Leaders in Rebar and Post-Tensioning Fabrication and Installation Since 1987

Meet our management team

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Ron

Ron McNeil

CEO and Co-Founder

As co-founder, Ron has been instrumental in establishing LMS’ business model and operating practices. He has a lifetime of expertise in all aspects of reinforcing steel, is actively involved in the daily operations and sets the direction for LMS’ ongoing strategic development. 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

Ivan Harmatny

Director of Corporate Development and Co-Founder

Since inception, Ivan has been at the heart of the business development process at LMS. The strength of our relationships with clients is a testament to Ivan’s efforts towards understanding client’s needs and project requirements. Ivan works to understand the unique design and functional needs of every project, to ensure costs are minimized and installation expectations are achieved.

Mike Schutz

Mike Schutz

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 25 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.

Greg Hubbard

Greg Hubbard

Executive Vice President - Operations

Greg began his career with LMS as an installer in 1990. He is a certified Journeyman Reinforcing Ironworker who embodies the company philosophy. His career has progressed from Foreman to Field Superintendent, and from General Manager to his current position of Executive Vice President, Operations. Over the past decade, Greg has been a driving force behind our expansion into Alberta and Saskatchewan and California. Greg’s responsibilities on projects include bidding, resource planning and general project management.

Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens

General Manager, Alberta Region

Wayne is a Red Seal Certified Ironworker with over 20 years of experience with LMS. As the General Manager, Wayne works closely with clients and oversees all aspects of operational management in Alberta. Wayne began his career at LMS as a Journeyman Apprentice and has steadily worked his way up the ironworker career stream; he has performed the following roles on our jobsites – Journeyman, Lead Hand, Foreman, General Foreman and Field Superintendent. Wayne’s highlight project experience includes the following projects: The Bow, University City (multi-tower development), Stantec Tower and the ATA Seymour Tower Addition.

Marcel

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.

Ben Sleeman

Ben Sleeman

Director of Safety

Ben oversees our site safety, logistics and coordination in both the United States and Canada.  He works closely with the project teams to strengthen best practices.  Ben’s education and safety training ensures our team are current with safety standards and company policies.

Accreditations:

  • Occupational Health and Safety diploma at Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • Designated Construction Safety Officer (CSO)- Construction Health and safety technician CHST
  • Certified trainer in fall protection, rigging, and forklift operations
  • Certified Director of Safety designation – North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI).
Amanda Lucke

Amanda Lucke

Director of LMS Academy

Amanda Lucke joined LMS as an entry-level installer and worked hard to expand her knowledge and capacity as she pursued her Red Seal designation, progressing from installer to journeyperson ironworker to foreperson.  Amanda is responsible for delivering LMS Academy’s curriculum to our workforce in all regions of operation. She works with our new hires and supports our apprentices as they prepare to complete the Red Seal exam.