SCOTT ELLIOTT

CEO

Scott Elliott, the owner and CEO of the Sarjeant Company Ltd., Custom Concrete (Northern) and Sarjeant Propane, has a deep-rooted passion for the industry that began at 16. Starting as a self-proclaimed “tire-buster and grease-monkey” for Custom Concrete, Scott has since taken on various roles, from batcher and dispatcher to scraper operator and quality control technician. His unwavering dedication to the day-to-day operations of the concrete and aggregate business is a testament to his profound personal interest in the industry.

 

Scott studied business at York University and further studied concrete and aggregate technologies at various industry-specific institutes in Canada, Europe and the United States.

 

Scott’s leadership extends beyond his business ventures. He has served as the President of the Ready-Mix Concrete Association of Ontario (1989) and its Technical and Safety Committee Chairman. His contributions to the Barrie Construction Association as a Director and Past President are also noteworthy. In recognition of his leadership, he was named the Barrie Business Man of the Year in 1990, and in 2005, Sarjeants was honored as the Employer of the Year.

 

Scott served as Chairman of Royal Victoria Hospital from July 2006 to December 2008, and he also served as vice-chair of the board and chair of the joint conference. Scott has been a Director at Royal Victoria Hospital since 2001.

 

In 2012, Scott was named the inaugural recipient of the Barrie Arts Award for Business and received the Maurice MacLaren Award from the gallery for his contribution to the community. In 2013, Scott was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. This Medal recognizes and honors exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, community, and country.

 

Scott also finds time to be an active Rotary Club of Barrie member. He is an avid diver and started his own scuba diving company in Muskoka in his teens. Residing in Barrie, Scott and his son Brandon operate The Sarjeant Company Ltd., Custom Concrete Northern and Sarjeant Propane. Also, a part of the Elliott family are daughters Brianna, who is in the legal profession, and Amanda, who is an Architect.

 

Scott and Brandon feel strongly that as business becomes more automated, we must always be vigilant in providing customers with a “human experience” rather than an impersonal automated approach.

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BRANDON ELLIOTT

PRESIDENT

Brandon has spent his entire professional career with The Sarjeant Company Ltd. He started from the bottom and worked to his current role as President. In 2007, Brandon began as a labourer, working wherever needed. Eventually, he would work through the aggregate pits and quality control to run concrete batch plants at The Sarjeant’s Huntsville facility and the Detour Gold Mine project. Using this experience, Brandon led his first portable project at the Brion Energy SAGD project in Fort McMurray, AB, in 2012. 2014 he moved to Vancouver to spearhead Custom Concrete Northern’s large-scale portable projects. Brandon returned to Barrie in the summer of 2017, rejoining Sarjeants at the headquarters. He aims to dedicate himself to the company to guarantee its long-term success in remote project management and base operations.

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PATRICK ROBBENHAAR

GENERAL MANAGER

Patrick, a Certified Management Accountant, is a native of Thunder Bay and a graduate of Lakehead University with his Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Before joining the Sarjeant Family in 2003, Patrick spent nine years as General Manager at McKevitt Trucking in Thunder Bay. He was the Controller at Clarke Transport in Concord for the next five years. Patrick got his accounting designation in 2000 and was made a fellow by the Certified Management Accountants of Canada in 2009. Pat is an avid traveller and has travelled extensively throughout South America and Europe. Patrick is ultimately responsible, through his managers and employees, for ensuring the overall success of the Sarjeant Company.

 

Alongside his wife Marika and their children Vincent, Mira and Tessa, they reside in Midhurst, Ontario.

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WAYNE NASH WILSON

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Wayne, a Chartered Professional Accountant, grew up in Wasaga Beach and graduated from Georgian College and then Laurentian University with his Honors in Business Administration – Accounting. Before joining Sarjeants in 2017, Wayne started public practice with SSL Group, a local CPA firm. After that, Wayne spent time with Canopy Growth Corporation and Mettrum as Acting General Manager and Financial Analyst. Wayne and his wife Jacobine are avid travelers and have extensively travelled Europe and North America. They enjoy the outdoors, living in the country, helping on their family’s farm and spending time at their family cottage in Tiny with their children and Akita in the summer.

 

Wayne focuses on providing Strategic and Operational support while managing the finance team.

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PIERRE FORTIN

SALES MANAGER

Pierre embarked on his professional journey as an Account Manager in the Pulp and Paper Industry in Northwestern Ontario, successfully overseeing the functional chemistry in the papermaking process for over 17 years. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in multiple paper machine startups, something he considers invaluable experience. In 2013, he joined Superior Propane as Territory Account Manager, tasked with developing a new area in Northwestern Ontario.

 

Since 2019, he has been focused on providing mining, construction, institutional, and commercial clients with energy plans for their operations, overseeing everything from budgeting and implementation to ongoing maintenance. His approach centers around delivering complete turn-key solutions, ensuring seamless and efficient operations for his clients.

 

After joining Sarjeant Propane as Key Account Manager in 2023, Pierre’s steadfast commitment and tireless efforts have earned him a well-deserved promotion to Sales Manager.

 

When he is not working, you can find him volunteering with the Special Olympics and Knights of Columbus, reading, or spending time at his camp with his wife and two boys.

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MEAGHAN ROECK

SALES SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Meaghan joined our Thunder Bay office as a Sales Support Specialist in 2024. With extensive experience and a passion for learning, she will undoubtedly bring valuable insights to our team.
Meaghan holds multiple degrees in Psychology, English, and Education from Lakehead University. She has always thrived on learning and exploring new opportunities, including briefly being a volunteer firefighter. Meaghan spent 18 years at Superior Propane, primarily in a Sales Support role, accumulating a wealth of industry knowledge she now brings to us at Sarjeant Propane.

 

On a personal note, Meaghan hails from Kenora, Ontario, and is the eldest of three sisters. She enjoys practicing yoga, indulging in a good book, and exploring new destinations during her leisure time. Meaghan and her husband, Rich, also a Sarjeant Propane employee, met during their time at Superior and cherish their time at their camp. Their beloved Golden Retriever is an integral part of their family. Meaghan cherishes her girls’ night out, especially when it involves a paint night session. Additionally, she is an avid NFL fan, passionately cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Denis Gauthier

Account Manager, Northeastern Ontario

Denis was born and raised in Timmins and graduated from Northern College in 1981 as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Since he could not secure employment due to a serious recession, he decided to pursue a career in Mining. For 10 years, he travelled all over Canada working as a Warehouse & Inventory Control Tech with Detour Gold, Strathcona Minerals, Alamos Gold and The Mining Corporation. He then switched to a career in sales at Total Source, selling machinery and product support for Caterpillar & Volvo, as well as aftermarket parts and services. As Account Manager, he covered Eastern Canada, USA and Ontario. He then returned to the mining industry as purchasing manager for Wesdome Mine and Kirkland Lake Gold, where he spent seven years. Most recently, he was a Territory Sales Rep for Komatsu Canada, covering Northeastern Ontario.

 

Denis has been married for 33 years, and they have four sons and one daughter, of whom they are very proud. Also, can’t forget his three bulldogs that rule the household! In 2016, Denis and his wife started a successful business, Timmins Janitorial Services, which was a dream of theirs for a few years. They are proud to still operate and service local banks, hydro plants, medical centres, shopping malls, and mines across Northeastern Ontario. Denis isn’t quite as involved anymore, and his wife manages the business, which continues to be successful.

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DAVID MCCULLOCH

ACCOUNT MANAGER, NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

David joined Sarjeant Propane in 2024, and we are confident he will significantly contribute to the team. David’s extensive experience as a Territory Manager for Northern Ontario at Alliance Door Products and as the Canadian Sales Manager at Timotion is a testament to his professional prowess. On a personal note, David is a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay. David and his wife Tammy have three children: Camryn, Ryan, and Olivia. In his spare time, David enjoys playing hockey in a local men’s league, golfing, and spending time at the family camp.

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NYREE DICARLO

INSIDE SALES/CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVE

Nyree joined our Thunder Bay office in 2024 as an Inside Sales/Customer Experience Representative. With an impressive 30-year tenure at Superior Propane, Nyree brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. Throughout her career, she has held various roles in sales, service dispatcher, AR/AP, and administration. Nyree’s dedication and commitment make her a valuable addition to Sarjeant Propane.
On a personal level, Nyree has a rich and diverse life outside of work. She was born in Timmins and moved to Thunder Bay at 16. In the past, she had a passion for breeding and training Arabian Horses, where she enjoyed competing and showcasing their talents. Although she no longer has horses, she now shares her home with a dog, two cats, and a snake named Muffin. Nyree enjoys swimming, travelling, exploring the outdoors, and experimenting with new recipes every weekend. She feels fortunate to have her mother living nearby, allowing daily visits. Nyree and John, her husband of 30 years, take pride in their son Dylan, who recently graduated from university and is pursuing his master’s degree.

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BENJAMIN CARLSON

MARKET MANAGER

After graduating from Lakehead University, Ben decided to switch gears and pursue a trades career. He earned his red seal in carpentry and went on to accumulate 16 years of construction experience, showcasing his commitment to hard work and skill development. Despite spending six years in Calgary, Ben’s deep-rooted love for Northern Ontario, particularly his hometown of Thunder Bay, drew him back. Seeking a career change to prioritize family time, Ben made a significant move to join Superior Propane before transitioning to the Sarjeant Propane team. As Market Manager, Ben oversees all daily operations across all Sarjeant propane operations across Northern Ontario while working closely with Sarjeant’s senior management team on strategic planning to ensure future growth.
Outside the professional sphere, Ben enjoys a day on the golf course, creating culinary creations in the kitchen or casting a line in the local lake.

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TERRY NEPHIN

FIELD OPERATION MANAGER

Terry is an accomplished professional with a proven track record spanning multiple industries. After leading the fabrication team at Modatek (Magna) for numerous years, Terry managed Fire Suppression Technicians at SPI and later worked as an AZ Driver Recruiter for Gardewine. He joined Superior Propane last year and has since transitioned to the Sarjeant Propane team.
As Field Operation Manager in the Thunder Bay market, Terry oversees bulk drivers and service technicians. This demanding role involves managing operations across all Sarjeant Propane locations in Northern Ontario. Terry has played a pivotal role in transitioning the Thunder Bay market from Superior to Sarjeant Propane, showcasing his adaptability and strategic vision.

 

Terry enjoys various outdoor pursuits outside the professional arena, whether cruising on his motorcycle, the tranquillity of camping or the thrill of hunting and fishing. Not to forget his furry and feathery companions, he has a dog named Whiskey and a couple of charming chickens named Mary Brown and Popeye.

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EDMOND SHEREGY

ENERGY DIVISION OPERATIONS MANAGER

Edmond joined the Sarjeants team in 2021. He has twenty years of experience in the fuel industry and has taken on managing the fuel, propane and lubricant divisions at Serjeants. Edmond is certified as a petroleum mechanic, oil burner technician, propane delivery driver and a Canadian Fuel Association driver. Before this, Edmond received his BA from the University of Toronto and MA from the University of Ottawa. He likes to spend time with his family and travel in his free time.

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Bernard Park

Service & Bulk Coordination Supervisor

Bernard (Bernie) joined Sarjeant Propane in March 2024 as the Service & Bulk Coordination Supervisor, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. With a specialization in Robotics and Automation from Conestoga College, Bernie began his successful logistics career as a local dispatcher at 25. Over the past 15 years, he has held Delivery and Service Coordinator roles across Canada, working with all transportation modes. Bernie’s commitment to continuous learning is evident as he pursues his CLP certification.

 

Originally from Northern Ontario and Newfoundland, Bernie now resides in Cambridge. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, outdoor activities like swimming and fishing, and has a deep love for dogs. Bernie’s diverse interests also include playing the guitar, being a baseball and football enthusiast, and showcasing his talent as a Ballroom Dancer. He actively participates in charity events supporting Women’s Breast Cancer, The Easter Seals Foundation and volunteering as a dance partner in a spin-off of “Dancing with the Stars!”

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ROBERT IRVINE

CONTROLLER

Rob brings a wealth of experience in the mining and aggregate sector, having dedicated most of his career to this industry. He completed a three-year contract assignment with a mining company in Alaska, where he expertly managed a large staff through the challenges of COVID-19. Rob’s exceptional leadership skills were evident as he filled vacancies, built a competent team, and navigated the complexities of the pandemic. Before this assignment, Rob served as a Controller with some of our esteemed customers, showcasing his financial management and operations accounting proficiency.

 

Rob’s expertise lies in providing timely and accurate management reports and multi-location financial statements. He is known for his commitment to team development and employee empowerment, inspiring personal growth and celebrating the achievements of his colleagues.

 

Rob’s insight will provide the team with exceptional accounting support. In his role, Rob focuses on financial statements, driving automation, implementing process improvements, optimizing efficiencies, and conducting cost analysis.

 

On a personal note, Rob resides in Monteith and enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Karen. Outside of work, Rob is a talented artist and musician, showcasing his creativity and passion in his spare time.

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ARDITA LILAJ

MARKETING MANAGER

Born and raised in Europe, Ardita brings a global perspective to her role. With a diverse educational background in arts, business, financial accountability, and construction management, she joined Sarjeants in 2023, bringing over a decade of expertise in marketing, branding, sales, PR, and business development. Ardita held significant positions at prominent North American building products and construction companies throughout her career, contributing to their success. With a solid foundation in marketing and a profound understanding of the industry, Ardita possesses a strategic mindset, analytical prowess, and valuable market insights.

 

Ardita finds inspiration in her travels and exploration of new cultures, infusing that creativity into her work. She values quality time with loved ones and her Maltese dog, Valentino. Health and wellness are essential to Ardita, as she enjoys exercising at her home gym, cooking from scratch, indulging in spa experiences, and pursuing hobbies like painting, reading, and interior design projects. With her vibrant lifestyle and diverse skill set, Ardita continually brings fresh perspectives and a creative edge to her work.

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ROSEANNE KOOL

CREDIT MANAGER

Roseanne joined the Credit team at Sarjeants in 2016, and in 2020 became Credit Manager. Under her leadership, our Account Management initiatives have improved, and customer satisfaction has increased. Under her advice, she helped a team win multiple environmental awards for customers, such as Ryerson University, the Eaton Centre, the Royal York Hotel, and the Delta Chelsea Hotel. Roseanne is dedicated to using a consultative approach to reveal each customer’s needs and create targeted strategies, personalizing each account she looks after. Roseanne has also participated in various professional development opportunities to expand her knowledge, specifically with the Construction Lien Act.

Roseanne also has 15+ years of successful sales and sales leadership experience in start-ups and territory management/expansion roles. Outside of Sarjeants, Roseanne is interested in photography and golf and volunteers with the Look Good Feel Better at RVH program, helping women with cancer build their morale.

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JAY DOUGLAS

IT MANAGER

Jay joined our team as the IT Manager for the North Western Ontario region in 2024. With his extensive experience and hands-on approach, Jay brings a dynamic skill set to our organization. He began his career as a computer programmer. Still, his desire for a more active role led him to become an IT Specialist with Compugen, where he travelled across Northern Ontario for the past eight years, assisting companies with their technology needs. However, Jay realized that a smaller, family-oriented company like Sarjeants would better fit him.

 

When Jay is not working, you will likely find him hitting the gym early at 5 am, actively pursuing his fitness goals.

He is also an avid tinkerer and enjoys working with his collection of 3D printers and exploring various electronics projects. Pushing the limits of his drone is another passion of his. In his leisure time, Jay enjoys biking, frequently visiting the Caribbean to soak in its beauty. He eagerly awaits the Spring season’s arrival to enjoy his new motorcycle and further enhance his downtime.

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