CompanyAbout Class 1 Inc.
Meet the Staff
Mark Fardy C.A.
President & CEO
Mark is Class 1 Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Originally from the east coast, Mark’s background is in finance and business development. A C.A., by trade, he began his career with KPMG before moving into industry, where he has had the opportunity to build great teams in a diverse range of businesses.
Mark has 20 years experience in the manufacturing and service sectors, focusing on value-added results in business development, operations, finance and supply chain management.
Mark is responsible for developing and executing Class 1’s growth goals as Canada’s leading provider of Medical Gas Systems.
Ruben Romero CMA
Ruben holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, a Degree in Public Accounting and a Cost and Estimate Diploma, combined with a wide range of experience in the manufacturing, construction and retail industries. He has been working in finance since 1991. His previous roles have included entry level accounting up to Financial Director of an organization.
Prior to the completion of his CMA certification, Ruben had updated his skills by taking additional courses such as; Canadian Business Law and Personal Tax Return at Conestoga College. In addition, he has a Computer Studies Certificate from Saint Louis Centre.
Some of Ruben’s responsibilities are assisting in the completion of monthly and year-end income statements, balance sheets, cost analysis, as well as ensuring that the organization meets the Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE). The new GAAP in Canada.
Ruben joined Class 1 in 2010; he is enjoying his new position.
Director, Business Development
Tricia is a graduate of the Toronto School of Business. Prior to joining the Class 1 team in 2004, Tricia worked for Butcher Engineering, Madison MacArthur and American Standard in progressively demanding roles.
Tricia joined Class 1 as a Project Manager for their architectural division, and as of August 2006, she moved into the role of Account Manager for Architectural, Electrical & Mechanical projects.
Tricia works closely with Hospital Staff, General, Mechanical and Electrical Contractors, Engineering Consultants and Architects to assist with providing product design specifications and corresponding CSA Standards for manufacturing and installation.
Glen is a graduate of the Aviation and Industrial Engineering Technology program at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.
Glen’s early work history includes a 5 year tenure with Worldways Airlines as Supervisor of Flight Operations.
Glen joined Class 1 as Account Manager after gaining 17 years experience in the Healthcare industry with Medigas Manitoba.
Glen’s vast experience includes Sales, Service, Design, and Consulting in the Medical Gas Equipment field, as well as Respiratory and Home Healthcare experience.
Glen is often called upon to lend his Medical Gas expertise to Engineers, Contractors, and other Medical Professionals for product design, specifications, applications and current medical gas standards.
Gilles is a graduate in Business Administration from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres. With nearly 25 years experience in the field of complex projects and medical gas equipment, Gilles has developed an expertise and a network of contacts that have allowed him to become a value-added consultant to engineers and medical gas professionals in Quebec. The execution of projects, both in Quebec, and nationally make him an important resource as a Class 1 Inc. account manager for medical gas project designers and engineers.
Manager, Systems Design
Damian is a graduate of the 3 year Electrical Engineering Technology program at Cabot College in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His early work history includes a 5 year tenure with Prominent Fluid Controls as an Electrical Designer.
Damian joined Class 1 as an Electrical/ Mechanical Designer in early 2003 and has designed, developed and improved the company’s product line of medical gas source equipment, architectural products, and secondary products.
His experience includes service, design, and consulting in the Medical Gas Equipment field.
Manager, Architectural Design and Production
Dan has over 15 years manufacturing experience in various roles across different industries. This experience has led to a diverse skill set and knowledge base that enables Dan to contribute in many areas within Class 1.
After studying Biology at UWO, Dan has been committed to continuing his education, including studies in construction & design, project management, production & inventory management, and health & safety.
At Class 1, Dan has spent time in project engineering, as production supervisor; and has managed the design and development of all architectural products and accessories since March 2008.
Ken has 27 years experience in the Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic and Plumbing fields. 21 years of that experience has been in, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting, manufacturing, and training others in all aspects of the Medical Gas Source Equipment field.
Ken joined Class 1 in 2002 and is the ‘go to’ person for problem solving in field service repair and maintenance.
Vicky brings over 15 years of experience from a variety of purchasing environments including electronic components, information technology and maintenance. Vicky attended Conestoga College and successfully completed courses in Purchasing, Quality and Inventory & Operations Control. Vicky joined Class 1 in September 2009.
Brendan began his career by working for a mechanical wholesaler, where he gained valuable experience with all facets of the mechanical trade. He began his apprenticeship in 1990 and now, as a licensed Plumber, has 17 years of successful and progressive work experience in healthcare and hospital environments, with the last 10 years dedicated strictly to the medical gas industry.
Brendan has been a worker, foreman and/or supervisor for every aspect of medical gas installations from managing complete hospital additions, to simple outlet repair, to coordinating complicated source of supply system replacements. He is also fully trained in Cryogenic Cylinders and Bulk Gas Installations.
Brendan finds the medical gas industry uniquely rewarding and has gained a greater appreciation for the challenges and complexities faced by the healthcare industry.
"No two jobs are ever identical.”
Project Coordinator, Architectural, Mechanical
Emily graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor degree in Architectural Science, where she specialized in project management. Prior to joining Class 1 in 2013, Emily worked for over 6 years at CB Richard Ellis in a variety of roles on the TD Bank and RBC Bank accounts. During her time at CBRE Emily gained experience with client reporting, managing data integrity, and reconciling large construction projects. She was responsible for project closeout documentation and helping organize audit files for the closeout of a $130MM construction project. Her superb organizational and communication skills are key to her success in her role as Project Coordinator at Class 1.
Emily works closely with Sales, Engineering and Production on Architectural and Mechanical projects.
Brian has worked in shipping and material handling for over 10 years. Known for his commitment to safety and inventory process improvement, Brian supports Class 1's successful logistics operations with dedication, hard work and humour.