Ron McNeil, CEO and Co-Founder
Together with Ivan Harmatny, Ron co-founded LMS and has been integral to its growth and development ever since. Ron brings a lifetime of expertise in all aspects of reinforcing steel to his role as CEO. Ron is actively involved in all aspects of the daily operations of LMS and plays a lead role in LMS’ strategy and future growth and development. Ron is also actively involved in managing LMS’ pricing and plays the lead role in LMS’ procurement decisions. Ron’s commitment to the successful delivery of each project is a core foundation on which he and Ivan initially built LMS and which contributes to its success to this day.
Ron is engaged in numerous philanthropic activities both through LMS and personally, including Canucks Place Children’s Hospice, Mel Zajac Ranch, and Face the World Foundation to name just a few.
Ivan Harmatny, Director of Corporate Development and Co-Founder
Since founding LMS with Ron, Ivan has been at the heart of the business development process at LMS. LMS’ success depends upon the strength of its relationship with its customers: understanding the customers’ needs and ensuring those needs are met. Ivan works to understand the unique design and functional needs of every project, to ensure costs are minimized and installation expectations are met. Ivan is also actively engaged in opening up LMS to new markets and new opportunities. Ivan’s relentless focus on the customer is a core foundation on which he and Ron initially build LMS and which contributions to its success to this day.
Ivan is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Contractors & Business Association of BC.
Norm Streu – President & COO
As President & COO, Norm is engaged in all aspects of LMS’ operations. Norm’s responsibilities include internally monitoring the progress of all projects and ensuring both customer satisfaction and efficient execution. Norm also oversees all of the administrative departments and personnel within the organization.
Norm has served as Chair of the Board of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, director of the British Columbia Construction Association. He is the author of countless industry articles including a regular column in the Journal of Commerce and Business in Vancouver.
Michael Schutz, Chief Financial Officer
Mike is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in Senior and Executive positions working with both public and private companies in such industries as construction, manufacturing, technology, mining and exploration, and other service related industries. Mike has been instrumental in developing and overseeing company initiatives and building the financial and operational plans that manage our day-to-day operations, as well as our growth objectives. Measures include financial accountability, operational efficiencies and process improvement. He has extensive experience driving growth organically and by acquisition, as well as implementing larger restructurings during business and economic downturn. Mike joined LMS in 2014 as the Vice President of Finance and has stepped into the role of CFO
Greg Hubbard, Executive Vice President - Operations
Greg is currently responsible for LMS’ operations throughout Western Canada (from British Columbia to Manitoba) on projects in each sector we serve: residential, commercial, institutional and infrastructure. Over the past decade, Greg has been a driving force behind our expansion into Alberta and Saskatchewan. Greg’s responsibilities on projects include bidding, resource planning and general project management.
Greg’s project experience is impressive; highlight projects since 2012 include the following: Northeast Anthony Henday Drive, Kelley Ramsey Office Tower, Southeast Stoney Trail, Bow Tower, University City (a 4 tower development), East Village Development (towers include: First, N3, and Evolution 1 and 2), The Guardian twin tower development, Enmax Shepard Energy Centre, River Green, 3 Civic Plaza and Concord Gardens.
The General Foremen on our project sites across Western Canada report to Greg. Greg began his career with LMS as an ironworker in 1991. He is a certified Journeyman Reinforcing Ironworker who embodied the company philosophy, as he moved progressively from Foreman to Field Superintendent, and from General Manager to his current position of Executive Vice President, Operations.
Marcel Lamarche, Vice President Operations - California
Marcel has extensive experience in managing the requirements for large-scale projects in the residential, commercial, institutional and infrastructure sectors. He is well-versed in the manpower/staffing and production requirements for rebar fabrication and installation, and plays a lead role in managing our operations throughout California. Marcel’s diligence and commitment is second-to-none; he has demonstrated his knowledge, skills and capabilities in rebar and post-tensioning installation on impressive projects that include residential and commercial towers, grain silos, bridges and commuter train infrastructure. His technical skills are complemented by his ability to work cohesively with builders and developers.