Our experts

Experience and a passion for doing everything with precision and care drive the leadership team. We are all seasoned professionals who know what it takes to motivate people and inspire attention to detail. You can be confident that your facility is in the best hands.

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Dean is a transformational leader and operations executive with a proven track record of growth, employee engagement and customer service. He builds entrepreneurial and performance-based cultures while inspiring employee collaboration, empowerment and engagement. His previous leadership roles include CEO Sodexo North American, CEO Grainger Canada, CEO Sodexo Canada, President Compass Canada, and President Trammell Crow Company Canada.

Dean Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

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Harj began working in the family business at a young age. His vision and sound management helped build Alpine into the modern, national organization it is today. In life, Harj finds his inspiration from self-starters and people that came from humble beginnings. In a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, Harj brings deep-rooted integrity, a steady calmness, and inspiring leadership to Alpine.

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Chief Strategy Officer

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David has over 20 years' experience in operations management and business development. He combines knowledge of corporate structure with an entrepreneurial spirit to help make Alpine an industry leader. A mechanical engineer by education, David inspires teams to be their best.

David Best

Chief Operating Officer

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Angela Champ is a transformational executive with 20+ years of leadership experience in human resources, operations and management consulting. She believes that progressive HR practices go hand-in-hand with operations to ensure organizational success. Angela has been named as a Top 20 HR Leader in Canada by HR Directors Global 100, was on the Most Inclusive HR Influencer List in May 2020, and was a finalist for The Leadership Agency Award for Human Resources Leader of the Year in September 2020.

Angela Champ

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Chris Hibberd is a senior executive with 15+ years of experience in corporate finance, management consulting, strategic advisory, restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Alpine in Vancouver, he was Vice President in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young and has previously worked in Toronto and Calgary.

Chris Hibberd

Vice President, Finance

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Jason Bates is a results-driven, strategic leader with 20+ years of experience ranging from sales, strategic marketing, account operations leadership, change management, and process development. He has developed and implemented business development and operational initiatives in progressive roles with Trammell Crow, Compass, Sodexo and BGIS. Jason builds and motivates diverse, cross-functional teams who consistently exceed performance objectives and bring clients the best solutions.

Jason Bates

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

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Steve has worked in the custodial industry for over 35 years, 20 of which he spent growing and running his own very successful janitorial company. Steve fondly remembers being drawn to Alpine for its genuine corporate culture and says that he “immediately felt at home” here. Steve enjoys each and every day in his duties as Senior Vice President which include mentoring and grooming a highly promising team of executives to build a strong future for Alpine.

Steve Normann

Senior Vice President

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Rick spent 25 years in the grocery retail sector honing his skills before joining Alpine in 2010. He previously held leadership positions at one of Canada's largest grocery retailers and now is responsible for overseeing Alpine's grocery retail operations nationally. He is an expert at floor care, drives operational excellence and spearheads new innovative technologies at Alpine.

Rick Thompson

Executive Vice President

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During his extensive 42 years of experience in the janitorial industry, Nick has focused on operations, business development, and client retention. Nick accidentally fell into the business world when he was en route to becoming an architect. After completing his degree, he continued to pursue his business career and has never looked back. Nick joined Alpine to be part of the “special thing” he sensed about the company. He is excited to help grow Alpine to an elite janitorial service provider in Canada.

Nick Paulozza

Vice President – Eastern Canada