Our Team

Our Team

Meet the team

  • Ian Braff Armour Valve headshot

    Ian Braff, MBA

    CEO

  • Liz McBeth Armour Valve headshot

    Liz McBeth, MBA

    President & Marketing Manager

  • Beth Gunn Armour Valve headshot

    Beth Gunn

    Finance Manager

  • Belinda Chow Armour Valve headshot

    Belinda Chow

    Operations & QA Manager

  • Gary Matthews Armour Valve headshot

    Gary Matthews

    Western Region Sales Manager

  • Jennifer Jones Armour Valve headshot

    Jennifer Jones, P.Eng

    Strategic Accounts & Pricing Manager

  • Davis Lee

    Inside Sales Manager

  • Adam Braunwarth

    Area Sales Rep, AB & SK

  • John Stevens Armour Valve headshot

    John Stevens

    Area Sales Rep, AB, BC, & Fort McMurray

  • Chester Kerkhoff Armour Valve headshot

    Chester Kerkhoff, C.E.T

    Area Sales Rep, AB

  • David Bisson Armour Valve headshot

    David Bisson, C.Tech

    Project Development Lead & Area Sales Representative (Southwest Ontario)

  • Niloufar Baniassadi

    Sales Representative

  • Marc Soucy Armour Valve headshot

    Marc Soucy, P.Eng

    Product Applications Engineer & Senior Area Sales Rep, Atl. Canada

  • Natalie Ganesh

    District Energy Market Manager, North America

  • Lorene Lalonde

    Contract Administrator & Purchasing Manager

  • Marinette Padua Armour Valve headshot

    Marinette Padua

    Purchasing Assistant

  • Calvin Lee Armour Valve headshot

    Calvin Lee

    Purchasing Associate

  • Babak Karimpour Armour Valve headshot

    Babak Karimpour

    Service Manager

  • Mike Huston Armour Valve headshot

    Mike Huston

    Service Manager

  • Amar Dave

    Application Specialist

  • Benoit Stanislas

    Application Specialist

  • Rishabh Kumawat

    Application Specialist

  • Leanne Bergman Armour Valve headshot

    Leanne Bergman

    Application Specialist

  • Sandra Wilbrink Armour Valve headshot

    Sandra Wilbrink

    Application Specialist

  • Herman Chan Armour Valve Headshot

    Herman Chan

    Marketing & Business Systems Specialist

  • Shanique Bramwell Armour Valveheadshot

    Shanique Bramwell

    Sales & Marketing Specialist

Ian Braff Armour Valve headshot

Ian Braff, MBA

CEO

I am an alumnus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with more than 40 years of experience in the specialty valve market in North America. As CEO, I am committed to representing only high performance specialty valves that deliver superior performance and reliability. Our entire team is 100% committed to your satisfaction.

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Liz McBeth, MBA

President & Marketing Manager

I am an alumna of the Rotman School of Management, University of Edinburgh, and University of Pennsylvania with more than 20 years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, project and program management, and strategic communications. As President, I am committed to helping Armour Valve and our customers achieve superior performance.

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Beth Gunn

Finance Manager

With 30+ years’ experience, I understand the unpredictability of the business environment and the impact this can have on customer and supplier business operations. I am committed to working one on one with clients to find mutually beneficial solutions for the timely and accurate reconciliation of accounts.

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Belinda Chow

Operations & QA Manager

As the Operations Manager, I have 35+ years’ experience working closely with suppliers to ensure that our customers never have to compromise on quality. I am 100% committed to providing quality products and services to ensure your complete satisfaction.

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Gary Matthews

Western Region Sales Manager

With 30+ years of experience working in Sales Management and Business Development, I am a strategic thinker who understands how to help clients troubleshoot to find the ideal valve solutions for their application needs. I am invested in your success and in providing specialty valve solutions you can trust.

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Jennifer Jones, P.Eng

Strategic Accounts & Pricing Manager

I am a Professional Engineer with 20+ years experience in Technical Sales. As a former Inside Sales Manager I understand the importance of both technical and commercial requirements when it comes to solving customer challenges. You can confidently rely on my expertise to help you plan for future material requirements. I am a 100% committed to your satisfaction!

Davis Lee

Inside Sales Manager

I have a degree in mechanical engineering with 10+ years of experience working in Inside Sales. With a strong analytical background, I am driven to help you succeed in finding the ideal valve solution for your application.

Adam Braunwarth

Area Sales Rep, AB & SK

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John Stevens

Area Sales Rep, AB, BC, & Fort McMurray

I have a diverse background in sales and customer service across a variety of sectors. With extensive experience in elite coaching, I understand how to help individuals and teams succeed. I invest myself fully in my customer’s success. When you win, I win.

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Chester Kerkhoff, C.E.T

Area Sales Rep, AB

Through my 25 years of industrial process experiences, I have developed a passion for helping customers resolve critical issues. I am a detail-oriented person and believe in providing the right solution the first time. I love data crunching and a challenge and take pride in a job well done. I will not be completely satisfied until you are.

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David Bisson, C.Tech

Project Development Lead & Area Sales Representative (Southwest Ontario)

I am a Project Development Lead with a background in pipe fabrication and industrial construction. I understand how important timelines are to ensure key project milestones are met. Have peace of mind in knowing that I am 100% committed to your projects success.

Niloufar Baniassadi

Sales Representative

I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and 15 years of experience in international technical sales and product marketing management. I understand your business and the challenges that you face and I am committed to your success.

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Marc Soucy, P.Eng

Product Applications Engineer & Senior Area Sales Rep, Atl. Canada

I am a mechanical engineer with 30 years of plant, sales and service experience. I have been on both sides of the desk and can relate with you when issues arise in the plant. You can trust that I won’t recommend a product unless I know that it will do the job for you.

Natalie Ganesh

District Energy Market Manager, North America

I have 20 years’ experience working in technical sales, purchasing and project management and can support your district energy projects from design to installation and operation. I am committed to being your partner and providing the best long-term solutions and service to my clients.

Lorene Lalonde

Contract Administrator & Purchasing Manager

I have 20 years’ experience working in purchasing and contract administration and understand how vital meeting key milestones is for your project. You can have confidence in knowing that I am committed to being your partner and ensuring that key deliverables are met.

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Marinette Padua

Purchasing Assistant

With 35+ years working in procurement, I understand the challenges that product quality, and deliverability can have on scheduled projects. Have peace of mind in knowing that I am committed to openly communicating with customers and following through on actions to ensure you are aware of any changing order statuses.

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Calvin Lee

Purchasing Associate

As a Purchasing Associate, I understand the business challenges you face and know how important prompt delivery is to your company’s operations. You can confidently rely on my expertise to help you expedite your valve requirements and promptly address any issues that may arise.

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Babak Karimpour

Service Manager

As a QA Inspector and Service Technician, I have extensive experience in developing and revising quality procedures and plans. I am devoted to ensuring that quality procedures are maintained and take pride in knowing that our customers are satisfied with our products and services.

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Mike Huston

Service Manager

With 35+ years experience working in Service and as a QA Inspector, I have developed a passion for troubleshooting and helping customers to resolve critical issues. I know how vital it is to keep your plant fully operational. When the unexpected arises, you can depend on me to be your trusted resource, providing optimal valve and service solutions you can trust.

Amar Dave

Application Specialist

I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering with 15+ years experience working in Inside Sales across multiple industries. I understand the importance of product application fit and you can trust that I will not recommend a product unless I know that it’s the right fit for your application. Your success is of upmost importance..

Benoit Stanislas

Application Specialist

As a Bilingual Mechanical Engineer with a background in project management and business development, I understand the importance of technical and commercial requirements. When operational challenges do arise, you can trust that you are in good hands.

Rishabh Kumawat

Application Specialist

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Leanne Bergman

Application Specialist

With a background in customer service and technical sales, I have a passion for meeting new people and developing new relationships. As your trusted partner, I am dedicated to helping your plant save time and money with quality severe service valve solutions.

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Sandra Wilbrink

Application Specialist

With 30 years’ experience working in technical valve sales, I understand the unique business challenges that arise in sourcing product requirements. Have peace of mind in knowing that I have your best interest at heart and will never compromise my recommendations for the sake of a sale.

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Herman Chan

Marketing & Business Systems Specialist

With 10+ years’ experience working in Marketing and Business Systems, I understand the importance of reliability and optimal system performance. I am committed to ensuring that our team members are equipped with state-of-the-art technology so that they can continue to provide you with specialty valve solutions for the reliable operation of your plant.

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Shanique Bramwell

Sales & Marketing Specialist

With a degree in marketing and 7+ years experience working in the specialty valve industry, I have developed a passion for engaging buyers and influencers through digital content and multi-channel marketing. I am dedicated to helping you find quality severe service valve solutions. Your complete satisfaction is of utmost importance.

 

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