Brett Desroches - CEO & Owner
Brett and his family formed Unicon in May of 1989, and in 2011, he became the sole proprietor. He has experience in every department of the company. Starting in the warehouse when he was 18, he has since moved on to work in all of the following positions; Driver, Inside Sales, Inventory Control, Purchaser, Merchandiser, Shipper and Receiver, Sales Centre Manager, and everything in between. Brett now specializes in leading the management team at Unicon.
He has implemented significant changes in operations, which has led to Unicon being a better place to purchase from, a more reliable business to partner with, and a better place to work.
In 2012 Brett completed the Kaizen Consulting 14 month course in Top Level Leadership.
Robert King - C.O.O.
Robert has been with Unicon since 2006. As the C.O.O. Robert works with the management team to ensure both long term and short term objectives are met, as well as ensuring a world-class customer experience for our clients. He has completed Principles of Management, and Organizational Behaviour at MacEwan University, Building High Performance Teams at the University of Calgary, and Middle Leadership Management through Kaizen Consulting. Robert was just recently elected to the Edmonton Construction Association Board of Directors, on a two-year term.
Brent Bigourdin - Calgary Branch Manager
Quite simply, Brent has a passion for customer service! Brent brings over 25 years of management experience, and managing territories to Unicon. He prides himself on running a well-organized operation, with a focus on the customer experience. Overseeing our Calgary branch, Brent's goal is for Unicon to be your "first call" for all of your concrete accessory needs.
Dallas Hewitt - Warehouse Manager
While managing the overall operation of the warehouse, Dallas places a high priority on safety. His background in logistics management has led to procedural changes which have increased our efficiency, resulting in a better customer experience. Not only is Dallas' focus on customer service, but also improving the workplace for all staff.
Jenn Pacheco - Operations Manager
Jenn has been an integral part of our Unicon team since 2004. Her previous employment from a big box store retail environment contributed directly to the sales floor you see in our Edmonton and Calgary locations. As our Operations Manager for both Edmonton and Calgary, Jenn monitors the full customer experience from ordering to delivery. She works with the Management team reviewing policies and procedures to maintain Unicon's productivity and assures customers' concerns are quickly resolved.
Krista Bell - Inside Sales Manager
Krista joined Edmonton's inside sales team in 2010 and has lead the team since 2014. She assures our customer service remains a priority and holds the Edmonton inside sales team accountable to Unicon's standard of timely and accurate service. In April 3013, Krista completed Brickform's 4-day Comprehensive Training Program which included classes in Concrete Placement, Concrete Stamping and Overlays, and Staining Techniques.
Rose Hoskins - Purchasing Manager
Rose has been with Unicon since 2005. She is vital to achieving the companies’ goal of meeting & exceeding our clients' needs. Her contributions are made by skillful purchasing, proactive inventory management and monitoring current inventory trends. As Purchasing Manager, Rose is responsible for negotiating and updating vendor contacts as well as sourcing new and innovative materials related to our growing industry. In 2012, Rose completed the Kaizen Consulting 12 month course in Emerging Leadership.
Melanie Desroches - CFO & Controller
Melanie has been part of the Unicon Family since 1993 when she married Brett (Owner). She has a background in accounting, bookkeeping, and financial management. Melanie upgraded her skills and graduated from NAIT in 2010 from the Business Administration program, majoring in Accounting. She has since taken more advanced courses in Financial and Cost Accounting, Corporate Finance and Leadership. In 2011 she became the CFO and in 2012 additionally took on the role of the Controller position.
She is responsible for managing the Accounting Department of the company, and protecting the financial health of Unicon. Job duties also include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting, controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, and ensures that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
Erika Peebles - Human Resources & Office Manager
Erika joined Unicon in 2010. She develops and administers Company policies, programs, and benefits and is responsible for all personnel needs in both Edmonton and Calgary. Erika also coordinates Edmonton’s office activities and monitors contractual agreements. Her presence with Unicon not only assures employee satisfaction, but also customer service.
In 2012 Erika completed the Kaizen Consulting 12 month course in Middle Level Leadership.