I started in the electrical trade back in 1973, and established Signature Electric in 1985. For someone who always enjoyed tinkering, this seemed to be a natural choice. It turned out to be the right choice, because at the end of every day, I get a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
My favourite part of the business is connecting with people. Each day, I get to interact with wonderful and interesting clients, vendors, and team members, both in the office and in the field. I often get a glimpse into their lives, what matters to them, and share a bit of mine as well. I never tire of this. The people aspect is a constant motivation and inspiration for me to do more with Signature Electric.
Then there is the technology aspect, which fascinates me. I was always on the lookout for innovative and interesting ways to improve our clients’ electrical systems, to increase quality and even save energy. This early seed has grown into our company’s vision to bring the future of electricity to today. It energizes me to see the flow of innovative solutions for our clients, to achieve their goals of energy conservation, environmental responsibility, sustainability and scalability, and to bring future-readiness to their electrical infrastructures today.
Over the years of working with one emerging technology after another, what has always stood out is our team’s forward-thinking and can-do attitude, which has become an important value for our company. This early-adopter mindset has brought some fantastic experiences and outcomes. A few highlights include three electric vehicles in my family quite early on, being among the first families in Canada with an in-home Tesla Powerwall, and travelling to California with a few other Canadians for the rollout of the Tesla semi-truck. When the Cybertruck was first announced, our clients voted for our team to get it; we listened.
Outside of the day-to-day business, I enjoy time with my growing family, being a husband, father, and grandfather. I also enjoy traveling with my family and friends, and have seen a variety of fascinating places, from the rivers of Germany and France, to sailing the Aegean Sea in Greece, to being within 500 miles of the North Pole. I am truly enjoying my life, and being able to share life’s blessings is what really makes this special. I am thankful for all the people and choices that have led my path here.
I’m always eager to share the most recent bit of fun and excitement that’s happening in my life. The next time we chat, feel free to poke me with a question or two, and let’s see how we can share a bit of each other’s lives.
Founder & Executive Director
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