Canduct Group

Welcome to the Canduct Group, your premier destination for comprehensive solutions in the transformer insulation industry. By bringing together Canduct Industries, Specialty Transformer Components, and Canadian Motivel, we offer unmatched customer service and quality under one roof. With a shared dedication to excellence and innovation, our combined expertise ensures tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of our partners. From cutting-edge insulation products to specialized transformer components, Canduct Group leads the industry, providing top-tier service and support. Experience the convenience and quality of our integrated approach, where transformer and related product manufacturers find everything they need, delivered exactly as they need it.


A legacy of shaping the electrical insulation industry

A visionary leader in the electrical insulation industry. With a career spanning decades, Mark has established himself as a trailblazer known for his strategic insight and unwavering dedication to excellence. As the driving force behind Canduct Industries, Mark's leadership has propelled the company to new heights, setting industry standards with cutting-edge solutions and unparalleled customer service. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to fostering growth, Mark continues to inspire the leadership team towards continued success and innovation in serving the needs of our partners worldwide.

Leadership Team
Jeff Hansen
President & CEO

As the President of the Canduct Group, Jeff is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience in the utility industry. His career has been dedicated to promoting safe operations, enhancing reliability, and fostering strong leadership. Jeff's strategic acumen and steadfast commitment to quality have propelled Canduct Industries to the forefront of the market for electrical insulation solutions. Under his visionary guidance, the company consistently achieves success, surpassing customer expectations and setting new industry standards. Jeff's unwavering dedication to excellence and his passion for driving positive change serve as inspirations to colleagues and partners alike, fuelling continued growth and innovation within the organization.

Darlene Madeira
General Manager - London Power Kit Centre

As the head of operations at the London plant, Darlene brings over 20 years of manufacturing expertise to the table. Known for her commitment to mentoring and empowering high-performing teams, she has played a pivotal role in driving the company's evolution. From expanding customer volumes to enhancing machinery and infrastructure, Darlene's strategic leadership has propelled Canduct Industries forward.

Piotr Blaszczyk
Director of US Operations

With over 25 years of transformer industry expertise and a decade-long tenure at the Canduct Group, Piotr leads operations with a talented team, propelling STC & Canduct Boardman to unprecedented success. A distinguished member of the IEEE Transformer Committee, Piotr actively contributes to industry advancements. His skill set encompasses project management, specializing in greenfield setups and operational relocations across multiple sites. Beyond the boardroom, Piotr cherishes family moments, engages in home improvement endeavours, and embraces outdoor adventures.

Stephen Watson
Operations Manager

A seasoned professional boasting over 25 years of extensive experience spanning both Canada and the USA. His journey began in the realm of retail management, where he honed his skills in sales, team leadership, and delivering exceptional customer service. Transitioning into the manufacturing sector, Stephen specialized in the electrical industry, particularly magnet wires, gaining invaluable insights into production optimization and cost-effective strategies. His passion for efficiency led him to explore automation, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of diverse industries. Currently serving as the Operations Manager at Canadian Motivel, a key player within the Canduct Group, Stephen focuses on driving operational excellence, streamlining processes, and exceeding customer expectations. He believes in fostering genuine partnerships and leverages the collective strengths of sister plants within the organization to propel Canadian Motivel to new heights of success.

Jim Kay
Director Business Development

A versatile leader with over three decades of experience across management, sales, and technical realms. Driven by enthusiasm and self-reliance, Jim has honed his problem-solving skills, adeptly engaging stakeholders at all levels. With a robust technical background in robotics and a flair for entrepreneurship in product development and small business management, Jim has spearheaded numerous niche products and groundbreaking robotic solutions for various industries.  Jim's ingenuity has been recognized globally, notably with the prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award for his groundbreaking work with Volvo Cars in Sweden, where his invention, SEAVA, revolutionized air velocity measurements during production. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Jim's heart lies in serving vulnerable communities.

Luis Gonzalez
Director Asset Management

With nearly two decades of expertise spanning the forging, aerospace, and power distribution industries throughout North America Luis has a wealth of experience he brings to Canduct.   In this pivotal role, he oversees Engineering, Projects and Investments, Quality Systems, Business Planning, and Maintenance, ensuring seamless operations across the organization. Luis's visionary leadership has been instrumental in cultivating high-performing teams and implementing robust systems, facilitating the successful development and manufacturing of intricate products and projects. With a passion for excellence and a track record of innovation, Luis continues to drive forward-looking initiatives that propel Canduct Group to new heights of success.

Gustavo Alegria
Director Finance

With over 30 years of extensive experience spanning agriculture, manufacturing, retail, service, and transportation industries. Proficient in International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Gustavo is a strategic leader renowned for his unwavering integrity and commitment to financial excellence. With a proven track record of optimizing processes, enhancing operations, and bolstering profitability, he is a trusted partner dedicated to driving success. Gustavo's proficiency extends to coordinating ERP system implementations and upgrades, crafting financial strategies that improve profitability and cash flow, all while safeguarding company assets from potential contingencies.

Andy Armeniakos
Director Human Resources

A seasoned Human Resources Professional with a proven track record spanning over three decades across various industries in both Canada and the US., Andy brings a wealth of experience to the table. He is renowned for his collaborative approach, adept at building strong relationships and driving business-focused solutions. Andy's expertise lies in Talent Acquisition and Development, Performance Management, Strategic Workforce Planning, Employee Relations, and Change Management. His accolades include receiving an esteemed HR Peer Award and recognition for achieving the 'Highest Regional Employee Engagement' scores. Outside of work, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters.

Luz Mendez
Manager information Technology

With over 15 years of unparalleled expertise in crafting software solutions tailored for the manufacturing industry. With a robust portfolio comprising 150+ implementation projects, Luz orchestrates seamless transitions across diverse stages, from meticulously gathering functional and technical requirements to ensuring products' traceability and adherence to specifications during implementation. As the driving force behind Canduct's transformation into Industry 4.0 Smart Factories, Luz adeptly navigates information flow across system layers, from field data gathering to data mining, enabling informed business decisions. Additionally, she spearheads the integration of Canduct's sister companies at the system level, cementing her reputation for meticulous attention to detail. Fluent in two languages and fueled by a passion for fitness, Luz Mendez embodies excellence in every endeavor she undertakes.


Work with us at Canduct

Every day brings new challenges and unique situations for our top-notch employees. We push the monotony of the assembly line aside as our team produces high quality innovative products for the energy sector.
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