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Mr. Syvret joined Gardien Services Canada as Financial Controller in 2001 and assumed the role of Finance Director North America in 2007. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Syvret has held senior finance and accounting roles, including with Canadian Pacific Ltd and Sprint Inc.



Mr. Niraj Patel joined the company on a part time basis in 1993 while attending college full time. He worked in various positions until he graduated from the Centennial College Computer Systems Technology program, whereupon he was hired full time. He progressed through several testing and CAM department positions and was appointed North American CAM Manager in 1998. After 18 years with the company, Mr. Patel was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, Gardien Services Canada Inc. in 2011. In January, 2015 Mr. Patel became Vice President NA of the newly combined organizational unit North America which includes the Canada and USA.



Mr. Todd Kolmodin, a native to the Pacific Northwest was born in Seattle Washington. At a young age he moved to the Portland Oregon area. In March of 1986 he graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Todd began his tenure in the Electrical Test field that same year.  Todd spent eight years working in an independent testing facility in Wilsonville Oregon where he built skills in all aspects of Electrical Test and Quality Assurance. 

Todd then spent a short term with Yamamoto Corporation on their Engineering staff covering PCB drill, finishing and Electrical Test before joining Probe Test Fixtures in 1995. His charge was CAM and Fixuring Manager.  Todd joined the Gardien Group in September 1998 continuing the same roll and taking on the responsibilities of Quality Manager for Oregon operations. In 2008 Mr. Kolmodin was promoted to Vice President Quality USA. In this position Mr. Kolmodin oversees and maintains the Gardien ITAR registration, ISO Multi-Site registration and multiple site Lab Suitability with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Now also maintaining the Gardien QMS system Todd now serves as Vice President Quality North America.

Mr. Kolmodin is also a published columnist and Technical Presenter with multiple appearances at the IPC Apex Expo Conferences in both San Diego and Las Vegas. 



Mr. Valentini was appointed COO in July 2010 after successfully serving as head of North American operations since 2005.

Roland has over ten years’ experience in the PCB industry, including sales, service, and project management at Atotech GmbH, Germany mainly relating to PCB plating equipment.
He has significant sales experience from his tenure at Mack Rides GmbH and headed up worldwide installations for Lurgi Bischoff GmbH.

Mr. Valentini received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.



Prior to Richard joining Gardien in September 2014, he was Chairman/CEO of tool chain vendor Atego Group Systems Limited which was sold to PTC Inc.

Prior to joining Atego, Richard held a number of Executive and Non-Executive roles including Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Plethora Solutions, an AIM listed Pharmaceutical Company and CEO of AIM listed Cybit Holdings plc. where he grew the company from inception to revenues of over 25 million and took the company through multiple acquisitions before managing a sale of the business to Francisco Partners.

Richard previously held a number of senior roles in the Software industry.



Mr. Meraw was appointed Group Vice President of Quality in Jan 2015 after successfully  serving as Senior Vice President of USA operations since 2011.  Prior to being responsible for USA operations Mr Meraw was responsible for Canadian operations since 2001.

Rick has over twenty years’ experience with Gardien Group and has various roles including, service technician, customer liaison, Quality manager, technical support, project management, and software design/ implementation.

In June 1992 he graduated with an Electronic Engineering Technologist degree, with honors from a local community college.

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2014年9月份Richard加入了Gardien,在此之前,他是现售于PTC的供应链供应商Atego Group Systems Limited 的首席执行官。

在加入Atego之前,Richard曾任包括Plethora Solutions,一家目标上市的医药公司的独立非执行总监,目标上市的Cybit Holdings plc的首席执行官等众多执行和非执行职务。他带领公司从最初阶段发展成为一家具有两千五百万营业额的企业,并且在将公司售于Francisco Partners之前带领公司渡过多次兼并。





Roland在PCB行业有10多年的工作经验,包括销售、服务、项目管理等,曾在德国主要的PCB电镀设备相关的公司 Atotech GmbH内任职。

在 Mack Rides GmbH任职期间他有着不凡的销售经验,在Lurgi Bischoff GmbH全球安置的过程中起着领导作用。




Bevor Richard im September 2014 zu Gardien kam, war er Vorstands Vorsitzender der  Atego Gruppe Systems Limited welche an  PTC Inc. verkauft wurde

Vor seinem Eintritt bei Atego, hatte Richard eine anzahl von Vorstandspositionen und Non-Executive Positionen, einschließlich Senior Independent Non-Executive Director von Plethora Solutions. Als Geschäftsführer von Pharmaceutical Company das von AIM gelistet Cybit Holdings plc . Das Unternehmen wuchs von Anfang auf einen Umsatz von über 25 Mio. Er führte das Unternehmen durch mehrere Übernahmen , bevor das Unternehmens an Francisco Partners verkauft wurde.

zuvor hatte Richard einige Führungspositionen in der Software-Industrie.