Brokk, Monroe, Washington, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has named John-Paul Duquette as regional sales manager for central Canada. Duquette manages sales for Brokk robotic demolition machines and provides support for new and existing customers throughout Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
“Throughout North America, construction and demolition contractors are realizing the potential of Brokk machines in a variety of industries and applications,” says Peter Bigwood, Brokk vice president of sales and marketing. “To ensure these customers have the support and service they need, Brokk has been working to grow our knowledgeable and experienced staff by adding individuals like John-Paul. His technical background, in addition to his sales experience, make him a valuable asset to our Canadian team.”
Duquette joins Brokk with 20 years of experience in equipment service, sales and management. He received certification as an automotive and heavy truck technician from Ontario-based Conestoga College before joining Pointe-Claire, Canada-based Hewitt Material Handling, a comprehensive lift truck dealership. During his decade at Hewitt, he returned to Conestoga College to complete the Ontario Management Development Program.
Most recently, he spent nine years at Liftow Ltd., another full-service lift truck dealership operating across southern Ontario. At Liftow, he worked as a customer service manager and transitioned into manager of the business development sales team.
“Connecting customers with the right equipment has always been important to me,” Duquette says. “Especially when that means building relationships and developing new markets. Brokk machines offer an innovative solution for increased efficiency and jobsite safety. I’m excited to join the Brokk team and connect Canadian contractors to the machines that will open up new markets and opportunities for their businesses.”