Management & People

Our people are the driving force of our business.
While our business is all about roofing, the driving force, and the key to the continued success of our business, is our people. We always strive to provide the latest technological tools, and the best, most efficient methods and product solutions, but it is our people that truly separate us from the pack. We have a dedicated and skilled team of professionals in all areas of our business, all working toward a common goal: to provide our customers with industry-leading value by ensuring the most reliable, prompt, and cost-effective solutions to all of their roofing needs.

We invite you to meet some of the key people who drive our company:

John Petrachek – President and General Manager

John Petrachek is President & General Manager of Atlas-Apex Roofing Inc. He started his career in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional roofing industry in 1993 as a representative with a large roofing product/design manufacturer. His vision has always been to stay ahead of the competition by delivering outstanding customer service and communications.

Mr. Petrachek is an Ontario University graduate with his Honours Business Administration degree, and is a proud member of the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (O.I.R.C.A.), the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). John also sat on the board of the OIRCA, where he is a past President, Safety Committee member and most recently, a part of the Membership Committee.

Mr. Petrachek has dedicated a great deal of his time and resources to the roofing industry over the past 20 years, and has lectured on several key topics at various venues during that time. He also continues to give back to the community in the form of various donations and sponsorships, both personally and corporately, as well as creating the VIP Foundation, which helps individuals and families in need on a local level.

As a loving husband and a father of 4 children, his entrepreneurial spirit is hopefully followed by his children for years to come.

Dennis Burnie –Senior Regional Manager

Dennis has been in the roofing industry since 1990, when he started as a junior estimator with a medium-sized industrial roofing contractor based in Southern Ontario. He progressed to the senior estimator role over the course of the following few years, and excelled in that role for several years. In 2007, Dennis decided to expand his horizons, and joined Atlas- Apex Roofing to utilize his skills and experience on a larger scale. Since then, Dennis has helped to grow the company exponentially in the Southern Ontario market, and is now based in our Regina branch, where he manages the daily operations and estimating functions.

Dennis brings his vast knowledge and experience to every project, and continues to provide our customers with the highest standard of customer service and value.

Steve Murray – Senior Vice President of Operations, General Superintendent

Steve Murray, Senior Vice President of Operations and General Superintendent, has been with Atlas Apex Roofing Inc. for over 20 years. Steve oversees the day-to-day activities of the project managers, purchasing agents, health and safety officers, and over 150 roofing, sheet metal and support staff employees.

Steve graduated with a business administration degree at Humber College. His 30 years in the roofing industry started as a summer student during his high school and University/College years. During this time he was introduced to roofing and sheet metal installations and the basics of estimating for new construction and re-roofing projects. After he graduated, his summer job turned into a full time job as an estimator and supervisor.

By regularly attending seminars and courses, Steve stays current with the changes within the industry. He has extensive knowledge and training in all roofing and sheet metal systems, as well as more recent trends such as light weight insulating concrete, vegetative and cool roof assemblies, and solar panel installations.

He has successfully completed all three levels of training necessary to be a member of a “Joint Health and Safety Committee”, as recognized by the Ministry of Labour (MOL), and the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) in the construction sector. In addition, he is presently a member of the “Risk Assessment Committee” with the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association (OIRCA).

Maureen Kane – Director, HR and H&S

Maureen Kane is the Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety for Atlas-Apex Roofing Inc. She is responsible for giving direction to senior management, supervisors and workers regarding health and safety issues. She continually updates the Health and Safety Management System by monitoring, reviewing, and updating internal policies to meet or exceed ever- changing industry standards. Prior to coming to Atlas-Apex Roofing Inc., Maureen spent twenty years in a management capacity within the roofing industry.

Maureen’s career in Health and Safety started in 2004, and she has since completed her Occupational Health and Safety Certificate through Conestoga College, and sits as Chair of the Steering Committee for the same WSIB Safety Group she joined seven years earlier. Maureen is a highly motivated, creative and versatile health and safety director with a wealth of experience in policy and program development, training, and facilitation of health and safety awareness.

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