blogs!
The Laser Metal Profiles Team
"Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is a progress, working together is success!"
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