David joined the executive team of the Canadian lighting company STANDARD PRODUCTS in 1982. He was then responsible for guiding it to become the second largest C&I lamp/ballast company in Canada and a Platinum winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program. In addition, the businessman started Stanpro Lighting Systems Inc. in 1994. It was then a manufacturer of commercial and industrial luminaires. In 2019, he announced the merger of these two companies, for which he is responsible for all operations. His primary focus is on the strategic growth and development of the business to insure it provides the highest value to its customers and employees.
David has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Concordia University in Montreal. He has been involved in the electrical industry for a long time and currently serves on the executive committee of EFC (Electro-Federation Canada). He is also executive vice-president of The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Montreal and sits on the finance committee of St-George’s School of Montreal where his four children are enrolled.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter Drucker
Sam Rimoin first started his career in the lighting industry as a part-time summer job in the late sixties. He was then working at his father’s emergency lighting company Red Comet.
In fact, Sam discovered early in life his passion for the lighting industry. He started working fulltime in the industry in 1977, when he joined Emergi-Lite, a member of the Kauffel group.
He progressed through the ranks from customer service to sales and was promoted to president in 1995. Furthermore, he remained president until the sale to Thomas and Betts in 1998.
After that, Sam stayed with Thomas and Betts until 2002 as vice-president of Commercial Lighting.
It was in November 2002 that Sam joined Stanpro executive team as president. A position he still has to this day. Based on his experience, Sam quickly understood the need to surround himself with the best people and to work passionately with his team to ensure the success of the company.
This philosophy has proven true as Stanpro has now grown to be one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. The lighting company is also one of the few remaining Canadian manufacturers truly assembling fixtures.
Those manufacturing capabilities helped with the strategic decision to merge both Standard products and Stanpro. As a result, the new entity now forms Canada’s largest lighting company. As the president of the newly formed company, there is no looking back. “I’m proud of what our team has accomplished and to know that my legacy will live on when I decide one day to retire”
When you surround yourself with the best in the industry you will be the best!
Executive Vice President
Rob has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He started his career in customer service at Emergi-lite in 1996. Afterwards, he has worked his way into quotations, and then onto the road in sales.
It was in 2001 that he joined Stanpro as a sales representative. Shortly after, Rob also took on the inside sales team management and started to build the foundation for Stanpro’s upcoming expansion. At the time, he oversaw major implementation projects such as SAP & ISO, guided by his 360° vision of the business.
In 2006, Rob joined Stanpro executive team when he was named executive vice-president. Since then, he has used his strategic vision to help the company achieve its goals by seeking out seizing new opportunities. He is a team player and a great collaborator. Notably, he takes into consideration collective ideas in order to find the best solution to guarantee customer satisfaction, stimulate business growth, and create new opportunities.
Great ideas come from everywhere if you just listen and look for them. You never know who’s going to have a great idea.
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Jeff began his journey in the lighting industry at the age of 21. Passionate about the industry, he has worked for the biggest lighting companies in Canada. In fact, he climbed the ranks from sales representative, product manager, national sales director, marketing director and finally to executive vice-president of marketing.
Jeff joined Stanpro executive team in 2005. He is now an important asset as he keeps on inspiring employees and insuring our clients receive the best service.
As executive vice-president of marketing, he is responsible for all corporate and branding strategies as well as leveraging the strengths of all brands.
Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”
DANIELA DI PIETRO
Executive Vice President of Finance
Daniela Di Pietro has been working at Stanpro for more than 20 years. More precisely, she started to manage accounts receivable and payables in March 1995. Since then, she has moved into various roles over the years before joining Stanpro executive team as vice-president of finance. She is then responsible for overseeing and managing corporate finance, accounting, reporting, budgeting as well as controls.
Daniela has an accounting designation (CGA, CPA) and has been a member of the ‘‘Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec’’ (CPA) since 1998. She is also an active volunteer for her community in various sports organizations.
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
Vice President Human Resources
Marie-Josée Garneau trained in the field of occupational psychology. She has accumulated 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and management by working within renowned multinational engineering and finance corporations.
She is recognized for her creative spirit, a trait that has enabled her to mastermind several employer branding projects as well as mentoring, coaching and organizational development ventures. Marie-Josée is also a result-driven leader. In that regard, she’s known for her expertise in pull marketing strategy and also in the area of talent retention and development.
Since 2016, Marie-Josée has joined Stanpro executive team as vice-president of human resources. In other words, she is responsible for the development of people and teams who strive together to achieve the company’s growth.
Marie-Josée is a graduate of Paris – Nanterre University, in France where she graduated with a master’s degree in occupational psychology. Additionally, she is actively involved in Women in Governance, an association that is dear to her heart.
Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
-Virginia Woolf from A Room of One’s Own
Vice President IT
Pascal Auger has been working with Stanpro for the last 5 years. He came into the lighting industry with more than 20 years of IT experience in various sectors. Today, as the IT Director, Pascal is responsible for leading Stanpro’s technology strategy and managing the overall information technologies operations and services. His initiatives include improving service delivery by embracing effective and efficient uses of technology.
Pascal holds a Bachelor degree in economics as well as a software management certificate from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.