THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Frank Csaszar, Founder
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
Susan Sodek – Human Resource Manager
Al Fockler, Canadian Rental Manager
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
Charlie Doucette, Service Manager
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
Darcy Trudeau, Yard and Scheduling Manager
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.