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Magnetsigns... team
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Lloyd Sehn
VP Franchising
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Lloyd Sehn
VP Franchising

“Obstacles are those frightful things that you see when you take your eyes off your goals” – Henry Ford

Bio

Lloyd has been with Magnetsigns since 2000 when he purchased a franchise in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After a very successful experience, Lloyd joined our Home Office team in 2002. As VP Franchising, Lloyd’s role is to help grow and develop the Magnetsigns brand in Canada and the United States. Over the years, Lloyd has helped introduce many of our current franchisees to the Magnetsign business oppportunity. Lloyd is passionate about the Magnetsigns brand and knows from experience that our product gets results for our clients. Lloyd is an avid sports fan and athlete. He plays and coaches hockey, has more than 20 full marathon finishes to his credit and three Ironman finishes. He has also served on the board of the Spectra Credit Union.

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Stuart Erskine
President
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Stuart Erskine
President

“How you do anything is how you do everything”
– Derek Sivers

Bio

Stuart Erskine is the President of Magnetsigns Advertising. Stuart has been with the company since September of 1997 when he purchased one of the first Magnetsigns franchises in Alberta. Stuart oversees the Magnetsigns growth and development, provides leadership and vision and heads our management team. Stuart is also an adventurer with a passion for long distance running and high altitude climbing. Among his accomplishments are the summiting of Mount Everest, completion of the Seven Summits challenge and participation in many of the world’s great endurance races including the Marathon des Sables, a six-day 250 km run across the Sahara Desert.

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Kate Holliday
Creative Director
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Kate Holliday
Creative Director

“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” – Ralph Speth

Bio

Kate Holliday is Magnetsigns Creative Director. Kate oversees our Creative & Print Department and loves the creative part of her job, designing sign layouts, advertisements, brochures and other items for our Magnetsigns franchisees and corporate accounts clients. Kate has a creative mind and is always looking for ways to improve systems, processes and products. Kate’s favourite part of her role is the time she spends with franchisees and members of our home office team.

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Darren Wagner
VP Operations
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Darren Wagner
VP Operations

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton

Bio

Darren Wagner is the Vice President of Operations for Declare Brands. Darren is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is responsible for managing all aspects of Operations provided for Magnetsigns franchises including support and strategic planning. Darren is married with 2 kids, who are busy in Soccer and Hockey, and is an active coach. Darren is also an Oakland Raiders and Edmonton Oilers fan and enjoys his time out at the lake when he is not working.

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Ron Spangler
General Manager, Supply and Services
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Ron Spangler
General Manager, Supply and Services

“Be who you are. And say what you feel. Because those who mind, don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.” – Dr Seuss

Bio

Ron Spangler is Magnetsigns General Manager, Supply and Services. Ron, who has been with Magnetsigns since March of 2009, plays a big role in the success of the company. Ron manages Magnetsigns Supply and oversees our full service print shop. He also looks after Magnetsigns IT issues and has a key role in franchise support, training and special events. Ron has built strong relationships throughout the Magnetsigns network and enjoys working with franchisees to help them find success. Ron’s favourite past times include reading, playing World of Tanks and World of Warships and looking after a brood of 120 chickens.

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Brett Browne
Director Shared Services
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Brett Browne
Director Shared Services

“Believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place” – Brad Henry

Bio

Brett Browne is the Director of Shared Services for Declare Brands. A team member since 2010, Brett is responsible for managing many of the services provided for Magnetsigns franchises including training and development, marketing, communications and web services. Brett also works with our Corporate Accounts team assisting large national and regional advertisers to place effective curbside advertising regionally and nationally using our nation-wide network of Magnetsigns franchises. Brett is a husband and father of two who enjoys time spent with friends, coaching and participating in sports, cheering for the Montreal Canadiens and shooting pool.

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Ron O'Keefe
Regional Operations Manager East
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Ron O'Keefe
Regional Operations Manager East

“You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

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Ron O’keefe is Magnetsigns Regional Operations Manager for Eastern Canada. Ron has an extensive background in sales and marketing and is passionate about mentoring, training and sharing experiences with Magnetsigns’ network of sign advertising professionals. Ron also works extensively with clients who participate in our Corporate Accounts program, providing best-in class customer service for national and regional sign placements. Away from the office, Ron enjoys touring across Ontario on his motorcycle and spending time with his two amazing daughters. He is also an Ottawa Senators fan and a self-confessed news junkie.

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Carla Thompson
Coordinator, Magnetsigns Corporate Accounts Program
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Carla Thompson
Coordinator, Magnetsigns Corporate Accounts Program

“Be humble and kind.”

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Carla Thompson is Magnetsigns Corporate Accounts Program Coordinator. As the point of contact between our Corporate Accounts Clients and our network of Magnetsigns franchisees, Carla is a detail oriented professional with a passion for providing best in class customer service. Carla who has been with Magnetsigns since 2014, enjoys the diversity of her role, managing successful sign advertising campaigns across Canada on behalf of our corporate accounts clients. Outside of Magnetsigns, Carla enjoys time spent with friends and creating tasty culinary delights.

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Kyle Montgomery
Design Strategist
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Kyle Montgomery
Design Strategist

“Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind,” Casey Neistat

Bio

Kyle Montgomery is a very talented designer in our Magnetsigns creative Department. Kyle’s creativity extends across a number of important roles including creative consulting, layout design and printing and production support. Kyle is a self-described techy, whose favourite part of his role is working creatively with our franchises and interacting with our Home Office team.

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Wendy Rood
Production Manager
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Wendy Rood
Production Manager

The best preparaton for good work tomorrow is to do good work today” – Elbert Hubbard

Bio

Wendy Rood is the hard-working head of Magnetsigns full service print shop. Her main role is producing printed signs, graphics and other items for our North American Network of franchises and our Corporate Accounts clients. Wendy, who joined the team in 2010, also works in Magnetsigns Supply, assists our accounting department and contributes in countless other ways. Wendy is busy away from the office as well working on the family farm, enjoying art and design, and woodworking. She is also an avid curling fan and loves spending time with her St. Bernard and her beautiful yard and garden.