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Ray Castelli, B. CommCEO
Ray joined Weatherhaven as CEO in 2008 after a 20 year international business career in technology, natural resources and government/defence. He has significant international procurement expertise, having served as co-founder and SVP of Dallas-based Quadrem (now SAP) and Chair of the Open Network for Commerce Exchange (ONCE) - an international standards body for the online commerce industry. An alumnus of the SFU Business School and the INSEAD International Executive Program in France, Ray speaks 5 languages and previously served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of National Defence and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada.
Natalia Mederios, B. Eng, MBAManaging Director, Weatherhaven Brazil
Natalia graduated from Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and a post graduate major in renewable energy. She also has an MBA IBMEC in Rio de Janeiro with a post graduate major in Finance and speaks 4 languages. Her early career was in the telecom sector as a marketing and product development manager before becoming Marketing and Sales Director at ESTRE Waste Management. She later serviced as Vice President of Environmental Solutions Brazil, a Weatherhaven customer, before deciding to join our company as a director of strategy in Brazil in 2013. She was appointed Managing Director of Weatherhaven Brazil in 2014.
James Kirk, M. Eng, C. EngChief Operating Officer
A graduate of the UK Ministry of Defence, Engineering and Science Group, James earned a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield. He spent 10 years within MOD leading strategic UK Defence procurement programmes before leaving to become a partner in a specialist defence engineering consultant. James proceeded to join Weatherhaven in 2008 as Technical Director. He was promoted to Managing Director UK in 2014 and responsible for the sustained growth in the European military market. James was appointed Vice President of Global Sales in 2019, and then at the start of 2021 became Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the global Weatherhaven operation.
Alberto Moreno, B. Eng.Chief Business Development Officer
A graduate of the engineering program at UDLAP in Mexico in 1992, Alberto spent 5 years with Bauer Electronica before coming to Canada to work for Unitec International Controls and Spectrum Signal Processing. He joined Oceanworks, a privately held subsea Navy technology company in 2006 where he spent 6 years as a program manager before joining Weatherhaven in 2012. He led the newly formed Project Management Office (PMO) at Weatherhaven from 2012-2015 before he was appointed as the Chief Operations Officer overseeing all production operations, supply chain, quality, engineering, support and PMO. He was appointed as Chief Business Development Officer in November 2020.
Jessica Au, CPA, CAVice President, Finance
Jessica joined Weatherhaven in 2018 as the Controller and appointed Vice President of Finance in 2022. Jessica is responsible for all financial, legal, HR and IT matters within Weatherhaven. She is a PwC alumni and has 10+ years of accounting and finance experience and has held various senior positions within companies in the Technology and Resource markets. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia and is a CPA, CA.
Regional Managing Directors
Dr. Susannah Kirk, B.Eng PhD C. Eng MRAeSManaging Director, Weatherhaven Global Solutions (UK)
Susannah has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Loughborough University and a PhD in Static Aeroelasticity from University of Bristol and is a Chartered Engineer with and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Prior to joining Weatherhaven in 2014, she had 10 years of experience in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics within the engineering design process for a major aerospace company. As the Head of Engineering in the UK, she was been a key part of our global design team, specializing in Finite Element Analysis, CAD and camp design visualizations while supporting product development, innovation and the delivering of camp projects in our UK operation.
Hugo Cueva, B. Eng.Managing Director, Weatherhaven Peru
A Civil Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in projects management and control, Hugo graduated from the National University of Engineering of Peru, Hugo has strong knowledge in project management based on PMI standards. He joined Weatherhaven Peru as Logistics Coordinator in 2010, becoming the General Manager of the Peruvian branch in 2015. During his experience at Weatherhaven he has developed many processes in different areas of the company, as well as improved many more, achieving time and cost reduction in projects, loyal clients, and a well engaged team.
Regional Sales Leads
Karla AriasLatin America
As the current Business Development Director for Latin America, Karla works with clients in the Latin American military and medical markets, and supports them with providing expertise on various options for shelter requirements. She is further bilingually responsible for all aspects of sales including planning, forecasting, relationship management, among various other aspects. She obtained her diploma in Hotel and Resort Management in 1993 and started at Weatherhaven in 1993.
Mike BallGlobal Commercial
Mike has over 27 years of experience in the relocatable shelter and remote site based industry, primarily focusing on the mining and gas industry with a emphasis on companies concentrated on exploration. A graduate of Economics from the University of British Columbia and having obtained a post graduate study in sales and marketing, Mike has extensive experience internationally, working for the UN and various other agencies.
Sweena ChathaCanada Defence
Sweena is the currently the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at Weatherhaven. A graduate of the Bachelor of Journalism at Carleton University and the Certificate of Media Techniques and Marketing Communications at BCIT, she started at Weatherhaven in 2001. Sweena focuses on the Canadian military and medical shelters ,and works with clients to provide expertise on various options for remote-site shelters, camp and medical infrastructure requirements. She is further responsible for all aspects of the sales cycle.
Haven BittingsUS Senior Defence Sales Mgr
Prior to Weatherhaven, Haven worked for ADS, Inc, a DLA TLS Prime Vendor. Haven will apply his 18 years of experience to assist customers with solving their temporary structure needs, by utilizing DLA, GSA and many other procurement methods, to acquire the Weatherhaven solution. Haven is excited about joining and working with the experienced diverse team here at Weatherhaven! Haven was born and raised in New Jersey, and he earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw Georgia.
Brad StobbUS Defence
Brad O. Stobb is the US Military Sales Director for Weatherhaven Resources Inc., where Brad works with our US DOD customers highlighting Weatherhavens' soft and hard walled shelters capabilities and products ensuring customers get the correct product for their individual operational requirements.A former US Army Infantryman and First Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division in 2013, Brad has worked as a Business Development representative for reputable Defense Contractors, including DHS Systems (DRASH) and SOI C4ISR Platforms.
Ron HouleUS Business Development and Strategy
Ron Houle is Founder and President of Pivot Step Consultants, LLC. Prior to founding his consulting practice, Ron served as Vice President of Washington Operations for HDT Global, the Director for Legislative Affairs , the Chief of Staff at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross, and the staff of the Secretary of the Army as the Director of the Programs Division, Office of Legislative Liaison, the Pentagon. Ron is a retired Army Colonel with over 24 years of Active Duty service, and a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering, both from Stanford University.
George Banks-MartinUK and Europe
George Banks-Martin has worked at Weatherhaven Global Solutions since 2008 in a variety of roles from technical writing to training and joined the sales team in 2016. Drawing on his previous sales experience, he has particularly focused on developing business relationships with clients in the fields of polar research, commercial and emergency response deployments. Prior to working at Weatherhaven, George studied history at Oxford University and African politics at SOAS, London University before pursuing a career as a singer in classical concert and opera.