OUR TEAM

W.D. Colledge Co. Ltd. was founded in 1953 by its namesake, William Colledge, and has since become a national representative for leading manufacturers in the food service industry. We now have offices across the country-in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax-in addition to our headquarters in Toronto, where our test kitchen, showroom, and warehouse are located.
With their extensive knowledge base and expertise in commercial food service, our employees have gained the confidence of dealers, consultants, restaurant chain operators, and institutional end-users in the health care, long-term care, correctional, and military sectors. Our products include everything from commercial kitchen appliances to small kitchen tools, tableware, and even chef apparel-everything you need to outfit your commercial kitchen and the people in it.
Committed to excellence and efficiency, W.D. Colledge Co. Ltd. is a proud member of the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) and maintains their MTC-401 for company technology. Our top management has completed the Certified Professional Manufacturer’s Representative (CPMR) training, and many of our sales representatives are Smart Serve certified.
The manufacturers represented by W.D. Colledge all build premier food service supplies and equipment.  They are the brands you know you can trust, and W.D. Colledge is their trusted representative. Our experienced sales team stretches from coast to coast, so other businesses with locations nationwide can deal with a single company and always get personal service.

OUTSIDE SALES

Cam Andress – Alberta

 I was born and raised in Brockville and Rockport, Ontario. Once while snowboarding in B.C., I broke my leg 15,000 feet up a mountain and rode out. That’s right. No heli extraction for this guy.
My favorite meals are usually when I travel – Café Ponte and Ceviche in the St. Pete, Florida area and The Mission and Giuseppe’s in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sometimes I refer to my wife as my “current wife” to help keep her honest. And if I were to do anything outside of foodservice, it would probably be something in the automotive industry. I love cars.
(877) 677-4428 | CELL: (780) 886-8928

Frank Chiarantano – Ontario

Most people don’t know that I was a skydiver. I gave it up, and my wife is a lot happier. Now I spend my time driving around the track in my cart, time permitting. I also collect pop rock records from the 70s and 80s. The artists of that era played an integral part in my early years growing up.
My favorite food? Osso bucco. The best osso bucco I’ve ever had in my life was at Biagio Ristorante. It was closest to tasting like my mother prepared, and she is an amazing cook.
Speaking of cooking, if I wasn’t working in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, I would have been a professional hockey or lacrosse referee.
(877) 677-4428  Ext 207 | CELL: (416) 573-1454

Michael Collier – Atlantic

Favourite Things:  Travelling , playing ball hockey , cruise ships , and supporting the local indie wrestling scene.
Current Bucket List: Trips that include: Greece; a trip to Germany/France/Austria to see Christmas craft markets, and a visit to the Smoky Mountains in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
I also love dogs, especially Pugs!
(877) 677-4428 | CELL: (902) 456-5175

Jim Harlow – Ontario

 I love food. I’ve been to Italy to take cooking lessons, and I spent some time harvesting olives. In fact, if I was not selling foodservice equipment, I’d probably be buying it as I ran my restaurant.
Speaking of restaurants, my favorite restaurant is The Lord Nelson, where I’d order a great steak with a Caesar salad prepared tableside.
In my spare time, I love to go salmon fishing off the coast of B.C.
(877) 677-4428  Ext 208 | CELL: (416) 346-3104

Kevin Kerr – Ontario

The foodservice industry and the people in it have given me an opportunity for a life I could not have imagined when I was a young adult working as a laborer for a welding company. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people that presented me opportunities, customers that trusted me, and a family that supported me. If I have any accomplishments, it is having the ability to make the most of my good fortune and not let people down that have meant so much to me in my life. 

Something that you might not know about me is that I love to run. If my knees and hips only shared the same enthusiasm it is something I’d do every day. If my body is the mood, a long run is one of my favorite personal activities.

My guiding principle is best represented in a poem: “The Man in the Glass” by Dale Wimbrow.

(613) 561-6639

Gino Licursi – Quebec

I am also a singer, song writer. I play the guitar, bass guitar, and the drums, and I love the aviation world. I also love homemade lasagna.
How much do I like aviation? If I wasn’t selling foodservice equipment and supplies in Quebec, I would probably be a commercial aviation pilot.
(514) 365-3753 | CELL: (514) 894-3828

Mike Licursi – Quebec

 You might not know it, but I came close to entering politics with Jean Drapeau’s party when I was in my early thirties. I eventually refused because I saw too many dirty tricks, which I wasn’t used to, and I didn’t like it.
You also might not know I was good friends with the late Maurice “Rocket” Richard. I had a men’s wear shop that made made-to-measure suits for many hockey and football players, including the Rocket, who became a good friend. He was a very shy person and didn’t like the spotlight. No one was better “from the blue line in.” Strength and determination were his big assets. I always dreamt of becoming a GM in the NHL.
Speaking of strengths, my wife makes the best home-made gnocchi.
(514) 365-3753 | CELL: (514) 592-2499

Tim Moffatt – British Columbia

A couple of things you might not know about me are I played the violin as a child, and I coached minor hockey for seven years.
My favourite meal is actually a combination of meals. I really enjoy eating steak and sushi together. If I wasn’t selling foodservice equipment and supplies with W.D. Colledge, I would like still be in the industry owning my own diner.

Claudio Ottoni – Quebec

I was born and raised in Montreal, and I love what Montreal culture has to offer.  Aside from our famous Poutine, which I know is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Montreal cuisine, we are also known for our smoked meat, pizza and Montreal bagels that I love to share with guests when they visit our great city.

I graduated from ITHQ culinary school in ’89 with a degree in professional cooking and was destined to be a chef in some famous hotel until I came upon Neville Jeens.  The rest is history!

I am very passionate about what I do and love supporting the people in the foodservice industry to the best of my abilities.

My favourite hobby is playing piano.  On a personal level, my goal in the next 5 years is to give back my musical abilities to help different fund raising organisations.

I am a proud grandfather of 6 beautiful grandchildren with another on the way and have been married to my better half Joanne for over 35 years now.

If I were not in foodservice, Joanne and I would probably own a resort somewhere in the islands and I would spend most of my breaks on stage playing the music that I love.

(877) 677-4428 | CELL: (514) 953-0984

Matt Roth – Ontario

I get stopped once a week with people telling me I look like the actor Ed Norton (with less hair). I actually signed a photo for someone’s bar, and it’s still hanging there.
Harmony Lunch is my favorite restaurant. It’s a great little burger joint in uptown Waterloo, Ontario, where they serve pork burger sliders topped with mile high fried onions. The pork burger recipe has been in the family for three generations. It’s the absolute best!
I was almost a tool and die maker by trade, just like my dad. I was taking an apprenticeship and working for a hydraulic repair company for a year, while working part time at a restaurant. The restaurant needed someone full time, so I thought I would do it for a while. I ended up staying there for 17 years. Funny how life works sometimes.
I’ve been working in foodservice for 27+ years strong, but if I wasn’t, I’d be running a fishing charter in the Caribbean. I love being around people, warm weather, and fishing.
 
(877) 677-4428 | CELL: (519) 998-7880

Steve Tyler – Ontario

I am not the guy from Aerosmith. I like long walks on the beach… NOT. But a walk on the golf course is nice. Boating is a pleasure I would like to do more of. I am known to be associated with beer, but not many believe I also like wine, bourbon, and tequila. My wife and I like exploring the world, but so far it’s been mostly just North America. I’m anally detailed, but everyone knows that. Craps is my vice of choice.
My favorite restaurant is the Keg Steakhouse. It’s consistently good. That being said, my favourite food is not steak, but seafood (raw, steamed, fried, broiled… it doesn’t matter). If I wasn’t in foodservice equipment, I would probably fallback to my past life of designing foodservice facilities. If I wasn’t in foodservice at all, I would probably be fixing or building houses or boats. If I won the lottery, I would probably go learn to be a brewmaster just for fun.
(877) 677-4428  Ext 215 | CELL: (519) 212-6504

Scott Westman – Manitoba and Saskatchewan

I’m a person who is passionate about politics, and I’m a treasure trove of useless facts. My favourite website is Wikipedia.
My favourite meal? How about any form of potato. Any type. I love chips, fries, baked potato, smashed. You name it. And if I wasn’t in foodservice equipment and supplies, I’d probably be a pilot.
(877) 677-4428 | CELL: (204) 333-5304

MANAGEMENT AND INSIDE TEAM

Chris Jeens – Ontario

Rock and roll plays a big part of my life outside WDC. It’s no accident. Holding steady and staying positive.  

Like many people in 2020, I have been finding happiness in the kitchen. I am spoiled by my ability to learn and be inspired by watching Dave, Dan, Gabriel, and Mikael do what they do as culinary experts at WDC.  I try, in turn, to spoil my wife, two sons, and any guests that visit us by truly making an effort to prepare unique meals at home. 

One of my most memorable meal experiences ever was at Mallard Cottage in St. John’s, Newfoundland, shared with 30 close friends. If you were there, you agree… about both the meal and the friendship. I love how food can create strong bonds between people.

Down the road…Travel would be nice to try again. Non-stop. Starting in Europe. Barcelona? Then on to the next place. Or, if the food is as good as they say it is there, maybe we just stay put for a while.

(877) 677-4428  Ext 203 | CELL: (416) 346-2602

Neville Jeens – Ontario

I can’t imagine that anyone would find this interesting, but I have an immense interest in the history of the First World War and the European Theatre of World War Two. I also love aviation although I’m not a pilot. In fact, if the last 54 years hadn’t involved selling foodservice equipment, I would have been in the RCAF flying CF-104’s before joining an airline to fly passenger aircraft. I used to see the Avro Arrow on its test flights and have a photo of its maiden flight in 1958, flying almost right over the spot where our office and warehouse are now east of the airport.

At some point in the next few years, and if travel restrictions lift, I would love to visit New Zealand with my wife, Gretchen,. When we travel, we like to eat, and the most enjoyable meals are the simple ones. The Sea Horse in Pass-a-Grille, Florida – open for breakfast and lunch only – serves a fabulous corned beef hash. It’s probably not healthy, but it’s good.

I also lived beside John Candy for several years in the mid-50’s, and I still have this picture of John, his brother Jim, and me in our snowsuits and hats with the built in earmuffs. That’s me in the middle, John on the right and Jim on the left in January of 1954. I still hate winter. Some things don’t change.

(877) 677-4428  Ext 204 | CELL: (416) 420-0002
Duane- W.D. Colledge

Duane MacNeill – Inside Sales Coordinator – Middleby Brands

My interest in all things culinary began in my mid-thirties. I purchased a Chef Revival denim chef coat while attending a series of cooking classes. A few years later I sold my company and decided to pursue a career as a chef, enrolled in the Culinary Management program at Humber College and apprenticed in a bistro.

It was during that time that I was presented with the opportunity to purchase the Canadian distribution rights for Chef Revival.

W.D. Colledge were my reps. Together we built San Jamar/Chef Revival into two dominating brands from coast to coast. Now I have the privilege of working as a member of the team.

As a sideline, I purchased, renovated and flipped houses (14 in total). Now I enjoy cooking, hiking, cycling and playing guitar.

(905) 677-4428 X200

Steve MacKell (MAC Sales) – Southern Alberta Middleby Brand Sales

Based out of Calgary and selling foodservice equipment since 1990.

Graduate of SAIT Hotel Restaurant Management program. Worked in several hotels in various positions. Joined a national foodservice supply company for 10 years before starting my company MAC Sales & Marketing. 

My favorite meal is Alberta Beef & BBQ, my favorite restaurant in Calgary is Trolley Five Brewing. I enjoy fly fishing, sailing, cooking BBQ, and golf. 

If I wasn’t selling foodservice equipment, I would be fly fishing the world-class Bow River in Calgary or teaching sailing.

Amanda Erwin – Ontario

Something Interesting: I’ve played competitive baseball my whole life, and I’m learning to speak Arabic.
Favorite Restaurant/Meal: My Mom’s Lasagna
My Dream Job Aside from WDC: Correctional Officer or Firefighter
(877) 677-4428, Ext 213

Mark Fischer – Ontario

(877) 677-4428, Ext 220

Nancy Flagel – Ontario

Favourite Meal:  Anything our Corporate Chef’s Dave and Dan surprise us with. 
Favourite Restaurant: Winfield’s small family run restaurant where I am considered one of the younger patron’s
Dream Place To Live: Digby, Nova Scotia
Dream Job (nobody dreamed about working at WDC!):  Own my own Florist shop
Hobbies:  Barbershop singing
Musical Tastes: It depends on my mood.  All music is great and has a way of taking you to someplace pleasant.
(877) 677-4428, Ext 201

Bob Morrison – Ontario

(877) 677-4428, Ext 202

John Klingle (MAC Sales) – Northern Alberta Middebly Brand Sales

I am a born and raised Edmontonian, who started my foodservice career at Russell Food Equipment when I was 19 years old.  I feel very fortunate to have met and worked with so many great people in our industry over the years.

My passions are travel, history, food, and sports.  Thankfully my wife of 36 years shares most of these same interests (and tolerates the ones she does not!). 

Comfort foods are my favourite.  My most memorable meals have been at Octoberfest in Germany and Ernie Ells winery in South Africa.

My dream job would be to live and work for 6 months of the year in Hawaii.

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(780) 907-4194