Management Team

Jeff Gawlicki, General Manager | Edmonton Branch

Jeff joined Tridon Communications in 2013, bringing years of experience in the industry and an ever-growing wealth of knowledge of wireless communications solutions and their applications. His focus on aiding clients as they overcome communications challenges and staying abreast of developing technology are assets he brings to bear for every client he supports. It is also a mindset he has instilled into the team he coaches and leads.

Greg Tolson, General Manager | Fort McMurray Branch

Greg has led the team in Fort McMurray since 1989, applying his knowledge and dedication to providing communications solutions through changing technology and economic booms and busts in the resources, transportation and construction sectors.

Rick Baksza, General Manager | Athabasca Branch

Rick joined Tridon Communications in 2000 as a Sales Manager and quickly developed deep roots in the Athabasca community.  With an undeniable aptitude for wireless solutions and a creative approach to addressing a range of client challenges, Rick took on managing the Athabasca branch in 2012.  Since that time, he has devoted his considerable energy to shepherding the Athabasca team as they provide communications solutions to the community. Often, he can also be found collaborating with the Edmonton and Fort McMurray branches to develop complex solutions for some of Alberta’s most influential companies.

Warren Zaplachinski, Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Warren has been in the wireless solutions industry since 1991. From the start, he has applied a customer-centric approach to every project he’s taken part in.   He joined Tridon Communications in 2010 as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Warren thoroughly enjoys the challenges and opportunities this role continues to provide. As a leader, he supports the sales and marketing efforts of all three branches of the company, coaching the team he leads to develop and maintain a customer-focused, solution-oriented mindset.

James Monroe, Chief Administrative Officer

James is a top-tier CAO and has taken the lead on managing Tridon’s corporate assets, business processes and human resources along with several other functions of the organization.  He came to Tridon in 2017 and has been a powerful driving force behind the creation and implementation of Tridon’s strategic plan.  James’ focus on developing and implementing effective policies and budgets, paired with the leadership he provides to department managers has manifested in successes that benefit each of Tridon’s clients.

Al Vonkeman, Chief Technical Officer

Since joining Tridon in 2016, Al has headed Tridon’s Engineering and Networks Department.  Utilizing his professional knowledge and experience, he has guided his team through the completion of a number of complex, large-scale projects.  His strong leadership and focus on safety and controls has blended seamlessly into Tridon’s culture of excellence.

Martin Theriault, Vice President of Finance

Martin’s goal has always been to use his knowledge and experience to contribute significantly to the success and growth of a business, and in 2016 he brought that drive to Tridon Communications.

Roger S. Ibbotson, President & CEO

Roger’s commitment to the community, and to providing wireless communications solutions has seen Tridon thrive and expand from a single store in Fort McMurray to 6 locations including Athabasca and Edmonton.

Roger’s Recipe for Success
Live your life, both your personal life and your business life, by a code of Honour and Integrity that far exceeds simply telling the truth. Live your life by “The Knight’s Code” and people will follow you with pride.

Surround yourself with like-minded people who share these ideals equally and with passion, and never allow those who don’t to remain in the company.

And finally, surround yourself with people who know far more than you, empower them to create excellence, and then get out of their way. They will always make you look good.

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