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  • December 08, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Date:         December 8, 2020

Time:        12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location:   Zoom

Factories have to keep running ... despite the current circumstances. We’ve invested huge resources in developing safe work environments where we can still support our families and enjoy our work relationships – all while adhering to the strict hygiene and physical distancing rules. Mask up, sanitise your hands and long live the air kiss! 

Join us for a conversation on our successes and challenges in dealing with COVID-19 in our factories.

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Jillene Lakevold, BCom, MBA, Vice President of Manufacturing, All Weather Windows


Jillene started her career at All Weather Windows in 2006 as a Manufacturing Analyst, working directly with employees on the manufacturing floor and implementing process improvements. A couple years later, she moved to the role of National Service Manager where she enhanced service delivery to customers in the residential channel. She became General Manager (AB) in 2011 and further developed and expanded All Weather Window’s commercial channel.  Jillene’s knowledge and expertise quickly led to a role where she was responsible for identifying and validating high potential business opportunities as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Relations and, shortly after that, to her role as Director of Sales/Architectural Channel Lead. In this position, she oversaw sales and operations within the commercial, institutional and multi-family residential spaces. Jillene has extensive experience within each channel of All Weather Windows, combining her strategic skills, development knowledge and ability to build relationships along the way. Today, Jillene is the VP of Manufacturing and has full accountability for end to end Manufacturing equipment, systems and processes. 

Jillene is keenly interested in developing both business and relationships in her industry and her community and has done so in a variety of volunteer roles.  She has participated on several boards, including the Canadian Manufacturer’s and Exporter’s Association and the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance.  She has since gone on to sit as a Director on the Alberta Construction Association and as Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Construction Association Board.  As an active Rotarian in the City of Edmonton, Jillene is equally passionate about her local and international community. As Past President of the Edmonton Glenora Rotary Club, she currently sits as Membership chair and has chaired both the International and the Youth Services committees.

Jillene holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Queen’s

Lisa Bergeron, Government Relations Manager, JELD-WEN of Canada

Lisa Bergeron is Director of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs for JELD-WEN of Canada, a global leader in window and door manufacturing, representing the company on provincial, national and international trade associations. Her position also involves engaging with the different levels of government on industry related issues such as building and energy codes. 

Mrs. Bergeron has been with the company since 1996, occupying sales management positions as well as marketing manager. Since 2010, her efforts have been focused on leading the fenestration industry in challenging economic times. She is a past President of Fenestration Canada and current President pf as the AVFQ, the Quebec Window and Door Manufacturers Association and is a board member of Fenestration Manitoba. Mrs. Bergeron also sits on the Net Zero Council at the Canadian Home Builder’s Association, sits on their Technical Research Committee as well as on the Manufactured Homes Council of CHBA.

Mrs. Bergeron is also an FGIA representative and voting member on the JDMG and is Co-Chair of the FGIA’s NAFS Committee. Mrs. Bergeron also sits on NRCan’s Energy Efficient Fenestration Steering Committee which sets criteria for the ENERGY STAR program in Canada and is a voting member of the CSA A440 standard technical committee. Mrs. Bergeron is also an Ambassador for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

Chris Howell, Operations Manager, Alliance Door Products

Chris Howell is an experience Director with over 25 years experiene in the Door Industry including 13 years as Director of Operations for Polar Ray O Max and 8 years as Director of Operations for Alliance Door Products. At Alliance Door Products, Chris is responsible for all day-to-day operations including safety initiatives, equipment training and supply chain management.

Eldar Sehic, Economist, Conference Board of Canada

Eldar Sehic recently joined the Conference Board as Principal Economist of Economic Forecasting. He has been involved with the provincial, national, long-term, metro, and tourism forecasts, as well as with the analyses of economic releases. Prior to joining the team, Eldar was the Director of Economic Forecasting and Analysis at the B.C. Ministry of Finance and an Economist of Policy and Planning at the Western Economic Diversification Canada. Eldar has been teaching Economics in B.C. and Alberta since 2005, and he currently teaches at the University of Victoria. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Alberta and an M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia

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