BRINSTON — Advanced Grain Handling Systems announced Sept. 16 that Peter Patenaude has sold his shares to three employees and is stepping down as general manager.
The new shareholders are Ken Black (Director, Sales), Sake Kielstra CPA, CA (Controller, Administration & Finance) and
Ian Streight (Director, Operations).
The trio have been have been with the company for over five years and have proven to be leaders in their respective areas of responsibility, says Advanced Grain Handling Systems in a press release.
“I am extremely excited to welcome my new partners into the management team and I look forward to see our company grow to the next level”, says President and principal owner Gaston Carreau.
Since the company’s inception in 2009, original co-owners Patenaude and Carreau have been pivotal in building the company to what it has become today.
“It is time that we let the next generation take over,” says Patenaude, who is staying with the company in a sales role while concentrating his efforts in Eastern Ontario.
Advanced Grain Handling Systems Inc. (AGHS) says it’s on track to becoming Ontario, Canada’s leader in delivering state-of-the-art grain storage, conditioning, and handling systems.
From its two locations (Brinston and Brantford), AGHS currently employs 59 people with skill sets ranging from project managers, millwrights, electricians, machinists, concrete specialists, and steel workers. Having its own fabrication facilities and electrical division allows the company to deliver turnkey installations for the on-farm or commercial customer.