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Key Personnel

Menno J. Admiraal

President & Co-Founder

With close to twenty years of experience in senior executive roles in the camp and catering industry, Menno understands the importance of culture in creating corporate excellence. His fiscal management has positioned Western Camp Services as a premier mid-sized leader in the natural resource service industry. Innovation and execution are his guiding principles.

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Wayne Sopp

Co-Founder

Wayne’s name is synonymous with integrity in the industry. With 25 years of both hands-on and management experience, Wayne brings an attention to detail second to none. Fuelled by a passion for excellence, and a commitment to anticipating and managing client requests and expectations, his career highlights include lead roles in some of the most prestigious projects throughout Western Canada.

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Bill T. Butler

Vice President

As a candidate of the Canada National Ski Racing Team, Bill is no stranger to determination and hard work. Since graduating with honors from the Banff Institute of Fine Arts Sales Division, Bill has enjoyed his current seat on the board of directors for Alberta Regulations Sewage Standards, has earned numerous industry-recognized safety certificates, and has six years experience as the Sales Manager for a company supplying service to the industry. Bill understands the importance of client service and satisfaction.

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Vern Tymchyshyn

VP Operations

Having over 20 years of both hands on and management experience in a commercial kitchen as well as a diversified background in the camp and catering business, Vernon brings an extensive knowledge of the food services and hospitality industry to Western Camp Services. His thoroughness ensures that our client’s needs are met in a smooth and timely manner.

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Melinda Admiraal, B.A.

MWR/HR Manager

Melinda came to Western Camp Services with 15 years experience in the hospitality industry after graduating with a BA Psychology. As the first employee with Western in 2003, she has since proved that she can wear many hats. As head of our MWR department, Morale-Welfare-Recognition and HR department, Melinda will ensure she “enhances your experience in the field”. Her commitment to providing a courteous and professional standard of excellence has contributed to a positive environment for both our staff and our clients.

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Bob Stolz

Warehouse Manager

With over 20 years of experience across Canada in the retail and food services industries, Bob is truly considered an expert when it comes to managing our warehouse. From food and equipment to linens and more, Bob is always ready to fulfill the needs of not only our camps, but the offices as well.

Ready to greet you with a warm smile, Bob is here to serve!

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Rick Girard

Business Development

Rick Girard, our newest member to the business development team at Western Camp Services, brings a unique blend of international work experience and cultural diversity. His experience, skill set and leadership qualities have been developed over the past 18 years of employment as a professional hockey player in the IHL, AHL and DEL. His strong foundation as an elite athlete has established the tools needed to foster successful working relationships and strong communication skills, to further expand the company’s success.

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Charles Hallett, BEH, CPHI (C)

HSE Manager

Charles brings over 18 years of Environmental and Occupational Health experience to the Western Camp Services management team. He has worked in both provincial and federal jurisdictions as a public Health Inspector. Charles is committed to working with staff and clients in delivering and expanding Western Camp Services’ exceptional health, environment and safety programs.

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