THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Frank Csaszar, Founder
Les Csaszar, President, EDM-B, semi-retired
Les was 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 UCEL the brand it is today. Les attends trade shows and company events, actively sits on regulatory boards and is a consultant of UCEL. 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
Susan Sodek – Human Resource Manager
Al Fockler, Canadian Rental Manager
Al joined the team in early 2012 to bolster UCEL’s sales force in the GTA. He 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, North American Sales MAnager
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, Senior Technical Project 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, Technical Support Manager
Charlie Doucette, Equipment Manager
Kris Cotton, Service Manager
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.
Reports to: Equipment Manager
Gary Haylor, Operations Manager
Darcy Trudeau, Yard Foreman
Wisam Afara – Shop Foreman
Sam has been with UCEL over 11 years, and has watched the company grow and develop in tandem with his own career. Currently Shop Foreman and Crane Operator, Sam works closely with both the Shop and Field crews, managing materials and lending a hand to all.
Jon Zalevich, Field Manager
Emanuel “Manny” Viveiros, General Foreman
Reports to: Field Manager