Management Team

LINCOLN ELECTRIC Management team

Adel A Mir Adel A. Mir P. Eng.
Adel has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Ryerson University with a specialty in Machine Design. He started his career in the automotive sector, as a project engineer at ArvinMeritor Exhaust improving welding processes and tooling design in the plant. Adel transitioned to Magna Powertrain as a Manufacturing Engineer, working mainly on MIG welding process tooling, stamping, and roll forming processes, as well as designing and building custom weld machinery.

Adel obtained a Black Belt in Six Sigma from Magna, and worked as a Six Sigma Engineer for the division, leading process cost savings and process improvements (quality/throughput) as well as training. He started with Lincoln Electric Company as a Six Sigma Leader and lead process improvement initiatives and cost saving initiatives at the Leaside Plant and at Indalco Alloys. After working as the Director of Engineering Services, he was promoted to the position of President, Lincoln Electric Company of Canada.

Jason Brisebois Jason Brisebois
Director of HR & Communications
Jason joined Lincoln Electric Company of Canada on June 26, 2006 as their HR leader. He was drawn to Lincoln after reading the Harvard Case Study. Jason oversees all aspects of HR for the Canadian operation, he lead the last Q12 initiative for Lincoln in NA and is currently co-leading the global communication initiative for our 2020 Vision. 

Jason's educational background is in Human Resources with an additional CHRM certificate and CHRL designation in Canada. He has been AVA, McQuaig and now viaEDGE Certified.

Parag Gandhi
Parag Gandhi
Finance Director
Parag is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant-CPA, CA from Ontario besides being a Certified Public Accountant (inactive)from the State of Illinois, USA. He has also completed Corporate Finance designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada for mergers and acquisitions. Parag is responsible for the financial reporting, treasury operations & planning of the Canadian businesses. Prior to joining Lincoln Canada Parag was the Director of Finance & Risk Management with Sleeman Breweries Ltd and before that Vice President Financial Reporting and Treasury with Royal Laser corp (TSX: RLC).

Dale Malcolm Dale Malcolm
Vice President Sales Canada
Dale joined Lincoln Electric in 1987 in the sales trainee program. Upon completion of the program he completed various sales assignments in Canada and the United States. He returned to Canada in 1998 as the District Manager for Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. In 2003 he was promoted to the role of Vice President Sales. Dale has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and MBA from Athabasca University, and has completed Lincoln Electric's International Business Development Program at Thunderbird University. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario and Alberta, is registered as an FMA with the Canadian Securities Institute, and is a past registrant as a CIM with the Canadian Securities Institute.

Dale is currently the Chairman of the Suppliers Committee of the Canadian Welding Association (a division of the Canadian Welding Bureau), a member of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining at the University of Alberta, a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Advanced Material Joining at the University of Waterloo, and is a member of the Business Leadership Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University.

Dave Chlebowsky

Dave Chlebowsky
General Manager Automation Division
Dave joined Lincoln Electric Canada in 2002 as a Robotics Technician for the Automated Solutions Group. In 2007, he completed the sales training program at Lincoln Electric’s world headquarters and transitioned to the Edmonton/Fort McMurray sales territory, where he gained experience in heavy fabrication and the oil and gas industry. In this area, his focus was on selling hard automation.

Moving back to Ontario, Dave was the lead person responsible for several high profile hard automation projects, before transitioning to a focus on the automotive industry, primarily on the Power Wave platform, MIG wire consumables, and new technologies. In 2017, Dave took on the role of General Manager of the Canadian Automation Division.

Shawn Palmer Shawn Palmer
​Director of Supply Chain and Logistics
Prior to joining Lincoln Electric, Shawn was the Director of Purchasing for Util Industries, an automotive parts manufacturer, where he was responsible for all of the Purchasing activities in Canada and Mexico. Previous to that he had spent 22 years at Affinia Corporation, a producer of automotive brake parts prior to their exit from the Canadian marketplace, where he was the Global Sourcing Manager for the Rotor and Drum division. Shawn has a CPIM designation from the American Production and Inventory Control Society(APICS).

Shawn Palmer

Kaja Sivapathasundaram
​Managing Director, Indalco Alloys
Kaja has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto, and an MBA at York University. He started his career as a Quality Engineer at the Automotive Zinc Die casting company. He later progressed into manufacturing engineering and leadership roles at various automotive Tier 1 suppliers. During 25 years in the automotive industry, he's been able to learn and deploy Lean and Six Sigma tools and various business processes at plants in several countries such as India, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.