Andrea is the President of FERO and provides her team with strong leadership to execute on FERO’s strategic goals. She has degrees in Business and Law and over 17 years of experience building and operating businesses across a variety of industries. Andrea has overseen FERO’s growth in the North American market and emergence as an industry leader in engineered masonry products. She is focused on ensuring FERO continually delivers high quality and innovative products with exceptional customer service.
“I believe that strong leadership involves recognizing potential and providing the means to develop that potential.” – Andrea Hatzinikolas
Adam Kimble, Sales Director
Adam oversees the sales and marketing of all FERO products throughout North America. He is experienced in communicating effectively with architects, engineers, building envelope consultants and contractors at all stages of the product development cycle to ensure FERO products can be seamlessly integrated into the project. He has two bachelor’s degrees, Civil Engineering and Business Administration and Management. Adam brings more than 20 years of senior experience in innovative construction products, particularly focused on concrete, masonry and thermal performance. He brings a technical, collaborative and relationship-based approach to FERO’s business.
“I believe that high-quality products, consultative engineering and testing data are catalysts for improving the design and energy efficiency of buildings throughout North America. The team at FERO works hard to ensure we have best-in-class products and technical information to share with all stakeholders.” – Adam Kimble
Tim Sweeney, Operations and Finance Director
Tim oversees FERO’s internal operations, including budgeting, supply chain and all aspects of the production cycle. He also oversees the transition of projects from engineering and design phase through to manufacturing and delivery. Tim holds bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law and has over 20 years’ experience in management roles with public and private companies. His focus is to apply analysis, logistics and critical thinking to quickly solve problems and ensure the delivery of quality service to our customers.
“I believe the key to FERO’s success is understanding the needs of all stakeholders on a project and tailoring our product offerings, engineering support and manufacturing processes to ensure those needs are met”. – Tim Sweeney
Sally Seagreen, Accounting Director
Sally oversees our accounting department and has been with FERO for over 20 years. She has over 26 years of experience in the industry and has a true passion for the business. Sally has been integral to FERO’s growth and is a key member of the management team, managing our financial resources and providing key insights and analysis. Her strengths are efficient and effective organizational management, logistics, industry knowledge, relationship building and customer service.
“I love that our FERO Team with Mike and Andrea at the helm, is a diverse group of people from different parts of the globe, each with unique strengths all working together to make FERO shine. It’s a pleasure working with management who genuinely care about the people at FERO and who have become family.” – Sally Seagreen
Jonathan Wen, Senior Technical Advisor
Jonathan has been at FERO for over six years providing clients with high-quality engineering services. He has worked on numerous engineering projects and possesses a background in structural analysis and design. Jonathan has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering. His strengths are his experience with diverse and challenging projects and his ability to make connections between ideas and concepts across different disciplines to provide custom product solutions and designs. Jonathan ensures that thermal performance, ease of installation and cost are all factored into product design.
“Expanding demand for energy-efficiency requires continual evaluation of product and process. FERO’s products were designed to meet these demands decades before thermal performance would become critical in building design. I enjoy being part of a team that is contributing to a more energy efficient building standard.” – Jonathan Wen
Saleh Basouri, Senior Technical Advisor
Saleh is a Senior Technical Advisor at FERO and brings over 15 years of experience with large-scale engineering and construction projects. Saleh oversees a variety of projects providing engineering solutions to optimize efficiencies during the planning and construction phase. He has a bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alberta. His strengths are methodical project management and innovative engineering design.
“At FERO we are continually evaluating how we can improve our processes. I value being able to work with a team that provides an environment where innovative design and problem-solving are both collaborative and continually enhanced.” – Saleh Basouri
Michael Ross, Senior Technical Advisor
Michael oversees the design of effective and innovative structural and architectural solutions for a variety of projects. He has an MSc in Structural Engineering, specializing in concrete masonry, and has over 10 years of experience in the field of structural consulting. Michael focuses on taking a pragmatic, value-add approach to engineering. The combination of his education and consulting roles enable him to understand the needs of engineers working with our products and how to help them achieve their design goals.
“I enjoy working with the FERO team because of our diverse skill set. Together, our skills enable us to provide clients with the most innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions for each project.” – Michael Ross
Nicole Palabrica, Technical Advisor
Nicole provides technical advice and support to our customers ensuring that we continually exceed expectations. She manages projects from intake through to manufacture ensuring accuracy and customer satisfaction at every stage. Nicole has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology and has been with FERO since graduating from the program. Her strengths are adapting with ease to the variety of projects she oversees and being an astute problem solver.
“If you have a question, I will find you the answer. I sincerely appreciate how action oriented the FERO team is. Together, we provide clients with the best-possible solutions and customer service.” – Nicole Palabrica
John Anagnostopoulos, Plant Manager
John joined FERO over 23 years ago and has been promoted to roles with increasing responsibilities that now include managing all plant operations. John ensures safety is at the forefront of all plant processes and is responsible for production output and product quality. His strengths are prioritizing customer needs, executing multiple projects simultaneously and building good relationships.
“I've been at FERO for a long time. The company, the people and the customers are great to work with. I believe mentorship contributes to the development of a more knowledgeable and engaged workforce. I enjoy teaching others the best practices I have come to learn throughout my time with the company.” – John Anagnostopoulos
Melissa Hinkel, Office and Sales Administrator
Melissa is the first point of contact for FERO customers. She oversees our inside sales, including the timely and cost-effective shipment of FERO products to ensure customer satisfaction. Melissa also assists with the administration of our accounting operations and human resource processes. She has a diploma in Business Administration and brings over 7 years of experience in the administration field. Her strengths are streamlining processes to maximize efficiency, executing multiple tasks simultaneously and communicating to customers with clarity and precision.
“I believe a team’s ability to collaborate effectively directly impacts their performance. I am so happy to be working with a team that focuses on collaboration and team-based execution.” – Melissa Hinkel
Dena Hays, Marketing and Communications Manager
Dena oversees company-wide communications and marketing initiatives. She has a degree in Communications and brings over 10 years of communications-focused experience in the field. She has provided communications leadership for both corporate and non-profit groups. Previously, Dena was a key partner with the Investor Relations teams of three publicly-traded companies working with executive leaders and financial analysts on investor engagement. She currently volunteers on several community boards. Her strengths are effectively communicating ideas and efficiently managing projects through to completion.
“I believe that all people thrive and grow with clear and effective communication. I am very fortunate to be working with such a talented group of experts at FERO.” – Dena Hays