THE UCEL TEAM

At UCEL, we make quality, reliability and expert service our highest priorities. Through our partnerships with the best European manufacturers and our vast experience in the industry, we are committed to not only boosting your productivity by saving you time, money and man-power, but also maximizing the absolute safety of your staff, crews and everyone associated with your project.

 

  • A history of more than 55 years’ experience and knowledge as a leader in the industry
  • A family-operated business deeply committed to your success
  • Partnerships with world-renowned manufacturers from Europe
  • One-stop-shop convenience for all your project needs—equipment rentals throughout Canada and sales for European manufacturers across North America

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

55+ years of family-operated quality, reliability and safety

Frank Csaszar, Founder

Frank founded Urban Construction Equipment Limited in 1963. A great innovator and creator of cutting-edge equipment and ideas, he believed no challenge was insurmountable and never said “it can’t be done”. While Frank passed in 2012, he left behind a legacy of strength and perseverance to his children who strive every day to deliver on a vision of being one of the best hoisting equipment providers in the world.

Les Csaszar, President, EDM-B

Les has been the linchpin of UCEL for decades. Working with his father Frank since childhood, Les brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the company. He has worked on countless hoisting projects across Canada, the United States and internationally as far away as Kazakhstan. Les has sat on several of the CSA and TSSA boards which drafted the local codes we see today. Les has been the driving force in making STROS the brand it is today. Les is an active member of UCEL’s team, handling many special projects, maintaining client relationships and bringing exceptional technical knowledge to assist in consulting with other managers. Les is also a licensed master Elevating Devices Mechanic. Currently a committee member to re-write the Z185 and B311 industry regulatory codes with the CSA, until approximately 2024.

Mack Csaszar, Executive Vice President, EDM-B,
TSSA Advisory Council Member,
CECA Chair – Construction Hoist Committee

Mack is UCEL’s third-generation of family ownership and has worked with UCEL since 2006. Mack’s focus is business development, strategy, and client relationships. He handles the executive management of UCEL. Mack is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Like his father, Mack is a journeyman Elevating Devices Mechanic for rack and pinion elevators.

Chet Csaszar, Chief Elevator Mechanic

Chet is a part of UCEL’s 3 third-generation of family ownership and has worked with UCEL over 10 years. He is focused on retaining UCEL’s high reputation for excellent quality machines and service. Chet is also involved in UCEL’s remote-location business in industrial sectors across Canada. He brings a truly safety- and quality-focused culture to UCEL. Chet is an apprentice elevator mechanic.

Jason Lang, Vice President Sales & Operations

Jason joins the UCEL team with an extensive background in the North American construction industry. Experienced in Managing sales, operations, rentals and manufacturing of heavy construction machinery and attachments, he understands the importance of quality, efficiency, and timely service response to help our customers complete their projects successfully. As UCEL continues to grow, Jason will help ensure we maintain our strong service foundation and remain the top choice for our customers.

Susan Sodek – Human Resource Manager

With over 20 years working in a variety of industries and Human Resource functions, Susan is pleased to join UCEL as Human Resource Manager. Susan is here to help build and support our greatest asset: our dedicated, diverse, and ever expanding team. Interested candidates can reach Susan at careers@ucel.ca.

Al Fockler, Canadian Rental Manager

After working as the Head of Sales for a major Chevrolet dealer for almost a decade, Al joined the team in early 2012 to bolster UCEL’s sales force in the GTA. Al has seen UCEL more than double in size during his tenure with the firm. He brings a customer-focused approach to sales and management, and always gets the job done.

Zia Huda, Project Estimator

With ten years of experience in drafting and construction, Zia brings a wealth of technical expertise to every interaction with UCEL’s client partners. Working closely with site supervisors, project managers, engineers and architects, Zia’s extensive experience with our equipment gives him unique insight and the ability to make specialized recommendations that maximize the use of our equipment.

JASON WATT, U.S Sales Representative

Jason Watt comes to UCEL with 15 years of technical sales experience under his belt. Beginning his sales career in the chemical field, Jason transitioned to the aftermarket automotive sector, gaining an abundance of experience that he brings to UCEL today. Treating our customers like people, building long-term relationships, and remembering it’s not all about the numbers, are just a few of the attributes that have Jason right at home as part of the UCEL family.

Robert Heinrich, Operations Manager

Born and educated as a machinist/millwright in Germany with over 14 years with UCEL, Robert’s background makes him the perfect choice to co-ordinate UCEL’s internal operations including equipment turn-around, custom fabrication and material preparation. Our reliability and punctuality hinge on the smooth function of our plant and operations, and Robert’s experience and management has enabled UCEL to complete large, complicated projects safely and on time.

Shane Miller, Head of Technical Support

Shane has been with UCEL since 2012, when he started as an Elevator Mechanic, and now handles all of North American service for UCEL’s Stros owning clients. Essential to our operations, and with a wealth of knowledge and experience on Stros machines, Shane sets the bar for customer service sky high.

Charlie Doucette, Service Manager

Charlie joined UCEL in 2016 and has been an excellent addition to the team. With vast experience in complicated manufacturing and processing electrical equipment he’s brought a keen eye to service and equipment quality at UCEL. Charlie manages equipment turnaround, electrical safety and service for UCEL’s rental and industrial clients.

Kris Cotton, Field Service Supervisor

With nine years of experience now at UCEL, Kris excels as our Field Service Supervisor. Graduate of the Elevating Devices Mechanic – B Program, Kris leads our Field Service team, supports our install crews, and works closely with the TSSA to ensure compliance, safety and training are always at peak standards.

Jerome Mandawe, Controller

Jerome joined UCEL in 2018, bringing with him over 30 years of accounting and finance experience in related fields. As Controller, Jerome oversees reporting, manages transactions, and builds budgets for our business and our clients with a keen appreciation for the nuances of our industry and sharp attention to the fine details.

Darcy Trudeau, Yard and Scheduling Manager

Darcy keeps UCEL’s 1,000+ different materials, components and moving parts organized. He ensures trucks and mobile cranes are departing UCEL on time and are packed correctly so our field crews are ready to produce every day.

Wisam Afara – Shop Supervisor

Sam has been with UCEL over 11 years, and has watched the company grow and develop in tandem with his own career. Currently Shop Supervisor and Crane Operator, Sam works closely with both the Shop and Field crews, managing materials and lending a hand to all.

Matt Toms – Purchasing & Logistics Manager

With over 15 years of experience in supply chain management and logistics, Matt manages inventory, capital purchases and outbound logistics for our growing business. Purchase orders, storage solutions, and tracking our complex inventory needs are his forte. From a pair of impact gloves to a 7,000 lbs hoist, Matt keeps UCELs shop and job sites stocked and running smoothly.

Jon Zalevich, General Foreman

With ten years of service at UCEL, Jonathan Zalevich oversees our extensive field crews, manages client, site and employee interactions, liaises with the TSSA and keeps everyone on the same page and working towards the same goals – staying safe, and getting the job done right the first time.

Andrew Stoddard, Foreman

Dylan Sanders, Foreman

Emanuel “Manny” Viveiros, Foreman

Diego De La Vega, Foreman

Clyde, Head of Office Security

As a 2015 graduate from the Centre for Canine Education at Prince-ton, Clyde has kept a vigilant watch over all UCEL’s operations – couriers beware!

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