Scott Elliott – CEO
Scott Elliott is the owner and CEO of the Sarjeant Company Ltd. and Custom Concrete (Northern). Scott’s humble beginnings in the concrete industry began at 16 as a self-proclaimed “tire-buster and grease-monkey” for Custom Concrete. In time, Scott performed the duties of batcher, dispatcher, scraper operator, dozer operator and 2 years in the lab as quality control technician. Scott is still very much involved in the day-to-day operations of the concrete and aggregate business, an industry he has a great personal interest in.
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 is a former President of the Ready Mix Concrete Association of Ontario (1989) and past Chairman of their Technical and Safety Committee. Scott also served as Director and Past President of the Barrie Construction Association. In 1990 he was named Barrie Business Man of the Year and in 2005 Sarjeants was named Employer of the Year.
Scott has served as Chairman of Royal Victoria Hospital from July 2006 to December 2008, he also served as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of 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 was awarded 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 honours exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, community and country.
Scott also finds time to be an active member of the Rotary Club of Barrie. Scott is an avid diver, and started his own scuba diving company in Muskoka in his teens. Residing in Barrie, Scott together with his son Brandon operate The Sarjeant Company Ltd and Custom Concrete Northern. Also a part of the Elliott family are daughters Brianna 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 to provide customers with a “human experience” rather than an impersonal automated approach.
BRANDON ELLIOTT – PRESIDENT
Brandon has spent his entire professional career with The Sarjeant Company Ltd. He started from the bottom and worked his way to his current role as President. In 2007 Brandon began as a labourer, working wherever he was needed. Eventually he would work his way through the aggregate pits and quality control to running concrete batch plants at our Hunstville facility and the Detour Gold mine project. Using this experience he lead his first portable project at the Brion Energy SAGD project in Fort McMurray, AB in 2012. In 2014 he moved to Vancouver to spearhead Custom Concrete Northerns’ large scale portable projects. He made his return to Barrie in the summer of 2017, rejoining Sarjeants at our headquarters. He aims to dedicate himself to the company in order to guarantee its long term success in both the remote project management and base operations.
JEREMY PIETILA – GENERAL MANAGER
Leading our northern division at Custom Concrete Northern, with over 20 years’ experience with Jeremy Pietila. Jeremy graduated from Northern College’s Civil Survey and Construction program, followed close by a Bachelors of Engineering from Lakehead University. No stranger to the North Jeremy, his wife Becky and their children Ramsey and Amber are very active in the Timmins community including supporting community sports, and enjoying the wildlife that northern Ontario has to offer.
AARON SAVORD – OPERATIONS MANAGER
After a long-standing relationship with Custom Concrete through his father’s trucking company, Aaron broke into the freight business on his own. In 2008 he joined the Custom Concrete Northern team as a driver. With experience beyond the wheel he later transitioned into the role of Operations Manager. While managing the day-to-day operations keeps Aaron occupied, he also enjoys the outdoors with his wife Stacey.
KEITH DUHAN – SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Representing Sarjeant Fuels in the Northern sector is Sales Rep Keith Duhan. Keith, a 35 year veteran of the oil and fuel industry has worked all over central Canada representing brands such as British Petroleum, Petro-Canada and Esso. Raised in Montreal, Keith attended Concordia University’s Sociology program. For the past 10 years Keith has sat on the board of directors for Alpine Ontario, a Not-for-Profit organization promoting the development of recreational and competitive skiing.
ROBERT IRVINE – CONTROLLER
Rob, a Chartered Professional Account, relocated to Northern Ontario from his home town of Welland, Ontario in 2006. Rob has helmed the financial departments at several mine sites prior to coming to Custom Concrete Northern and has had experience with large-scale construction projects in harsh environments. He spent many years working in the Canadian Arctic and Alaska. His early accounting experience included accounts payable and receivables, cost accounting, and payroll. As a Controller, Rob has great experiences in collaborative team building and has served as a business coach to others for the last ten years. He also has experience in public and non-profit accounting. He currently resides in Monteith, Ontario with his wife Karen and their pets. Rob enjoys painting in his spare time and is an accomplished musician.
PATRICK ROBBENHAAR – GENERAL MANAGER
Patrick, a Certified Management Accountant, is a native of Thunder Bay and a graduate from Lakehead University with his Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to joining the Sarjeant Family in 2003, Patrick spent 9 years as General Manager at McKevitt Trucking in Thunder Bay. For the next five years he was in the position of Controller at Clarke Transport in Concord. 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 traveler has traveled 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.
MIKE MACMILLAN – ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Mike has worked in Information Technology since the nineties and was formerly IT Manager at Sarjeant since 2005. Mike also manages several land development projects for Sarjeant as well as taking an active role in operations. Mike is President of the MacLaren Art Center and collaborated on the Sarjeant design project, putting the work of dozens of local young artists on our concrete drums. In his spare time, Mike (as “Skeptisketch”) creates whiteboard animations and explainer videos for various scientists, celebrities, companies and institutions. In 2016, over 40 million people on Facebook and Youtube watched Mike (on his way to work at Sarjeant) rescue a skunk with a coke can on his head.
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 Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting. Prior to joining Sarjeants in 2017, Wayne got his start in 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 traveled Europe and North America. They enjoy the outdoors, living in the country, helping out on their families farm and spending time at their family cottage in Tiny with their Akita in the summer.
Wayne’s focus is on providing Strategic and Operational support while managing the finance team.
CHASE CLARK – SALES MANAGER
As The Sarjeant Company’s Sales Manager Chase leads a team of dedicated sales representatives promoting a strong customer relationship and making sure all customers continue to be treated with exceptional quality and service. Chase has many extracurricular activities which include volunteering on the board of directors for the Simcoe Home Builders Association, playing and coaching hockey, and getting out to the golf course whenever the chance presents itself. What he enjoys most of all however, is spending time with his wife and their two children.
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 Sarjeant 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.
WAYNE SIMKIN – SALES REPRESENTATIVE
After graduating from Sir Sandford Fleming College’s Forestry program, Wayne travelled to northern Ontario to work for the Ministry of Natural Resources in communities such as Red Lake, Fort Frances and Moosonee. After a career guiding Caribou hunters and anglers through the Arctic, in 2005 Wayne joined Sarjeants as a dispatcher in Barrie and was later transferred to the Midland location. In 2008, Wayne and his Annette settled into their home in Waverley, Ontario. In 2009, Wayne shifted gears again and joined the Sales team where he has been driven by the goal to assist customers any way he can, supplying quality products and advice, no matter what phase of a project they are at. Notably, Wayne is a two-time world champion in bird carving, and also boasts numerous Canadian titles.
MIKE KUBICA – SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Mike, a Georgian College Electrical Engineering graduate joined The Sarjeant Company Ltd. in 2008. Prior to a career in Sales, Mike took initiative in many different aspects of the business. From being a Quality Control Technician to Batch Plant Supervisor to working on remote projects in Alberta, Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience to put forth to assist his customers. Apart from his professional career Mike has won 6 gold medals in competitive rowing, and is a top 3 downhill mountain biking champion in Ontario. Together with their beautiful daughters Brinleigh and Colbie, Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Bolsover, Ontario.
KEVIN PETERSON – SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Joining Sarjeants in 2005 as a Technician, Kevin has been an active member of the Sarjeant team serving in different roles such as HVAC Manager, Propane Coordinator and Technical Advisor. Now a member of our Outside Sales Team in the Simcoe County region, Kevin is dedicated to providing great service to all of our current and future customers. Outside of work, Kevin is an active member of the Simcoe Rural Fastball League with his home club being the Wyevale Tribe.
FRANK BARTER – SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Frank joined The Sarjeant Company in 2019 with his focus being directed primarily to commercial petroleum sales. Frank has 25+ years of sales and account management experience to bring to the table; as well as 5+ years serving Simcoe County small businesses. Frank graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College’s Fish & Wildlife Technician Program in 1986, followed by Trent University with an Honours BBA in 1990. Frank is an avid skier/snowboarder. In his spare time Frank enjoys going for walks in the conservation areas Simcoe County has to offer with his daughter Arielle and their black lab Jax.
GRANT MUSSON – SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Grant joined The Sarjeant Company in 2016 and began as a concrete dispatcher working out of our Orillia plant. In 2022 Grant made the switch to sales representative. As a sales representative Grant believes in customer service being at the forefront. Grant is a self proclaimed family man and in his free time enjoys snowboarding, fishing , or playing golf and hockey.
DAN JACKSON – SALES REPRESENTATIVE (MUSKOKA)
Dan joined the Sarjeants family in 2020 as a Ready-Mix Driver for our Huntsville location. Dan’s primary responsibilities were to deliver concrete mix to customer’s sites discharge loads and maintain his vehicle. While travelling to different sites, Dan has managed to build great rapport with the Huntsville customers. His customer service experience has been a great asset alongside his many qualifications. Dan brings with him over 15 years of experience in the Concrete Industry. In previous roles, he has been a Concrete Forming Supervisor, Owner Operator, and Line Pump Operator and completed maintenance on all equipment. Dan has also gained great knowledge of concrete products that Sarjeants has to offer while working as a Ready-Mix Driver!
SCOTT GIBBONS – OPERATIONS MANAGER
From running the day-to-day of the Sarjeant operation, to interacting with customers Scott Gibbons leads a busy life. Scott joined The Sarjeant Company Ltd. in August of 2008 as a Quality Control Technician. Through hard work and thorough attention to detail, Scott worked his way to his current position as Operations Supervisor. Scott is also a member of the Concrete Ontario Technical Committee, certified with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and a member of our internal Joint Health & Safety Committee. Scott, his wife and their two young children reside in the Barrie area.
ADAM TOFFAN – AGGREGATE OPERATIONS
Adam has worked for the Sarjeant Company Ltd. for the past 10+ years, while supervising and managing the aggregate division. Adam oversees the operations of all aggregate pits. He ensures that the highest quality of aggregates are being produced, to guarantee the exceptional standards of Sarjeants products are being met.
EDMOND SHEREGY – FUEL & HVAC MANAGER
Edmond joined the Sarjeants team in April of 2021 . He has twenty years’ experience in the fuel industry and he has taken on managing the fuel, propane and lubricant divisions at Sarjeants. Edmond is certified as a petroleum mechanic, oil burner technician, propane delivery driver and a Canadian fuel association driver. Prior to this Edmond has received his BA from University of Toronto and MA from University of Ottawa. In his free time he likes to spend time with him family and travel.
SAMANTHA HUNT – READY MIX SUPERVISOR
Samantha came to Sarjeants in 2014 as our Fleet Administrator, from managing a truck and trailer repair centre in Orillia for 9 years. Her passion and experience comes from the transportation industry. Soon after she came on board she became a member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee and started chairing the meetings shortly after that. Samantha has got the Sarjeant Company involved in the Workplace Safety and Preventions Services (WSPS) Safety Group, the successful completion of the program enabled Sarjeants to receive a rebate from our WSIB premiums. In early 2018 Samantha moved into the role of Health and Safety Coordinator.Samantha completed the Human Resources Studies program at Georgian College and is currently enrolled in the Occupational Health and Safety Program at Seneca College. In June 2021 Sam began moved in to her new role as Ready Mix Supervisor. In addition to furthering her education Samantha enjoys spending time at the cottage in Témiscamingue, Quebec and traveling with her partner Darren. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls Jay-Lyn and Jordyn.
THUSHAN ARAVINTHAN – CONTROLLER
Thushan, a Chartered Professional Accountant, grew up in the city of Vaughan and graduated from McMaster University in 2015. Prior to joining the Sarjeants’ team in 2022, Thushan held various accounting positions primarily in the manufacturing sector before his most recent role as the Controller at Enersys. Thushan is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting operations and providing financial leadership. In his free time, Thushan enjoys travelling and spending time with his border collie and family.
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 advisement, she helped a team in winning multiple Environmental awards for customers such as Ryerson University, the Eaton Centre, the Royal York Hotel and the Delta Chelsea Hotel. Roseanne has a dedicated approach to using a consultative approach to reveal each customer’s needs and create targeted strategies, bringing personalization to 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 both start-up and territory management/expansion roles. Outside of Sarjeants, Roseanne is interested in photography, golf and volunteers her time with the Look Good Feel Better at RVH program helping women with cancer build their morale.
KIM DICKSON – CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION & HUMAN RESOURCES
Kim joined Sarjeants in 2007 as Executive Assistant to the management team. Covering a maternity leave Kim jumped into the role right away and just never left. During her time with Sarjeants Kim has contributed to many areas of the business including; health and safety, payroll and benefits, human resources, general office management and corporate administration. Although the scope of her work has varied, one of her favourite activities is planning Sarjeants Social events, including our annual Christmas party. Prior to Sarjeants Kim had an extensive career in Payroll & Benefits, Human Resources and Facilities Management. Kim and her husband Brad live in Springwater and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible with their dog Cooper. They have two grown children Christian and Jordyn.
MICHELLE RICHARDSON – HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER
Michelle joined Sarjeants in July 2023 in Human Resources. After completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Guelph University, Michelle began her career at an Auto Finance company. Over a period of 22 years, she worked in various roles including Operations Manager. Since then, Michelle has held Senior Leadership positions centered around Human Resources, Training & Development and Recruitment, including her most recent role as HR Manager in the Manufacturing industry. The leadership experience and knowledge that Michelle has acquired over her career has prepared her well for her new role at Sarjeants. Michelle is a compassionate and understanding Leader that truly cares about the employee experience and supporting their professional development. Michelle and her husband live in Warminster and have two adult children who she enjoys spending quality time with, along with their partners. She is an avid reader, loves being outdoors with their 3 dogs and being on the water.
ADITYA MISHRA – IT MANAGER
Aditya became a part of The Sarjeant Company during the completion of his student Co-Op for a Computer Networking program at Georgian College. Prior to this he also completed a Bachelor’s of Computer Science and Engineering from NMIMS University in Mumbai, India. Following his Co-Op placement, Aditya was hired on as a Network Administrator, he was later promoted to IT Manager in 2018. Outside the office Aditya enjoys playing video games, and participating in sports such as cricket and tennis.
DIVYESH SHAH – NETWORK TECHNICIAN
Divyesh attained his B.E. (Computer Engineering) in India in 2016, followed up with studies in Network Management and Software Testing.
Divyesh’s experience includes working as a Technical Support Advisor with a large technologies company fielding numerous support calls daily. His technical experience also includes working for a technology solutions provider supporting and troubleshooting a variety of server, systems and storage issues.
DAVE DOBSON – HEALTH & SAFETY COORDINATOR
Dave joined Sarjeants’ in 2022 in the role of Health and Safety Coordinator. He is a Graduate of the Seneca College Police Sciences Program, which enabled him to progress through his early career of over 25 years in Law Enforcement and Corporate Security. Dave and his family moved to Alberta early in the new millennium where he then started a new career in Health, Safety and Environmental Management and received certification by the Alberta Construction Safety Association as a COR Auditor and a Health and Safety Administrator. He eventually returned to Ontario where he joined the TD Bank Group as a Senior Manager responsible for Physical Security and Crime Prevention in Canada. After leaving the Bank and toying with retirement, Dave took a part time role to keep busy and this ultimately led him to joining The Sarjeant Company, returning to his previous field of Health and Safety. It is his goal to help The Sarjeant Company attain its’ Health and Safety COR Certification in the near future. Dave and his wife, Ann Marie, live in Orillia, close to their three grown children and their two Wonderful Grandchildren, Liam and Fiona. He is an eternal optimist and believes that his beloved Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup soon.
DEREK BEAN – DRIVER TRAINER & COMPLIANCE
Derek has been with Sarjeants since 2017, Derek began his trucking career in 1994. His driving experience spans across North America and includes everything from car haulers to reefer trucks. If it has wheels on it he has probably driven it at some point. At Sarjeants he has driven every type of vehicle in our fleet. From Fuel B Trains & floats to powder haulers, Ready Mix trucks, as well as 7m, 9m and 12m trailer mixers. In 2020 Derek completed the Ministry of Transportations’ Driver Certification Program, licencing him to train for A or D licenses, he is also a qualified air brake instructor. Derek is safety focused and takes great pride in seeing good drivers being put on the road. When not behind the wheel he enjoys relaxing with his wife and grandson and will never turn down an opportunity to watch Nascar!
JEFF DUMAIS – DRIVER TRAINER
Jeff started with Sarjeants in 2019, already having over nineteen years of experience driving a truck. Jeff is an exemplary ready-mix driver and when asked to join Derek in the training arena he was all in. Jeff finished his Ministry of Transportations’ Driver Certification Program training in 2023, certifying him for D licences and air brakes. He is qualified to train and test new DZ drivers and re-licence existing DZ drivers. Jeff is calm and professional, committed to helping new and returning drivers be the best they can be. In his personal life, he enjoys playing bass guitar with his band or taking weekend road trips on his motorcycle.