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OUR TEAM

DUARTE OLIVEIRA

SALES & CUSTOMER RELATIONS | ext212

Having been a Vineyard Manager for 15 years, Duarte has developed extensive knowledge of all types of vineyard/orchard farm equipment. Duarte specializes in soil management and canopy maintenance implementations and can drive just about anything with 4 wheels (or more!) He can speak English and Portuguese. When not at Lakeview Vineyard Equipment, Duarte is spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

MIKE KEY

SERVICE MANAGER | ext205

Joe recruited an old neighbour – Mike Key, to become our Service Manager in 2018. Mike came to us from Vineland Co-op after a 10 year career. Having worked in and being a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Mike knows just about everyone within our local farming community. Mike plays drums for the Weiss Blau Band and is an avid Ice Dogs fan.

KEN SLINGERLAND

WIND MACHINE SPECIALIST | ext209

Ken came to us from OMAFRA after a 36 year long career, where he worked as the Tender Fruit and Grape Specialist for the province of Ontario. Now a Wind Machine Specialist, Ken has been with us for the last 9 years when we became a certified Orchard-Rite dealer. Outside of Lakeview Vineyard Equipment, Ken owns an 11-acre vineyard equipped with an Orchard-Rite 2600.

ROB GOERZEN & TERRY HAMM

PARTS MANAGER | ext204  INFACO - SHOP PARTS | ext207

Terry has been with Lakeview Vineyard Equipment since 2012 Originally joining our team as a Wind Machine Technician during his apprenticeship and continuing to work on Wind Machines for two and a half years, we quickly began to see his knack for finding the ‘impossible-to-find’ parts and so Terry joined Rob in the parts department. Together, Rob and Terry have 50 years of parts experience.

LISA FOCHTBERGER & LISA FLETCHER

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER | ext201

‘Lisa Squared’ make a great team. It must be in the name! Between the two, they have over 20 years’ experience with Lakeview Vineyard Equipment Inc. Lisa Fletcher has become a mentor for Lisa Fochtberger (or Little Lisa as we call her). Lisa Fletcher, is a graduate of the Business Administration-Accounting Program that Little Lisa is currently attending at Niagara College. Their shared knowledge has allowed them to work seamlessly side by side. Both Lisas are gifted with musical talent, between them, they play the piano, trumpet and saxophone. Little Lisa also speaks fluent Russian and German.

KYLE GARRETT

PARTS ASSISTANT | ext211

Kyle started in the spring of 2022. Kyle comes to us from Fastenal, where he was an outside sales rep. Kyle is the proud father of 4 children. A member of the Welland Lions Club, he is a huge sports fan, loves baseball, football and hockey. When not at work or taxiing his kids around, he enjoys a good round of Golf or game of Darts.

MEAGAN WENHAM

MARKETING | SERVICE | WARRANTY | ext206

Meagan started at Lakeview Vineyard Equipment in 2018. She has been in agriculture for the last 13 years and graduated from the Winery and Viticulture Technician Program at Niagara College in 2015. Meagan manages our marketing platforms, handles warranty applications and assists in the service office. Meagan has been lucky to have travelled to many places in the world, but her favourite place will always be Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.

JOHN MCCARTHY

SHOP MAINTENANCE & DELIVERY DRIVER

John has been with the Lakeview Team since 2019.

TECH TEAM

Rory Ellsworth, Licensed Agriculture Mechanic - Has been with Lakeview for 15 years

Landon Ellsworth, Apprentice - Just joined Lakeview in 2021

Aaron Derksen, Apprentice - Has been with Lakeview for 3 years

Gerhard Hiebert, Custom Welding & Fabrication - Has been with Lakeview for 18 years

Juan Wiebe, Technician Specializing in Harvesters & Sprayers – Has been with Lakeview for 18 Years

Isaac van der Zalm, Apprentice – Has been with Lakeview for 7 Years 

John McCarthy, Shop Maintenance/Driver – Has been with Lakeview for 3 years

Patrick Stuart, Licensed Automotive 310-S Mechanic - Joined Lakeview 2020

Lucas Ward, Wind Machine Technician – Joined Lakeview 2020 

Rick Kish, Licensed Agriculture Mechanic - Has been with Lakeview for 12 years

Nick Petrucci, Licensed Automotive 310-S Mechanic - Just Joined Lakeview in 2022