Sales & Shipping
Gary joined Hi-Hog in 2012 to manage our sales team. Before coming to Hi-Hog Gary graduated from Loyalist College (business management), and amassed 25 years of sales experience in the Agricultural Sector. Twenty of those years included Gary taking the role of Agro Manager, and Home and Agro Centre Manager, for various Federated Coop Stores. And as Federated Coop stores sell Hi-Hog products, Gary was very familiar with our products when he joined our team.
In addition to managing the sales team Gary develops and implements strategies to grow existing markets and develop new markets. He also co-ordinates with the marketing team to ensure the advertising, trade shows and promotional materials continue to support and drive Hi-Hog’s outstanding brand.
Sales & Customer Service
Myron was born and raised on a mixed farm in Southern Saskatchewan, and continues to ranch today as co- owner of Wigness Bison of Admiral, Saskatchewan. Myron has spent the last 50 years working in, and for the Ag Industry with the last 25 years representing Hi-Hog.
You would be hard pressed to find anyone who can demonstrate livestock handling equipment with the ease and professionalism as Myron. His wealth of experience handling both cattle and bison provide Myron with a strong foundation to assist customers with their corral or handling system design challenges. While Myron spends a lot of time on the road traveling the tradeshow circuit he is always available to prepare an AutoCAD drawing of your Hi-Hog project.
Inside Sales & Logistics
Brett joined Hi-Hog in 2005 as a general laborer. His willingness to learn combined with his positive attitude and attention to detail saw Brett excel in a number of roles including material preparation, welding, and loading finished goods for Hi-Hog’s customers and dealers.
In 2011 Brett joined the sales team where his existing product knowledge and experience with shipping made him the ideal candidate to manage Hi-Hog’s logistics. Brett quickly demonstrated an aptitude for learning new software programs including Hi-Hog’s accounting software and AutoCAD. In fact, Brett now prepares all of the sales office’s invoicing and, as part of the design team, helps Hi-Hog’s customers plan out their projects.
Before Andy joined Hi-Hog he’d grown up on a farm & ranch and worked at his family’s Ag supply company which also carried Hi-Hog’s products.
In 2015 his father sold the company and we were thrilled that Andy wanted to continue to represent Hi-Hog’s products as a Hi-Hog salesman. In addition to helping you with your Hi-Hog related questions Andy can also assist you by preparing AutoCAD drawings of your Hi-Hog project.
Andy has been involved in all aspects of rodeo which makes him the go- to-person for your rodeo related questions.
Doug joined Hi-Hog in 2012 as one of our Technical Advisors. Previous to joining Hi-Hog, Doug worked in the agricultural industry for over 25 years in both retail and manufacturing positions. Additionally, Doug has been, and remains, heavily involved in a wide range of equine and livestock activities. All of these life experiences allow Doug to confidentially address the needs of Hi-Hog’s dealers and customers.
Doug spends most of his time on the road attending trade shows, performing live cattle handling demonstrations, and meeting with customers and dealers. His favorite part of the job is the people he has the opportunity to meet and help. Doug is a hands-on individual who enjoys helping our great customers resolve their questions or problems.
While Garth only joined Hi-Hog in the fall of 2016, he’s spent the last 30 years working in both the manufacturing and retail sides of the livestock equipment industry. During those years, Garth has designed and installed equipment for a wide range of customers ranging from small hobby farms to large scale corporate operations, exhibitions and fairs.
Garth is excited to be part of the Hi- Hog team and thrilled to represent a quality product. As Garth said, “It’s a pleasure to stand behind a company that has earned the reputation as ‘the outstanding brand.’”
Hi-Hog manufactures and ships hundreds of products of various shapes and sizes. Each truckload is a new puzzle. The task of designing and assembling these loads is Pedro’s specialty. Since Pedro joined Hi-Hog in 2000 he has ensured these loads are compact to minimize shipping costs and secure for the safety of the products and the people who handle them.
Pedro is also responsible for ensuring Hi-Hog’s finished goods inventories are safely stored and the inventory quantities are accurate. Everyone who interacts with Pedro appreciates his positive energy and exceptional customer service.
Sang is the other half of our outstanding loading crew. And like his loading partner, Pedro, Sang is always wearing a smile. Whenever possible Sang and Pedro will gather and plan the loads before the truck arrives ensuring that the loading process can be done as safely and efficiently as possible.
Our shipping crew are also our final quality control inspectors. Products are inspected and tested before they are loaded. And finally, before the truck leaves, they check each other’s work to ensure that all the items on the load match what was on order. Both Pedro and Sang have been helping Hi-Hog’s customers since 2000.
Crystina received her BBA in accounting in 2009 from Mount Royal University. She has been with Hi-Hog since 2005, with a brief break between 2009-2012. She pursued her CGA designation which is currently under review for practical requirements. Crystina maintains Hi-Hog finances, financial records, budgeting, and oversees the accounting department.
Nicole earned her CPA-CMA designation from the Charted Professional Accountants of Alberta. She has been with Hi-Hog since 2016 and has implemented new software designed to maximize efficiency for payroll and Human Resources. She is responsible for forecasting company financial requirements, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions. Nicole monitors revenue and expenses, coordinates the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data. Nicole also assists in human resources, safety and legal areas.
Crystal received her BBA in accounting in 2004 from Mount Royal University. She has been with Hi-Hog since 2012 and has been an integral part of streamlining many of the accounting processes during this time. Crystal continues to be involved with all accounting functions as well as Human Resources.
When you call, or visit Hi-Hog’s Calgary sales offices the first person you’re likely to meet is Mayrean. She’s been with Hi-Hog since 2012 and was instrumental to Hi-Hog’s successful implementation of our new accounting and inventory software.
Mayrean received her Administrative Professional Certificate in 2015 from Bow Valley College. She continues to offer her organizational skills, office managerial skills and attention to detail within the accounting and human resources departments.I
Production, Design, Safety and Marketing
Bob moved from Prince Albert Saskatchewan to Calgary Alberta in 1979 to begin his career as a Hi- Hog Welder. Bob’s attention to detail and commitment to continuous improvement created a steady list of opportunities for further development, both for Bob and for Hi-Hog.
Bob is now the production manager as well as a key member of the management team. As production manager Bob designs products, overseas the manufacturing process, orders raw materials, schedules production and develops pricing for Hi-Hog’s finished goods. As part of the management team Bob helps to guide Hi-Hog on its path of continuous improvement.
CMO, Design & Special Projects
Hugh has a diverse educational background which includes two BA’s from the University of Western Ontario and a B. Arch from Carleton University. Hugh's roles at Hi-Hog are equally as diverse. Hugh has been providing AutoCAD design work for Hi-Hog and our customers since his arrival in 1994. When he isn't designing, Hugh may be found editing photos, creating ad copy or updating our website.
Production, Safety, Sales
Don is a born and raised Calgarian and SAIT graduate who began working for Hi-Hog in 1994. He manages the Health and Safety program, schedules and programs the shop production, assists in sales research and marketing, and is the social media voice of Hi-Hog (follow us on Facebook and Twitter).
Don happily and quietly works behind the scenes filling in gaps where needed. Adept at policies and procedures and liaison between all departments of a growing and evolving family business.
Chris was born in Kamloops B.C., but has been a Calgarian for most of his life. Prior to joining Hi-Hog Chris was a core member of Competition Auto Works where he gained a wealth of experience maintaining and repairing vehicles as well as managing supplies for the busy automotive repair company. These experiences allowed Chris to easily step into a similar role at Hi-Hog in 2008. His excellent leadership and communication skills quickly caught the attention of management so when the position of shop foreman opened up Chris was the obvious man for the job. Chris is a hands-on guy who eagerly accepts challenges. His positive personality and strong work ethic are respected by management and staff alike. Chris enjoys his role in the company and is always looking for ways to help move the company forward.