Advanced Metal hosts a team of highly qualified and certified individuals that share a passion for all aspects of steel fabrication. We support one another to bring innovations and projects to life, from the design phase to the finished product. Working together is our biggest strength and ensures we complete all projects with the highest quality.
Jason Parks is a Canadian-born innovator, who started his first company in 2002 at the age of 22. With a background in welding and fabrication, Jason has designed and fabricated over 20 game-changing innovations. In 2003, Jason's steel fabrication company was born. Since then it has grown into the largest privately-owned steel fabrication company in Alberta. Jason has won many awards, including the BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and the Earnst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He continues to produce innovative technology above the standards of the industry. In his spare time, Jason is a devoted father to three beautiful daughters. He is also committed to training, conditioning, and fighting as a professional boxer.
Jason Johansen has been in the welding and fabrication industry for 25 years. Jason founded Advanced Metal in 2003. His first shop had only a 1000 square feet and 2 welders. Today, Advanced Metal has 75 000 square feet of shop space. As the president of Advanced Metal, Jason overseas everything to do with the shop, ensuring that the Advanced team is happy, that clients are happy, and that projects are completed in the safest and most effective way. Jason enjoys spending time with his three beautiful kids, skiing, golfing, traveling, and camping.
Raj Patel has both a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Appraisal in Plant and Machinery. He has worked in the fabrication industry since 2008. In the last 5 years, he has dedicated himself to structural steel, piping, and pressure vessels estimates. Currently, Raj is in charge of ensuring all materials and projects at Advanced Metal proceed with correct estimates for clients. In his spare time, Raj enjoys spending time with his family and playing cricket.
Scott MacDonald has 20 years of experience in the fabrication industry. Scott also has experience in shipping/receiving, as a welder, and as a CNC machine operator. He is currently Processing Supervisor at Advanced Metal. Before joining the Advanced team, he spent 10 years working for one of the largest North American truck body manufacturers. Scott enjoys spending time with his family in the back country: camping, trail riding, and snowmobiling.
Guillaume Allen is a native Quebequer, now proud to be an Albertan. With 13 years of experience in mechanical engineering and project management, and as Project and General Manager for Advanced Metal, he manages and ensures all projects are carried out in a timely, productive, and orderly fashion. In his spare time, Guillaume enjoys snowboarding, dirt biking, and rock climbing.
Nathan Weber is a certified engineering technologist, educated with both business and engineering qualifications. Nathan currently is the Lead Mechanical Designer for Advanced Metal, bringing new products and designs into reality in a cost-effective way for clients.
Ron Southes has many years of experience in the wielding and fabrication industry. Beginning in 1972, fabricating tanks and rail cars, Ron stepped into the role of quality and project management in 1989 for major oil companies in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and B.C. Since then, Ron has been Safety Management Supervisor/Auditor and Design and Cost Controller at Advanced Metal