Front Office Staff
CanLift’s front office staff: Sylvia Ventresca, Kevin Farr, Jen Kucan and Adel Lattanzio.
Marko is one of CanLift’s original founders. He has over 21 years of experience in the aerial equipment business. In his current role, Marko directs operational aspects of the business including service, parts and rentals.
Marko launched CanLift’s service and parts division, which continues to deliver double digit growth year over year. Most recently, Marko enhanced this division by introducing equipment reconditioning services.
Marko plays a fundamental role in deciding capital budgets. He is responsible for understanding the market demands and recalibrating the fleet to those demands while exceeding industry-standard returns on investment (ROI).
Johnny is one of CanLift’s original founders. He has an extensive background in sales and marketing. In 2003, Johnny became a Licensed Real Estate Agent and quickly became a top-producing representative in a long-established brokerage. His enthusiasm and desire to not only succeed, but differentiate his approach from the traditional marketing methods, led him to partner up with Ryan (read more below) and his brother Marko to develop a new partnership in the form of CanLift.
Over the past 13 years, CanLift has taken the entrepreneurial vision of three diverse backgrounds to become one of Southern Ontario’s most recognized aerial lift equipment rental companies.
Johnny’s current role at CanLift is to manage overall operations and initiate sales strategies. He studied as a Mechanical Technician and attained a Journeyman Tool & Die License prior to switching his focuses to sales and marketing.
Christine is the Financial Controller at Canlift Equipment Ltd. She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation from CPA British Columbia. She is a highly skilled business executive with years of experience including as Finance Manager for a Fortune 500 company and multiple finance roles in successful corporations. Christine is recognized as a skilled leader and can be relied on to manage all key financial data and resources.
In her current role, Christine directs all financial aspects of CanLift’s business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, interfacing with the financial community, financial analysis, and monitoring of financial performance. She is instrumental in the success of CanLift’s day-to-day operations as well as long-term business achievements.
When she’s not spending time at work, Christine is outside walking with all her rescue dogs or travelling to warm places.
TECHNOLOGY & MARKETING
Ryan is one of CanLift’s original founders. He has an extensive background in web development and online marketing, with over 17 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur.
Ryan specializes in building companies through online marketing innovation and has played a critical role in CanLift’s growth and success.
Ryan’s role at CanLift is to direct its online marketing initiatives, develop, maintain and optimize its websites, as well as manage its I.T. infrastructure.
Ryan studied Computing and Information Science at the University of Guelph before graduating from Sheridan College’s Interactive Multimedia post-graduate program.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
We are thrilled to welcome Joe Gould as the new Director of Business Development at CanLift. With an impressive background in sales and a deep understanding of the industry, Joe is poised to play a pivotal role in propelling CanLift to new heights.
Throughout his career, Joe has showcased an unwavering passion for fostering strong client relationships and driving business growth. His dedication to customer satisfaction and keen business acumen have consistently resulted in remarkable achievements, making him an invaluable addition to our team.
Prior to joining CanLift, Joe served in various leadership positions in renowned companies within the equipment and machinery sector, honing his expertise in sales strategy, market analysis, and team leadership. His visionary approach and ability to identify untapped opportunities align seamlessly with CanLift’s commitment to innovation and excellence.
As the Director of Business Development, Joe is determined to drive CanLift’s growth initiatives forward, strengthening partnerships, expanding market reach, and ensuring that our clients receive unparalleled service and solutions.
Rob Blaik is a seasoned professional with an impressive 36-year career in the aerial lifts industry. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Service Manager at CanLift Equipment.
Rob’s journey in the industry began as an apprentice with Select Equipment, where he quickly demonstrated his passion for the field and dedication to mastering his craft. Over the years, he steadily progressed through various roles, including Shop Technician and Road Technician, honing his skills and gaining invaluable hands-on knowledge of aerial lifts.
With his exceptional performance and commitment to excellence, Rob was entrusted with additional responsibilities. He served as a Shop Foreman, demonstrating strong leadership and organizational skills that ensured smooth operations and efficient service delivery.
As Service Manager, Rob Blaik continues to play a pivotal role in maintaining CanLift Equipment’s reputation for exceptional service, reliability, and customer satisfaction.
DIRECTOR OF SALES
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BUILDING LONG-LASTING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
As one of the best equipment sales and rental companies in Ontario, CanLift’s primary focus remains on consumer satisfaction. We strive to maintain the highest ratio of qualified service technicians to products served in the market, and our goal is to build long lasting relationships with each of our clients and all equipment rental companies to ensure their complete satisfaction with each and every interaction. Our approach is technology focused, innovative and early-adopting, but there is no doubt we lead with our people. Let’s work together for a safe, productive and sustainable future.