As CEO, 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.
Agostino Nigro President
Agostino is responsible for providing Weston leadership and vision with focus on execution. Agostino is an innovation-focused executive with over 30 years of experience in Retail, Wholesale, Distribution, and Building Supplies. Throughout his career Agostino has taken on big mandates and built relationships and processes that enable growth while fostering value added solutions for customers and supply partners. Outside of work, Agostino is an avid soccer and Formula 1 fan. He is an advocate of children’s charities, and supports the cinematic arts as member of the Board of Directors at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival and as Executive Chairman & Co-founder of CAN CREATURE Productions.
Howard Kumer Executive Vice President, Canada
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 Lee Executive Vice President, Asia and Australia
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 Bravo Executive Vice President, US and Chile
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 Gervasio Vice President, 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.
Michael Bowman Vice President, Finance & IT
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.
Weston Forest Corp. creates "Specialty Division," supplying millwork to door and window companies
Opened California office to better access western species
Weston begins global search for fiber. Starts sourcing from Mexico
Shipped first container of white pine door components to the UK
Began sourcing millwork from Asia to improve competitiveness of domestic OEMs
Weston Wood Solutions formed as a separate company, focused on bringing quality, partnership and experience to our customers
Installed machining equipment for dado, hinge and strike in Toronto
Initiatives towards sustainable forestry and Awarded Chain of Custody Certification for FSC, PEFC and SFI
Developed sales to Australia
Introduced Vinyl wrapped doorframes to provide better weather protection and lower maintenance
Weston Chile opened, adding a Distribution Center for sales to South America
Stocking programs of boards and millwork in strategic locations throughout North America to support JIT and LTL delivery
Imported Radiata pine from NZ and Chile for manufacturing of Primed Finger joint millwork in China
Recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies on the Growth 500 list, a distinction that has continued for 6 years
Introduced PVC Composite doorframe products
Named a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, requalifying every year since
Opened first SE Asian joint venture manufacturing primed boards
Added additional millwork manufacturing in South East Asia
Purchased MDF moulding manufacturing plant
Added CNC machining capability in Toronto and South East Asia
Received patent for bottom block mullion post
Expanded LVL millwork manufacturing in South East Asia
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