Our Team

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Natasha Badree Account Development Manager

Sales & Marketing Professional with over 20 years experience, truly motivated by the fear of being average. Employed at Tulmar since Jan 2020 , Most recently, she was employed as Regional Sales Manager for Wesco Aircraft Hardware, managing the Canadian inside sales team. Her previous 8 years, she was the Director of Marketing and Corporate Development at Top Aces, a world leader in airborne training. She has experience working at the Management level to develop winning strategies for business growth, from start ups to global leaders in Aviation. This background has helped Natasha to make an easy transition into her current position with Tulmar to expand our reach globally. “Formula for success: Under promise and overdeliver” - Thomas Peters

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Barney Bangs Chief Executive Officer

Barney has been with Tulmar for nearly 30 years, from an entry level role to President to his current role as CEO and Majority Shareholder. A graduate of Carleton University, Barney is a Certified Professional Accountant. His experience and knowledge of the complexities of regulated industries prove to be very valuable for the various boards and committees he has served on through his career. A frequent speaker at Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industry (CADSI) and Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) events; Barney remains deeply connected to these key Canadian manufacturing sectors. In 2013 Barney was selected by KPMG as one of Canada’s Top Entrepreneurs through their Quantum Shift Program. Barney is a Fellow of Quantum Shift and continues to take part in their various events. “Great vision without Great people is irrelevant”

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Benoit Corbeil, P.Eng Director of Engineering

Benoit, is a mechanical Engineer who has over 14yrs of experience in manufacturing, product development and project management. After cumulating 5 years of experience as Design Engineering team Manager, Benoit is now proud to be the Director of Engineering at Tulmar. Over the years, Benoit worked on interesting projects, developing deep knowledge on inflatable rescue rafts as well as aviation evacuation training slides. His leadership and authenticity are well appreciated by others. Benoit is passionate of Enduro mountain biking and alpine skiing.

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Matt Fisher Account Manager, Defence Solutions

Matt joined Tulmar in September of 2020 and contributes over 16 years of defence-related sales growth experience for manufacturing and engineering services companies. During this time he has worked collaboratively with customers to develop solutions that became long-term programs with industry-leading OEMs, the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), United States Department of Defense (US DOD), and international customers in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Matt served in the Canadian Army as an armoured Crewman from 1993-99 and in the US Marine Corps from 2000-2006 as an Infantry Rifleman LAV Crewman to include deployment to Iraq and has used Tulmar’s products operationally. In his spare time Matt enjoys the archetypical Canadian pastimes of splitting and stacking firewood, wearing flannel, and watching hockey on the CBC.

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Hélène Husk Director of Finance and Administration

Helene joined Tulmar in 2009 with over 30 years in the Accounting field from corporate to manufacturing levels. In her career, Helene has worked in various industries including Aerospace, Automotive and Telecom. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with specialization in Accounting from the University of Ottawa and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation obtained through McGill University. Helene enjoys travelling around the world and relaxing reading a good book.

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Lori Morris Director of Manufacturing and Account Manager

Lori joined Tulmar in December 2005. During her 15-year career with Tulmar she has gained a significant amount of cross functional experience. Her initial role as Purchasing Manager, led to her growth as OEM Program Manager, managing defence client interactions. Moving to the position of Director of Repair and Overhaul, allowed her to gain further knowledge of our aviation market. In her current role as Director of Manufacturing and GDLS-C Focus Executive, Lori ensures Tulmar exceeds our customers expectations.

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Denise Newton Inside Sales Coordinator

Joining Tulmar in 2017, Denise has worked a variety of roles ranging from production, finance, and sales. Denise is a valued member of the team with her commitment to providing excellent level of customer service, as well as insightful market research and sales outreach. When not providing rock solid support to the Tulmar sales & marketing department, Denise is a proud mom of 3 children, and helps manage the family farm. Denise lives by “Sincerity is not to say everything you think but mean everything you say”.

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Patrick Phillips Vice President, Business Development

Patrick joined Tulmar in 2016. He contributes more than 20 years in the aerospace and defence industries in the areas of strategy, business development and sales. He developed international markets for award winning innovative products for aviation he helped create. For defence, his team designed and fielded solutions to help special operations forces deploy in theater of operations. He also recruited, trained, and managed sales teams on every continent. Patrick holds a graduate degree in business from the Montreal Business School and an undergraduate degree in sciences from the University of Montreal. “Positive energy knows no boundaries”.

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Sarah-Jane Rutherford Human Resources Manager

Sarah-Jane joined Tulmar March 2019 as Human Resources Manager. Sarah-Jane has 10 years’ experience in Human Resources and Recruitment for large and medium size companies. Sarah-Jane has a passion for people, training, and workplace culture. Studying Business at University of Ulster (Ireland), Business Finance at Northern Regional College (Ireland) and currently completing Crestcom Bullet Proof Manager. One of Sarah-Jane’s highlights is completing and receiving Duke of Edinburgh Gold award at Buckingham Palace. In Sarah-Jane’s spare time she enjoys horse riding and family time at her cottage as well as playing the occasional prank on her colleagues at work to foster a cheerful climate at the office.

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Patrick Tallon President and Chief Operating Officer

Patrick joined Tulmar as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Prior to joining Tulmar, he had been an executive with a Fortune 500 technology company for over 20 years. During this time, he was fortunate to hold senior leadership roles in sales, delivery operations and professional services across international assignments. Patrick was a graduate of Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is an accredited Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

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Helena Vandeweerd Director of Continuous Improvement

Helena joined Tulmar in 2001 with an undergraduate degree in Textiles from North Carolina State University and a graduate degree in Business Administration from Concordia University. She brings more than 30 years of textile and defence industry experience in quality assurance, product development, program management and business development. A former infantry reservist, Helena contributes to several industry associations and advisory committees.