Team We take on large-scale projects.

Board of Management

LiftWerx has the expertise and know-how to take on large-scale projects. With strong backgrounds in a wide variety of disciplines, our team follows below:

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GLEN AITKEN, P.ENG.,Co-Founder & President

Glen, a professional mechanical engineer, has over 20 years of experience in the heavy transportation and engineering lifting industry. Prior to co-founding LiftWerx in early 2016, Glen worked in various engineering, sales, and management positions at Mammoet, an international engineered transportation and lifting company, with primary activities focused in Canada, the USA, and the Netherlands, while supporting sales, engineering, and innovation activities in Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, and the Far East. While working within this company, Glen mainly focused on growing the business in the power, oil & gas, civil, mining, and marine sectors, with a focus on specialized lifting and heavy transport, and his engineering knowledge and sales initiatives helped grow the Canadian organization from ten employees in the early 1990s to over 1,500 employees, with annual revenues in Canada increasing from $5 million to $600 million over the same period. Glen’s strong experience in lifting and transport engineering, project sales, and innovation have helped to establish LiftWerx as a new specialist in the lifting industry.

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JOSHUA RAUCHWERGER, B.B.A., LL.B.,Co-Founder & Vice-President

Joshua co-founded LiftWerx in 2016 bringing together his expertise in the realms of legal, risk management and general business experience. Joshua holds both an Honours Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. After practicing law, Joshua joined Mammoet, a global leader in the heavy lifting and transportation industry as their in-house counsel. Joshua began, grew and led their in-house legal and risk management divisions within Canada and supported operations in the United States and overseas. He also acted as Safety Director and as an advisor to the Board of Management where, over the past decade, he has advised on complex issues ranging from multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions, complex financing arrangements, first nation agreements, and general business strategy. Joshua brings a depth of knowledge and innovative thinking to LiftWerx that drives both new business development and strategic direction.

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Roderik Van Seumeren, Meemaken B.V.,Managing Partner

Roderik van Seumeren held the position of CEO of Mammoet between 2005 and 2011. Based in the Netherlands, Mammoet is a global leader in the heavy lifting and transportation industry. Under Roderik’s leadership, Mammoet experienced phenomenal growth in both turnover and profitability, a direct result of Roderik’s focus on operational excellence in combination with employee satisfaction. Since 2012, Roderik has held the top management position for the Meemaken Group of Companies, headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Natasja Sesink, Meemaken B.V.,Operational Partner & HRM Strategist

Natasja Sesink is an all-around Human Resources strategist. From 1997 until 2008, Natasja was responsible for the Human Resources policy of Mammoet, a global leader in heavy transportation and lifting, and in that position, she facilitated the tremendous growth of the company. Between 2008 and 2012, she participated in various international projects for Greenpeace International, The Nielsen Company, Heineken International, Sara Lee, and DE Masterblenders as an interim Human Resources Director and Project Lead. Since 2012, Natasja has held a key management position for the Meemaken Group of Companies, headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

What Makes Us Different

The management at LiftWerx can offer more than 50 years’ experience in the field of logistics, heavy lifting, rigging, and engineered transportation. We believe in the importance of customer focus, innovation, and accountability to sustain a successful enterprise. Our business culture can be described with our simple 6-C principle listed below:

Client Focus Clients are the centre of everything we do. It is our goal to fully understand our clients’ needs, and fully embed ourselves in their strategy, in order to create the most value.

Creativity Creativity is about developing the idea. Innovation is about executing the idea:  integrating the idea into a successful business. At LiftWerx, we do both.

Can-do Attitude At LiftWerx, we cultivate a strong belief in our ability to cope with whatever life and business may bring. And we thrive on it.

Commitment As a service company, our performance and our reputation are paramount. With this in mind, we say what we do, and we do what we say. It’s really that simple.

Courage Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. We can conquer almost any fear if we make up our mind to do so.

Confidence It is our belief in ourselves that provides us with the ability to be in control of our business, our commitments to our clients & suppliers, our lives, and our goals.

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