Marid's executive team is composed of four people who have dedicated their careers to the metal fabrication industry. John, Tina, Greg and Tim are a hardworking and friendly bunch. Take some time to learn about their experience & qualifications.

John Parke, P. Eng, CEO

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Born in Toronto the son a civil engineer, John grew up around the construction industry. Teenage years were spent on a hydro site in Northern Ontario and a dredging project in Argentina. University life started at Acadia University and finished at the Technical University of Nova Scotia where a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering was obtained in 1980.

John started his career as an engineer with Acres International in Niagara Falls which included a stay in Newfoundland on another hydro construction project. The early 1980’s was a challenging time for all and John found himself back in Nova Scotia where he has stayed to this day. With a solid background in structural engineering and steel construction he joined Marid Industries in in 1994 as a project manager.

In 2008, John along with three other Marid employees bought Marid Industries Limited. John as principal shareholder became the Chief Executive Officer where he assumes the responsibility for all strategic direction and operational functions at Marid. John continues to work as an engineer, project manager and estimator. Known as a problem solver and go to engineer in the steel construction business John continues to learn and assist customers with their construction needs.

He is a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. John is also on the Regional Advisory Board of the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust(IMPACT).

Tina Lane, CMA, President & COO

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Tina is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (double major in Finance and Human Resource Management). Tina joined the Marid team in 1993. Her knowledge of the industry and the company has allowed her to evolve her role from entry level to becoming the President / COO of the company.

As the industry started to flourish, so too did Tina’s responsibilities as the Chief Accountant. In an effort to better understand the financial end of the company, in 2000, Tina completed the Certified Management Accountant program and received her designation (CMA). This designation also had a hand in leading the way for Tina to have an opportunity as Comptroller of the company in 2002.

As one of the senior managers, Tina was asked to be part of and facilitate the succession plan in 2007, thus leading the way to the position of President / COO. This has given her an opportunity to attain skills to lead, mentor and run the operations of the organization. Tina has sat on many boards such as YPO (Young President’s Org.), is a director for the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association, she is a trustee for the Ironworkers Local 752 and is a director for Steel Plus (a steel purchasing group). This involvement has helped her to be a familiar face in the construction industry.

Being a part of Marid Industries Limited for twenty plus years, she continues to represent the founding philosophy of integrity, respect and trust.

Greg Schofield, CAT, VP Sales & Marketing

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Gregory Schofield was raised along side the construction industry, as his father ran a General Contracting Business from their home. It was not a surprise Greg would pursue a career in construction.

Mr. Schofield started his career in construction after completing his diploma in “Construction Administration Technology” from Nova Scotia Community College in 1994. Greg got his feet wet as a Civil technologist with the Town of Bedford and then moved into General Construction as a construction Estimator for a couple of years before finding his fit at Marid in November of 1998.

Mr. Schofield has occupied many roles in the company since 1998. Greg's initial position began as Estimator. After 3-1/2 years promoted to Chief Estimator in 2002. In 2005 Greg Schofield became the company's Sales Manager.

In 2007 Mr. Schofield was asked to be a part of the succession plans of the company as Marid transitioned to new ownership. Greg became a part Owner and a Director of Marid Industries. Greg is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company.

It is his hope and priority to see Marid Industries Limited continue to strengthen its relationships with current clients and to build new relationships with business partners who share the same integrity and respect in the Industry.

Tim Houtsma, P.Eng, VP Projects & Engineering

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Tim joined Marid in 2002 and now manages the Engineering Department, the Project Managers and is part of the ownership team.

On a daily basis, Tim works closely with Marid’s Engineering, Fabrication and Construction departments, providing him with an excellent knowledge of the steel industry.  He specializes in working with external and internal customers to find safe, efficient solutions to their building and structural challenges.

His consulting experience combined with the capabilities of Marid’s design build team and field construction personnel has resulted in several outstanding projects.  Mr. Houtsma has designed Halifax’s newest facility in Ragged Lake, consisting of a 100,000ft2 garage and 65,000 ft2 maintenance building. As well, he designed IMP’s 110,000 ft2 Hangar 9 at Stanfield International Airport, which features two 300’ clear span hangar doorways supporting 10T bridge cranes.  The access platforms for the Miramichi and Sheet Harbour bridge rehabilitation projects as well as jacking supports for 500T jacks for work on the Jemseg bridge bearings are also designed by Mr. Houtsma.

Prior to joining Marid Industries, Mr. Houtsma worked for five years in the Structural Engineering department of multi discipline consulting engineering firms in Vancouver, B.C.  He graduated in 1997 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science.

Tim is a member of the Board of Directors of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia and is actively involved with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.