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Recognizing that energy savings was becoming a top priority in today’s environment, Dan Lambert established Envira-North Systems Ltd. in 2003. A spin-off from the knowledge and success of Sun-North Systems Ltd., Envira-North has grown on the strength of our after sales service.

We take pride in our reputation and stand behind our products and services.

Envira-North Systems Ltd. has recognized a worldwide need to reduce energy consumption by contributing to the effectiveness of heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Our products and systems enable your building to perform better; save on heating, cooling, mechanical operating costs and provide a healthier environment for the occupants of the structure.

Simply put, Envira-North Systems designs, manufactures and sells the most innovative ventilation solutions on the market today.

| Employee Contacts

Dan Lambert

President & Founder

Daniel Lambert is semi-retired and lives in Seaforth. Sun-Norths' day to day business is now managed by Philip Ashwin. Dan is still active with a special interest in WindTrans. Dan wants to emphasize that the success of these companies has been achieved only through the dedication of his employees.


Philip Ashwin

Vice President

Philip grew up on a family dairy/sheep farm in Southwest England. He completed higher education at Lackham Agricultural College. Philip worked in many areas of agriculture in England before immigrating to Canada in 1999, shortly after this he started with Sun-North.

He has been involved with all aspects of the business from production and installation, R & D and design and application. Philip progressed to VP in 2009.

As V.P. Philip oversees all general business for Sun-North and focuses on the future progression and growth of the company, looking at new and improved products and designs to ensure we stay at the leading edge of the field, this will help us service our existing customers and expand our markets across the globe.

Skype: philip.ashwin1


Rob Scarrow


Rob came to work at Envira-North in October of 2014. He is currently in the position of controller and is responsible for all of the internal and external reporting for Envira-North as well as all financial and tax matters. Rob formerly held the position of controller at a local produce company as well as a grain merchandising company. He has also held the role as a financial analyst for a copper tube manufacturer.

Rob is a graduate of Laurentian University Honours Bachelor of Commerce program and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CGA).


Ian Wood

General Manager

Ian Wood is the General Manager at Envira-North Systems with a responsibility of incoming and outgoing product, product development and quality control. Ian has accumulated several years of experience in the natural ventilation business between Envira-North and its parent company Sun-North Systems.

Prior to joining Envira-North, Ian worked in the HVAC industry for two years as a licensed gas technician for a large propane distributor. Ian has had 9 years experience working in the construction field as a general contractor in both commercial and residential sectors. Ian also has 13 years experience as a volunteer fire fighter including first response. Ian left the position of Fire Prevention Officer in 2007 when he relocated with his family to Zurich, ON.

Skype: ian.wood427


Dean Wood

Sales & Marketing Manager

Following successful completion of his Diploma from Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Dean furthered his education at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree with honours. After finishing his education, he moved back to Ontario where he now lives with his wife and daughters.

Dean joined Envira-North in 2007 to assume the position of Technical Sales in Canada, where he sold, serviced and installed numerous projects in a number of applications including sports arenas, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, office atriums and airplane hangars. In 2009, Dean’s efforts were refocused to international sales, where he developed and managed distribution throughout a number of worldwide markets.

In 2014, Dean’s responsibilities evolved to managing the Sales and Marketing teams. Dean is responsible for the continued success of our distribution partners and sales team, while developing and implementing our marketing strategies.

Skype: dean-s-wood


Stephan Gingras

Technical Director

Stephan grew up on a farm south of Montréal, Québec and attended college in aeronautical and electronics engineering. He spent 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces in the communications and electronics engineering branch, designing and maintaining electronics systems around the world.

He retired in 1999 and joined Sun-North Systems Ltd in 2000 in the R&D department and is providing technical support for Sun-North Systems Ltd, Envira-North Systems Ltd and WindTrans Systems Ltd.

Skype: stephan.gingras


Russ Finkbeiner

Plant & Production Manager

Russ came to work at Envira-North in 2014. He started in the position of installer for Sun-North in 2011 before taking on his current role as Plant & Production Manager for Envira-North.

Russ is a fully licensed carpenter and operated his own carpentry business until starting with Sun-North. He also operated multiple forestry research greenhouses for the Ministry of Natural Resources before joining the Sun-North & Envira-North team.

 Russ currently resides in Exeter, ON with wife Marie, and their 3 kids. His free time is often spent teaching at the local dojo as his entire family is involved with karate.


Joan Wood

Sales Coordinator

Joan was born and raised in Seaforth, Ontario. During her teen years, Joan decided to pursue a career in Business and Commerce. Upon completion of her education, employment was obtained at a local agriculture company. This is when she and her husband decided to make Seaforth their home. Joan has worked within manufacturing, accounting & retail environments, gaining a wealth of experience. In 2005, Joan was offered a position with Envira-North Systems Ltd. and is presently their Sales Coordinator.

Skype: joan.wood673


Marc Renz

International Business Development - International Sales

Marc grew up in the Eastern part of Washington State, USA working on his families cash crop farm. After many years working on the farm and attending college in Spokane, he built a career in business to business sales working with companies of all types and sizes throughout the US and abroad. Marc has experience in sales and management attaining executive level positions in Advertising, Banking, Energy, and Air Movement. This experience has created a special set of skills that is quite suitable for his role with Envira-North. Marc joined Envira-North early in 2015 to look after international relationships and develop key markets around the globe.

Marc now resides in Boise, Idaho, USA. He enjoys camping, boating and waterskiing with his family. A snow skier for the majority of his life, Marc tries to get up to the mountains as often as possible. He also loves to travel and meet new people from all walks of life.

Skype: marc_renz


Murray McPhail

U.S Business Development - U.S Sales

Murray McPhail grew up in the rural area of St.Marys, Ontario completing the Construction Engineering Technologist Management Program (CET) in 1988 at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. He is a Licensed General Carpenter and attained the Certified Construction Project Manager (GSC) through the Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Program. Murray’s technical expertise supports the engineering design of systems supplied by Sun-North and Envira-North Systems.


Dave Stewart

Sales Representative - Canadian Sales

Dave has been in the agricultural ventilation business since 1976. He has been involved in virtually all aspects of the industry both in Canada and the United States from system design and sales, to equipment manufacturing, distribution and dealer sales. His broad knowledge in the dairy, hog and poultry industries includes both mechanical and natural ventilation equipment, controls and design.

Dave’s long time interest in industrial ventilation along with the introduction of the Altra-Air fans gave him the opportunity to introduce and market this unique product to an entirely new customer base.

Dave has represented Sun-North Systems Ltd for several years in Ontario and western Canada. In the past six years, Dave has represented Envira-North Systems Ltd to his agricultural accounts in western Canada and to commercial and industrial accounts in eastern Canada.


John McFadzean

Sales Representative - Ag International Sales

John is a graduate of the University of Guelph in Agriculture. His work experience has included various farms in Ontario and Alberta Canada, and also agricultural equipment parts sales.

John has been employed with Sun-North Systems since 1994. He started with the company in manufacturing and purchasing, and then moved into sales and service. Seminar presentations and sales explorations have taken him to many different countries, from Northern Finland to the Middle East and from China to Western USA and over 35 countries in between. Different climates around the world invite a different set of requirements for livestock; John has had experience in both extremes of heat and cold.

John lives in Seaforth, Ontario with his wife Dianne and daughter Claire. Hobbies include camping and curling, skiing and everything outside. Travel is a very important part of John’s life and he is always eager to see new places and meet people.

Skype: john.mcfadzean


Dave Waud

Sales Representative - Southern Ontario & Northeastern U.S Ag

Dave has been representing Sun-North and Envira-North throughout much of Ontario and the North Eastern U.S. since 1994.

Dave grew up on a mixed farm in Ontario’s Oxford County. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Guelph and started work with OMAF as a County Agricultural Engineer. In 1975 Dave and Jacalyn were married and returned to the Kintore area. He worked for construction, export trade and livestock equipment businesses before taking over the family dairy, beef and cash crop farm in 1978. During those years their 3 children were born. In 1990 the dairy operation was dispersed and Dave started a contract position with Ontario Hydro providing energy management services, specializing in agriculture, throughout Ontario. Following that, Dave expanded into livestock equipment sales, particularly dairy, and started with Sun-North in 1994. With his farm, engineering and sales backgrounds, Dave has been helping farmers, equipment dealers and contractors with livestock and poultry ventilation products and services for 20 years.


Derek MacDonald

Sales Representative - Northern & Midwestern Ontario Ag

Derek joined Sun-North Systems as an installer in June of 1996. He built his knowledge of our products and systems installing projects all over North America for a decade.  His ambitions lead to the creation of a new sales position within Sun-North, where he now specializes in Southern Ontario Dairy Ventilation.  This experience is invaluable in assisting our partners, customers and contractors - providing the best solution for their ventilation needs.

In 2014, Derek took on the additional responsibility of Employee Representative for Workplace Safety and Prevention here at Sun-North. Derek now resides in Seaforth with his wife Cate, daughter Kyla and son Denny. He enjoys volunteering in the community he grew up in. 


John Van Bakel

Sales Representative - Eastern Ontario Ag

John grew up on a mixed farm in Huron County. He got into the ventilation business in the late 70’s and has continued to work in all aspects of ventilation including animal confinement for swine, dairy, poultry, etc. along with horticultural and industrial/commercial markets as well. His course has taken him across Canada and abroad selling ventilation products and agricultural confinement equipment.

Having been involved in all aspects of metal fabrication and the construction industry, John brings with him a history and background very familiar with the natural ventilation market at Sun-North and Envira-North. Having also worked in Product Development for many years has given John the ability to see both sides of products, problems and solutions.

In 1977 John and Janet were married and they have two children, Jennifer and Brad. Brad is now married to Pam and they have their first daughter, Anica. John enjoys camping, golfing and the whole Grandpa and Grandma experience.

| Envira-North FAQs

What makes Envira-North unique?

One of our sales team specialists will visit your facility so that a personalized package can be proposed so that you can be sure your fans will provide the best value for your investment. Each package is designed specific to your facility. Envira-North ensures that all necessary mounting hardware is included with your order.

Do you have any testimonials or references of customers who have purchased your products?

Included in our promotional material is a list of references and testimonial letters from some of our customers.

Where is Envira-North?

Envira-North Systems Ltd. is in Seaforth, Ontario. (Approx. 50 miles north of London, Ontario and approximately halfway between Goderich and Stratford on Highway 8)