About Weston

Leadership

Alan

Alan Lechem
President

As President, Alan drives Weston’s strategy and oversees the company’s global operations. Alan’s millwork industry experience spans over 30 years, beginning in 1990 when he joined Weston and assumed responsibility for the company’s pine operations. Through his professional relationships and industry associations, Alan brings a wide-ranging perspective on millwork and related products. Alan is passionate about building win-win solutions for Weston’s customer and supplier partners by leveraging his industry expertise, technical acumen and deep product knowledge. In fact, you’ll often find Alan giving out his opinion for free on LinkedIn (check out his latest post here). Outside of work, Alan enjoys mountain biking, slalom skiing and a good single-malt scotch.

Howard

Howard Kumer
Vice President

As Vice President, Howard oversees Weston’s Canadian Sales team and is responsible for driving Weston’s growth across the country. Howard is a pioneer in the Canadian millwork industry. Over the last 35 years, Howard has built a reputation as a trusted partner and expert in a wide range of wood products used by the window and door industries. Howard has been foundational to Weston’s customer-centric approach and has helped inspire our company to prioritize the customer in everything we do. Outside of work, you’ll find Howard on the tennis court or doing something handy, like building a rock climbing wall for his grandkids.

Cinius

Cinius Lee
Program Director

Cinius oversees Weston’s China, Southeast Asia and Eastern European  operations, including Joint Venture set up, production facility set up, QA/QC, manufacturer qualification, product qualification and product development. Cinius has an international trading background, and since joining Weston in 2006 has been instrumental in our global growth and diversified sourcing strategy. Cinius is passionate about helping his customers accelerate their business growth – you’ll often find him meeting with customers to discuss their core priorities and helping to secure their wood and PVC/composite supply chain. Outside the office, Cinius is actively involved in local community building and tree planting.

Mauricio

Mauricio Bravo
GM Weston Chile & U.S. Sales Manager

Mauricio oversees Weston’s Chilean operations and U.S Sales team. Before joining the company in 2006, Mauricio worked for a sawmill and millwork plant operator. With this manufacturing background, Mauricio brings deep expertise in wood processing, quality control and international logistics. Over the last 15 years, Mauricio has played a lead role in building Weston’s presence in South America and the US, and he continues to champion innovation as Weston expands its product offering and global reach. Outside the office, you can find Mauricio on the slopes with his family doing crazy things on skiis or a mountain bike!

Libby

Libby Gervasio
Director of Sales Support & Logistics

With more than 20 yrs of experience in the millwork industry, Libby is Weston’s Director of Sales Support and Logistics with expertise in strategic planning and risk management. She oversees supply chain, product management, procurement, engineering, distribution and all domestic and global transportation functions. She thrives on taking on any challenge and is driven to find solutions to better serve Weston’s customers. Her agility, performance, innovation and excellent customer relations is combined with her focus on process improvements and efficiencies.

Mike

Michael Bowman
Director of Finance

Mike oversees Weston’s Finance and IT teams. Since joining the company in 2005, Mike has leveraged his international business and accounting experience to help grow the team from just a few employees in Toronto to nearly 100 employees across the globe. Throughout his career at Weston, Mike has been a key contributor to Weston’s strategy and has led the development of our finance and technology processes in multiple currencies and languages. Outside the office, you can find Mike on his motorcycle or spending time with family.

History

  • 1985

    1

    Weston Forest Corp. creates "Specialty Division," supplying millwork to door and window companies

  • 1988

    Opened California office to better access western species

    2

    1988

  • 1992

    3

    Weston begins global search for fiber. Starts sourcing from Mexico

  • 2002

    Shipped first container of white pine door components to the UK

    4

    2002

  • 2002

    5

    Began sourcing millwork from Asia to improve competitiveness of domestic OEMs

  • 2005

    Weston Wood Solutions formed as a separate company, focused on bringing quality, partnership and experience to our customers

    6

    2005

  • 2006

    7

    Installed machining equipment for dado, hinge and strike in Toronto

  • 2008

    Initiatives towards sustainable forestry and Awarded Chain of Custody Certification for FSC, PEFC and SFI

    8

    2008

  • 2009

    9

    Developed sales to Australia

  • 2010

    Introduced Vinyl wrapped doorframes to provide better weather protection and lower maintenance

    10

    2010

  • 2011

    11

    Weston Chile opened, adding a Distribution Center for sales to South America

  • 2012

    Stocking programs of boards and millwork in strategic locations throughout North America to support JIT and LTL delivery

    12

    2012

  • 2013

    13

    Imported Radiata pine from NZ and Chile for manufacturing of Primed Finger joint millwork in China

  • 2014

    Recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies on the Growth 500 list, a distinction that has continued for 6 years

    14

    2014

  • 2015

    15

    Introduced PVC Composite doorframe products

  • 2017

    Named a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, requalifying every year since

    16

    2017

  • 2017

    17

    Opened first SE Asian joint venture manufacturing primed boards

  • 2018

    Added additional millwork manufacturing in South East Asia

    18

    2018

  • 2019

    19

    Purchased MDF moulding manufacturing plant

  • 2019

    Added CNC machining capability in Toronto and South East Asia

    20

    2019

  • 2020

    21

    Received patent for bottom block mullion post

  • 2021

    Expanded LVL millwork manufacturing in South East Asia

    22

    2021

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