David joined STANDARD PRODUCTS in 1982 and was 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. He started Stanpro Lighting Systems Inc. in 1994 as a manufacturer of commercial and industrial luminaires. He announced the merger of the two businesses in 2019 and is responsible for the overall 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 is currently serving on the Executive at EFC (Electro-Federation Canada), is Executive Vice-President at The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Montreal, and on the Finance Committee at St-George’s School of Montreal where his four children attend.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter Drucker
Sam Rimoin first started as part-time summer help in the late sixties at his father’s emergency lighting company Red Comet.
Sam discovered early in life his passion for the lighting industry and joined the industry fulltime in 1977 where 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 and remained President until the sale to Thomas and Betts in 1998 .
Sam Stayed with Thomas and Betts until 2002 as Vice president of Commercial Lighting.
Sam joined Stanpro in Nov 2002 as President and has remained President until today. Sam understood early on, that surrounding yourself with the best people and working passionately together as a team, will ultimately lead you to success.
This philosophy has proven true, as Stanpro has grown to be one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and 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 to form what is now Canada’s largest lighting company. Now 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. Having started in customer service at Emergi-lite in 1996, and working his way into quotations, and then onto the road in sales; he joined Stanpro as a sales representative in 2001. Shortly after, Rob also took on the management of the inside sales team, and started to build the foundation for Stanpro’s upcoming expansion.
Overseeing major implementation projects, such as SAP, and ISO, he has a 360 vision of the business.
In 2006 Rob was named Executive Vice-President, and since then has used his strategic vision to help the company achieve it’s goals by seeking out seizing new opportunities. He is a team player and great collaborator that 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 where he climbed the ranks from sales representative, product manager, national sales director to marketing director and now Executive Vice-President Marketing.
Jeff joined Stanpro in 2005 and is now an important asset as he keeps on inspiring employees and insuring our clients receive the best service.
As Executive Vice-President Marketing, he is responsible for all corporate and branding strategies and 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 with Stanpro for more than 20 years, since March 1995. She began in accounts receivable / payables and moved into various roles over the years before being appointed as the Executive Vice President of Finance. She will be responsible for overseeing and managing corporate finance, accounting, reporting, budgeting and 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, and has accumulated 15 years’ experience in talent acquisition and management, 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 organisational development ventures. Marie-Josée is a result-driven leader known for her expertise in pull marketing strategy and also in the area of talent retention and development.
Marie-Josée joined the Stanpro team in 2016. She is now Vice-President of Human Resources, a position in which 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 and a software management certificate from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.