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October, 2020

The Westbrook Group of Companies is pleased to announce changes to its leadership, ownership and Board of Directors. 

Multi Generational Family Ownership

The Westbrook Group of Companies has been in operation over 60 years, starting as a small family run greenhouse in 1959. We are a proud Family Owned Business, based on a philosophy of best practice family ownership augmented by non-family and family professional leadership and governance.

We are pleased to announce the following ownership structure consisting of first, second, and third generation family members.   Third generation: Will Vermeer, Mike MacLeod, Josh Vermeer, Chris Heuving, Nick Vermeer: Second generation: Ian Vermeer and Dave Vermeer. First Generation (Patriarch): William Vermeer Sr.

Governance: Board of Directors

We strongly believe in the best practice Governance through an active Board of Directors comprised of Non-Family and multi Generation Family members. Directors are Janice Locke, Ian Vermeer, Dave Vermeer, Will Vermeer and Michael Macleod.  

Governance: Officers

Janice Locke is President and CEO of the Westbrook Group of Companies.

Chad Boulay, Ian Vermeer, Calvin Ellens and Dave Vermeer are Divisional Presidents and CEO’s of  Sierra Flower Trading/Savoir Fleur, Westbrook Systems, Westbrook Greenhouses and Stirling Trailers, respectively. 

The Group consists of four main businesses:

  • Manufacturing facility in the Niagara Peninsula focused on the design and build of commercial and production-grade greenhouse structures for the Floricultural, Food and Cannabis industries
  • Over 810,000 sq. ft. of greenhouses, growing high quality potted plants for the North American mass retail market
  • Two distribution facilities in Quebec and Ontario providing high quality cut flowers throughout North America
  • A manufacturing facility producing Stirling Trailers, a leading manufacturer of Galvalume® personal use trailers for the North American mass retail market.

The Westbrook Group of Companies provide potted plants, cut flowers and the design and build of commercial and production greenhouse structures throughout North America

4994 North Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario

Phone: 1.800.263.0230

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