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Meet our Team

Surround Technologies has a large team to serve our clients needs. We’d love to connect and discuss your next project or product, especially how we can aid your company be more efficient and profitable through our manufacturing process. If you have a general question, please contact us via our Contact Page


Brad Miller
Brad Miller
President
Brad Miller

Brad Miller

President


Brad graduated from BCIT with an honours diploma in Mechanical Technology in 1986. At the age of 25, he purchased his first manufacturing business, Van Ingen (now Advanced Bending Technologies). He later went on to purchase IMW Industries, which he built into a globally successful exporter with subsidiaries in five countries around the world, with over $100 million in revenue and 700 employees. After selling IMW in 2009, Brad continued to invest in the manufacturing space in Canada and the US and currently owns seven companies specialized in marine and industrial manufacturing with a focus on clean tech manufacturing. Additionally, Brad is a significant investor in several tech start-ups in the food processing and medical device sectors.

Brad is also active as a volunteer director on the boards of two foundations, three not for profits and one NGO with a focus on education and health in Canada and Uganda.

 

Jerry Solobay
Jerry Solobay
Director, Strategic Planning
Jerry Solobay

Jerry Solobay

Director, Strategic Planning


Jerry has over 30 years of experience across a broad range of international automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing. He started his career in Toronto as an aerospace CAD/CAM programmer and then as a computer systems manager. After moving to Vancouver, he became the estimating manager for a global supplier to the major commercial aircraft manufacturers and the NASA manned space flight program. During this time he was instrumental in the company rising to the top of this highly competitive industry.

Subsequently, he used his MBA in International Finance as the VP of South and Central America at a major global compressed natural gas company. There he grew the sales and service operations from 5 employees in 2 cities to 120 employees in 29 cities over a 3 year period. When the company was purchased Jerry was promoted to Global Sales Manager directing the world-wide sales team.

Currently as the Director of Strategic Planning at AGI Jerry has been managing and growing the business with a major international hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer. He is also responsible for developing new business opportunities and promoting synergies and manufacturing efficiencies between the diverse group of AGI companies.

Darren Toop
Darren Toop
Plant Manager
Darren Toop

Darren Toop

Plant Manager


Darren began his career as a tradesman. Over the years he worked hard and moved his way up through the ranks to a management position of a small manufacturing company. He left the company to become an entrepreneur and formed a manufacturing company of his own which he owned and operated. Darren eventually sold his business and returned to the production management team of a larger manufacturing facility. This eventually led him to advanced Flow Systems where he started working as the plant manager in charge of operations at the Maple Ridge location for both Advanced Flow Systems and Surround Technologies.

Scott Porter
Scott Porter
Product & Account Manager
Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Product & Account Manager


Scott has been in the Industrial Enclosure industry for 20 years. He spent 5 years in the shop as a welder / fabricator. He then went on to spend 5 years in estimating of Genertor Enclosures, Modular Power Plants, Electrical Equipment Enclosures, Control Rooms and Operator Cabins. From there, he has spent the last 10 years in Sales and Project Management. He is currently our Product Manager and has his hands in all aspects of these products. He is very customer driven, has an excellent attention to detail and is safety and quality minded.

 

Renay Nunninkhoven
Renay Nunninkhoven
Finance Manager
Renay Nunninkhoven

Renay Nunninkhoven

Finance Manager


Renay Nunnikhoven is a Senior Finance Executive who is experienced in working capital management, debt financing/negotiation, financial planning & analysis, ERP design & implementation, human resources, operational & financial restructuring as well as mergers and acquisition integration. She is a proven strategic thinker who excels in a dynamic environments that demands sound accounting judgement while achieving aggressive corporate goals. While at Magnum Trailer and Equipment Inc., as a VP of Finance, Renay was instrumental in streamlining internal operational processes while enabling growth of the group through focused financing, investments and cost control processes. Renay joined AdvanTec Industrial in September 2015 and is driving the alignment of all three companies within the Industrial division (AFS, ABT & STI) to ensure that they continue to operate within industry held standards and practices.


Relationships Matter
 

We’ve manufactured and serviced for many Fortune 500 companies over the years. At Surround Technologies, it’s all about relationships.

  • Enclosures

    We take the time to design your enclosure to ensure the highest quality.

    The team at Surround Technologies utilizes its combine years of experience to design your enclosure to meet with your specifications and to ensure it will perform for many years to come.  

     
  • Packaging and Shipping

    We package and ship your project to your location for installation.

    To ensure that your product is not be damaged during shipping, Surround Technologies will remove all exterior components, package and clearly mark them separately, for easy installation.

     
  • Control Rooms

    Innovative Solutions, Superior Project Management & Quality Assurance

    Industry leader, Surround Technologies offers cutting-edge features to increase your equipment’s efficiency, performance and life. 

     
The Surround Technologies Process
 

Transforming Manufacturing Into a Shared Creative Experience

Consult

CONSULT. The AdvanTec Industrial experience starts with “Consult”, It’s important we get to know you first. We are committed to delivering solutions to meet customer requirements using our process of customer consultation, creative and collaborative thinking, innovative design solutions, and world class manufacturing systems. You will find an experienced, dedicated cross functional team anxious to spend time understanding your needs.

Our Process : Consult

Create

CREATE. Clients need manufacturing partners who think creatively – partners who can meet needs in new, innovative and cost effective ways. AdvanTec Industrial takes great pride in bringing innovation into each step of its manufacturing process. Each project is led by a strong project management team comprised of experts in different areas.

Our Process : Create

Design

DESIGN. Different by design; AdvanTec Industrial doesn’t approach projects like most others. Experience innovation in design. Continually learning how things can be done better; more cost effectively, and faster through collaboration with all our partners (customers, external expertise and internal expertise).

Our Process : Design

Manufacture

MANUFACTURE. Where it starts taking shape; We have pride in every step of the process. That’s our standard. Manufacturing is where it all comes together; watching solutions for our customers come to life on our manufacturing center floors

Our Process : Manufacture

Deliver

DELIVER. AdvanTec Industrial doesn’t focus on delivering just a product. The deliverable for us is the promise. We’re committed to every facet of the promise we make each day to our employees, our clients, to the marketplace, and to the industry. Our promise is to provide a shared creative experience with all our stakeholders

Our Process : Deliver

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