Meet the Staff
Sales & Office Staff
Graham Edney, General Manager
Graham is certainly the glue that keeps our team together. He is a lover of custom built hotrod’s and also builds them himself. His love of custom cars made him a natural fit for Sidewinder along with years of being in his own business and dealing with customers and staff alike. Graham was diagnosed with cancer in late 2012, but after a bout of chemotherapy and radiation he has come out ahead and looking forward to many more years with his grandchildren. After losing 86 lbs due to the treatment he says “it’s the most successful diet I’ve ever been on, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone” Graham
Janice Bergen, Office Manager
Janice Bergen started at Sidewinder in July 2009. She is the friendly voice that answers our phone as our receptionist and also deals with accounts payables and receivables amongst many other things. If you have any questions that deal with accounting, please ask for Janice.
Adam Hooper Sales / Production manager Adam Hooper started at Sidewinder in 2010 and has a background in the aircraft industry. Adam is involved in all aspects of our conversion from design to manufacturing. Also the team leader for our manufacturing crew, he makes sure things run smoothly. His enthusiastic and positive attitude is a welcome addition to the team. Adam is married and has 2 beautiful girls.
Clint Ponte, Sales
Clint is a great asset to the Sidewinder team, bringing with him 25 years experience in service and 8 in the mobility industry, there isn’t much of a learning curve here. A married man for almost as long as he has been in the service field and 3 kids along the way, his love for music, life and helping people is an asset to us here at Sidewinder.
Rob Gosse, Sales & Emmie, the boss
Rob is the newest member of the Sidewinder family. He ran his own shop and is a Red Seal mechanic. After spending some time at GF Strong himself he became a rehab assistant. With the combination of those two backgrounds, Sidewinder is thrilled to have him as part of our team. When he is not here, he is with family on the water or on the slopes.
James A, Senior Service Advisor & Technician
James Anderson started at Sidewinder in the spring of 2003. He is our senior technician and handles a lot of our service department work. He has certification for Braun, Bruno, EZ lock, MPD hand controls, Ricon, Suregrip hand controls, and Vantage Mobility International products. James brings years of experience to the customer service and repair part of our business and looks forward to helping our clients with their service needs.
Duane P, Technician
Duane Pringle has been with Sidewinder for twenty-nine years. He specializes in Sidewinder full-size van conversions which include installation of raised roofs, headliners, windows, flooring and complete automotive style interiors. Duane is also a certified Ricon Technician. Duane brings years of experience to the team.
Mike B, Licensed Mechanic
Mike Bradshaw started with Sidewinder in early 2012. He brings 20 years experience as a licensed automotive mechanic and is certified as a factory trained Chrysler technician. He is also certified for ICBC and motor vehicle inspector. Some of Mike’s duties include installations of lifts and hand controls and he does some of the service work. His humour and enthusiasm are a welcome addition to the team. He is also a loving husband and Dad to a very charming daughter.
Ben D, Technician
Ben is the youngest of our team coming to us right out of high school. He is a hard worker and has good learning skills. It did not take long for him to work on his own, mainly in our rear entry conversion department. He is another Chilliwack homegrown boy.