SCOTT ANTHONY, Rigging Consultant
GEORDY CIVIERO, Rigging Consultant
SHAWN GLOFCHESKIE, Rigging Consultant
ROBERT NEMETH, Business Development
ROLAND TEPFENHARDT, USA Sales Support (Special Projects)
PIERRE BARIBEAULT, Rigging Consultant
DAVID HOOPER, Regional Sales Manager, Quebec
DAVE ESKRA, Western Canada Sales Manager
Mississauga Office:    


Rigging Consultant

Scott is one of the very few at Unirope who is a true native from Mississauga. He grew up just a few blocks from here and remembers well the fields and orchards along Dundas and Burnhamthorpe. During his apprenticeship as a boilermaker he was involved in the construction of many of Ontario’s lager industrial sites, one of which was the nuclear power plant Bruce Block B.

Later on he completed his Bachelor of Art at York University in Toronto. Scott’s background includes extensive experience with rigging hardware, chain, and other lifting products.

Scott is accredited by the NCCCO [National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators] as a “Certified Rigger”; Certification #100756725.

Scott is married with 2 kids but still finds time to enjoy his hobby as a gourmet cook. You ever need a tip for a great recipe, here is your source.



Rigging Consultant

Geordy started with us as a field rigging inspector with our outside mobile testing and repair team. In this position he obtained a huge variety of rigging and application knowledge which he is now using to consult mainly with the construction industry. Geordy is a NCCCO “Certified Rigger” and is qualified to inspect and evaluate all types of rigging equipment (Certificate #100756726).

Geordy lives in Guelph, Ontario and is married to Jackie. They have a young daughter by the name of Aubrey. Geordy is an avid fisherman and in his spare time you may find him on the water, either canoeing, swimming or in search of the “Big One” that got away.



Rigging Consultant

Shawn is one of our Rigging Consultants advising customers on the selection, applications, and servicing of wire rope and rigging equipment.

Before moving into his current role Shawn spend the last 6 years as the assistant to our Field Service Group Manager. Shawn comes with in depth knowledge of all rigging related inspection criteria and procedures. As a long term Unirope employee Shawn had extensively been trained and has achieved NCCCO Certification [National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators] as “Certified Rigger”; Certification #100756731.

Shawn is married and loves to spend as much time as he can with his wife and son. But, real Canadian as he is, he also plays hockey and his guitar.

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Business Development

Bob is one of our “oldtimers” – not in age but in experience. Back some 20 years ago he joined our sales team to promote rigging products to the construction industry. Together with Canron Construction Bob was instrumental in specifying Twin-Path® Lifting Slings for the famous “New York Lift”; at that time these lifts between 300 and 750 tons set a new world record for synthetic lifting slings.

Bob is an avid golfer and great golf coach; however that hasn’t increased Unirope’s handicap… yet.



US Sales Support (Special Projects)

Since 1985 Roland represents Python® High Performance Wire Rope all across the US. Over the years, he said, “we have seen many other companies trying to copy us but none had the patience for the ‘long haul’ commitment like us”. Roland has acquired a vast knowledge of application experience,particularly in the overhead-, construction-, and mobile crane environment, as well as in the rigging, steel making and marine industry.
Until his retirement in June 2011 Roland was the official factory trained support specialist to help and consult with distributors AND crane operators on all matters of wire rope use and application. Roland is still available to assit with special projects.

Roland and his wife Nicole live in Trenton, N.J. Both sons have finished university and one now lives in Finland (working for Nokia) while the other one lives at the other side of the globe in Australia.

Montreal Distribution Centre:    


Rigging Consultant

Pierre is one of our Rigging Consultants in Quebec. His specific expertise is to work with and solve problems in the more ‘sophisticated’ manufacturing sector, involving aircraft- and component companies. But, that will not prevent him to also lend his expertise to anyone who needs a guiding professional “Rigging Hand”.

In 2009 Pierre successfully completed the SlingMax® “Train-the-Trainer Rigging Course”, and in 2011 achieved accreditation by the NCCCO [National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators] as a “Certified Rigger”; Certification #111169390. As with all our Quebec staff members he is fully bilingual.

His past time passion is hunting and target shooting.
Pierre is married to Suzanne and has one son.

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Regional Sales Manager, Quebec

David is our Regional Sales Manager and as a NCCCO Certified RIG I Rigging Consultant services our technical and application oriented customers in Quebec. David’s background is the synthetic fiber industry with focus on total customer satisfaction; if you have contact with Dave you know what this is about. David is a certified wire rope specialist as well as having had application training with Twin-Path® slings.

In his pastime, David’s passion is going to cottage country whenever he can with his wife and son. For them there is no better way to spend a weekend than by the lake in the summer or skiing in the winter. David’s other passion is chess which he plays a couple of times a week.

Edmonton Distribution Centre:    


Western Canada Sales Manager

Dave is with Unirope already since 1992. His background is that of a application specialist for wire rope and slings but also for all of our synthetic product lines. Dave, grown up in Saskatchewan, started in this industry in 1977, later worked for Wrights Canadian Ropes, before moving to Ontario in 1990. Dave became the Key Account Manager of Unirope for the construction, heavy equipment and mining industry.

Dave is now responsible for the Western Canadian markets and lives in Edmonton.

Dave is accredited by the NCCCO [National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators] as a “Certified Rigger”; Certification #100756729.