Our Team

PRINCIPALS

Terry Balfour

anon_userTerry is a co-Principal owner of Westport Manufacturing, and since 2006 has grown the company to become an international player in the commercial manufacturing industry.  He is a designated accountant with an extensive background in senior financial management roles.  With a strong entrepreneurial drive and proven leadership abilities, Terry’s experience base includes sales and product management, human resources development, and executive business development in the distribution, manufacturing, and service industries.  A native Vancouverite, Terry is a family man and avid sports enthusiast, and is often spotted on the golf course, or cheering on his sons at football games.

 

Winnie Yan

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Winnie is a co-Principal owner at Westport Manufacturing. Since 2006, she has spearheaded corporate growth and development at Westport and Chung Chung Hospitality Supply (a division of Westport Manufacturing).  Winnie grew up in Shanghai, where she graduated from university with a major in Business.  Her career accomplishments include heading the finance department of a major multinational company, along with obtaining both her CPA and CGA designations.  Winnie’s business acumen has ensured stability in the ongoing growth of Westport and Chung Chun.  She is a favorite amongst the Westport team, always available to help, and happy to brighten our day with her sunny smile.

 

Kern Chiu

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Kern is the Chief Financial Officer for the Westport Group of Companies.  He joined Westport in early 2015 and oversees the financial and accounting function of Westport.  Prior to Westport, Kern worked 16 years in corporate banking.  Kern is a business graduate from Simon Fraser University.  In 2013, he obtained his CMA, CPA designation.  In his spare time, Kern is often found in the ice rink or soccer pitch coaching his 2 kids.  Kern is on the board of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (Slo-Pitch Foundation) and is a course facilitator for Junior Achievement of BC.

SALES AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Diran DermentjianDiran Dermentjian

Diran is our VP of Construction at Westport Manufacturing, he leads the Construction Project Management group in overseeing all large commercial projects in Western Canada.  A member of the Westport team since 2006, Diran has more than 25 years direct experience in the residential and commercial window coverings industry.  He is a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business.  A motivated problem solver, Diran works extensively with clients on large-scale window covering projects requiring motorization and integrated technology solutions.  Originally from south western Ontario, Diran and his wife moved to Vancouver to enjoy life in this amazing and vibrant city.

 

 

Greg LongGreg Long

An expert in the field of contract drapery and bedding for the hospitality and extended care sectors, Greg brings an in-depth knowledge base and unique problem solving abilities to each of his projects.  With more than 20 years of industry experience, spanning retail and commercial drapery sales, Greg concentrates in managing Hospitality, Healthcare, and Retirement Home projects throughout BC.

 

 

Henry LeungHenry Leung

A veteran of the hospitality industry, Henry has held executive management positions with many key franchises, including Delta Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide, Carlson Rezidor, Hilton Hotels, and Intercontinental Hotels Group.  A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, Henry believes strongly in community development and multiculturalism.  A valued member of the Westport team, Henry’s more than 25 years of industry expertise are an invaluable resource to his clients in the hospitality sector.

 

Wayne LetwinWayne Letwin

A member of the Westport team since 2005, Wayne works primarily on hospitality and healthcare projects in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and northern BC.  Representing both Westport Manufacturing and Chung Chun Hospitality (a division of Westport Manufacturing), Wayne provides his clients with a full scope service package that includes project management, site measurement, fabric sourcing and value engineering, ensuring projects are completed on time, on budget, and to specification.

 

Andy PhillipsAndy Phillips

Andy is a key member of the Account Management team at Chung Chun Hospitality, a division of Westport Manufacturing that supplies linens and supplies to the hospitality and healthcare markets.  A specialist in the field of healthcare textiles, Andy studied at Eastern Kentucky University, and is a graduate of the American Laundry and Linen College.  He brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his role as Account Manager.

Carl HallCarl Hall

Working with clients in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Ontario, Carl has an extensive background in the window coverings industry, with specialized knowledge in the areas of commercial blinds manufacture and installation.  Carl holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University.  He partners with suppliers to ensure smooth project progression, providing a strong foundation for success in his work with commercial, contract and hospitality clients throughout the Western region.

 


AttilioAttilio Carano

With more than 16 years of direct experience in the contract window covering field, your project is in good hands with Attilio Carano, Eastern Division Manager. Having graduated with honors from Seneca College’s Civil Engineering program, and with a degree in Arts from York University, Attilio has the smarts and savvy to address your project needs. Attilio has in depth experience with a broad range of manufacturers, including SunProject, SunGlow, and Hunter Douglas, ensuring his clients receive intelligent technical support and knowledgeable information on product specifications. From high end residential homes to full scope commercial installations, Attilio has the expertise to ensure your project is well managed from start to finish.

 


Cole Balachanoff.png Cole Balachanoff

While completing studies at Douglas College towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Cole has worked with the Westport team for the past two years, providing inside projects support across a variety of areas, including architectural, hospitality, and healthcare sectors.  With this strong foundation in the window coverings industry, Cole has stepped into the role of Project Coordinator, Hospitality and Healthcare, at Westport, and works closely with clients throughout greater Vancouver on a broad variety of large and small scale projects. When not in the office or working with clients, Cole can be found on the golf course perfecting his swing.

 

JamesJames Adamson

James has a wealth of experience in hotel supply where he started out as a contract installer of window treatments over ten years ago. Since joining the Westport team in 2008 James has worked on a number of award winning projects and continues to supply and manage hotel projects including new builds and renovations. James is a certified Electronics Technician and applies this expertise to integration and automation of window treatments. James is the Chairman of Programming at NEWH Vancouver where you can see his passion for education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development.

 

 

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