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RE: Advance Millwrights Inc. Announces New CEO and President

Advance Millwrights Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Krystal Darling as its new Chief Executive Officer, and Brad Shantz as President. Krystal and Brad will succeed former CEO and President Harold Whiteside who assumed the role in 2015.

Krystal received her Bachelor of Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Waterloo and later went on to complete her Masters in Business Administration specializing in Accounting at Wilfred Laurier University. She joined Tri-Mach Group Inc., in 2009, which is a division of Tri-Mach Group of Companies as an Account Manager and was appointed Sales and Marketing Manager a few years later. After hard work and dedication throughout the years, she was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Brad joined the company in 1998 as an apprentice millwright. Working his way through the ranks, he started as a foreman, then moved into a sales and management role in 2007. Last year Brad was appointed Vice President of Operations. An integral part of the Advance Millwrights team, Brad works closely with the sales, engineering, fabrication, installation, robotic palletizing and assembly departments.

Krystal and Brad’s dedication to the company and combined experience make them the ideal candidates to carry Advance Millwrights into the future in order to secure and continue recent growth.

Commenting on the appointment, Board Chairman Michael Hahn said, “Brad and Krystal bring the knowledge and experience needed to ensure the continued growth of Advance Millwrights. I am very happy and proud to announce the appointments of these two individuals and look forward to the future success of this company.”


Tri-Mach Group Inc. is a multi-trade, turn-key solution provider of sanitary equipment and best-in-class services for the food processing, liquid processing, and pharmaceutical industries.

With over 30 years of industry experience, we offer our customers custom solutions to complex problems, saving both time & money. Our services include design engineering, custom stainless steel fabrication, millwrighting, machining, electrical, automation, systems integration, and plant maintenance. Our experience, knowledge, reputation, and commitment to food safety are the keys to our success!

We are proud to be Canadian and we are proud to support our troops!