Sales


  • Bruce Beck

    Regional Sales Manager 

    Bruce Beck

    Regional Sales Manager


    Bruce Beck is a long time Pacbrake veteran! He grew up in a two stroke diesel shop, before becoming a life member of the sales team here at Pacbrake. When asked what he has enjoyed over the years, it’s our customers' after the fact response, to express their excitement or appreciation for the various products we have recommended that make their towing and traveling more enjoyable.

    He lives in the greater Vancouver area and outside of work he enjoys all things outdoors, in particular being somewhere on the water.

  • Jim Foster

    Inside Sales / Technical Supervisor 

    Jim Foster

    Inside Sales / Technical Supervisor


    Jim has 28 yrs of Pacbrake experience working in aftermarket sales, offering dealer & customer support. He loves how Pacbrake is always improving and developing new products to an ever changing diesel aftermarket world. He is excited about the relationships he has made over the years with the dealers and customers and this keeps him going.

    Jim's passions in life are his wife and 2 boys and he enjoys driving around with his family in his 1935 Ford. An avid NASCAR fan, Jim enjoys watching NASCAR races, as well as hockey games, in his free time.

  • Chris Lacey

    Technical Support / Customer Service 

    Chris Lacey

    Technical Support / Customer Service


    Chris has been part of Pacbrake team since 2009. He came with 10 years experience working as a brake and suspension mechanic. During his time with Pacbrake he has worked in customer service, technical support, and also in the service shop. He enjoys working with customers to ensure their Pacbrake product is working to its full potential.

    Away from work, Chris likes to relax & spend time with his wife & two children.

Management


  • Gabi Gavril

    President 

    Gabi Gavril

    President


    Gabi is a mechanical engineer by training with 24 years of automotive experience. Of these 24 years he spent 17 years with Pacbrake in various roles in engineering and management. He likes working with people as he believes that the best asset the company has are the people.

    He enjoys sailing in his free time and dreams to be on the beach every chance he has.

  • Tracy Braun

    Controller 

    Tracy Braun

    Controller


    Tracy has over 25 years experience working with the Accounting Department at Pacbrake. She lives close to work with her husband and daughter.

    Outside of work she spends her time with family and travelling the Caribbean.

  • Don Campell

    General Manager 

    Don Campell

    General Manager


  • Ryan Marander

    Vice President, Business Development  

    Ryan Marander

    Vice President, Business Development


    Ryan has over 20 years with Pacbrake working through various departments and has helped create many business processes that define Pacbrake today. He is actively involved in company management and plays a large role in overseeing Pacbrake's global supply chain.

    Ryan loves the outdoors and his hobbies, which include dirt biking and boating, are a driving force for his involvement in Pacbrake - truck towing solutions.

  • Peter Stec

    Engineering Manager 

    Peter Stec

    Engineering Manager


    Peter is an MBA and Mechanical Engineering Graduate. He has spent 7 years here at Pacbrake as a Manager and Mechanical Designer. He is passionate about team building and problem solving, taking enjoyment in speculating on what new products to bring to market.

    As a truck owner, Peter enjoys testing new product, as well as challenging his team to make the next great improvement.

Engineering


  • James Baldwin

    Manufacturing Engineering Technician 

    James Baldwin

    Manufacturing Engineering Technician


    James has been with Pacbrake since 1996, starting on the machines manufacturing engine and exhaust brakes, he moved into the Quality Department as an inspector helping to set up and maintain our quality system. James has traveled to China to set up and maintain supply chain in his new role as Quality Manager. He has since moved into the Engineering team with his years of product specific knowledge.

    He loves problem solving and coming up with solutions for production, and working with the great group of coworkers from manufacturing, quality, China team and engineering. You will find him out on his boat in the summer and outdoors whenever possible.

  • Kody Taylor

    Project Engineer 

    Kody Taylor

    Project Engineer


    Kody is a mechanical engineer by education and has been with Pacbrake for 4 years. He works in the design department and is usually found running simulations at his desk or running the test engines in our dyno cell. He finds product design to be intriguing and challenging and loves the fast pace of development at Pacbrake. He works closely with the senior engineers and designers and likes to absorb the available knowledge that only experience can offer.

    He lives close to work with his wife and child in their renovated heritage home, and enjoys cooking and riding his motorcycle.

Production


  • Mark Underwood

    Production Assembly Supervisor 

    Mark Underwood

    Production Assembly Supervisor


    Mark started his career working for companies such as Honda, Chrysler and Volkswagen in their Quality and Production departments. He has been with Pacbrake since 1998, starting in the Quality Department. Relative experiences have allowed him to move within different departments within Pacbrake over the years from Quality, Production/Assembly, Engineering & Purchasing. Mark was one of the original team members to be involved in establishing Pacbrake's global supply chain, requiring him to travel overseas, spending weeks and months at a time abroad building a Quality system and working first hand with qualifying suppliers for Pacbrake.

    His personal time is spent with family, playing baseball and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Vijay Khanna

    Receiving 

    Vijay Khanna

    Receiving


    Vijay started at Pacbrake in 1998, working on engine brakes in the machining department . He then went on to work in assembly, before taking a position in the receiving department in 2007. As the receiving in-charge he is now responsible to track and inspect every single part that comes into the building. Working for Pacbrake for over 19 years now, he has definitely worn different hats.

    In his free time, Vijay enjoys cooking and playing with the kids.