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 success 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.
John Labron, Sales
John Labron has been involved in driving equipment and vehicle conversions since the early 60’s. After selling his company (Labron Mobility Aids Ltd.) in 1999 he took an early retirement. In the summer of 2004 Sidewinder convinced him to come out of retirement to come and help us out temporarily, for a two week period to cover for staff holidays. We are happy to say that he is still a part of the Sidewinder family.
We are also very proud as of 2013 John was one of the first inductees into the Mobility Equipment Dealers Association’s hall of fame – congratulations John!
John is a great Husband, father, and Grandfather.
Clint Ponte, Okanagan Sales
Clint is the newest member 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.
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.
Adam H, Sales / Production Manager
Adam Hooper started at Sidewinder in 2010 and has a back ground in the aircraft industry. Adam is involved with all aspects of our conversion building as well as the team leader for our manufacturing crew. His enthusiastic and positive attitude, are a welcome addition to the team. Adam is married and has beautiful baby girl, with a second child on the way.
Duane P, Technician
Duane Pringle has been with Sidewinder for twenty five years. He specializes on Sidewinders 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, and involved with our side-entry program. 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 inspections. Some of Mike’s duties include installations of lifts and hand controls and he does some of the service work. He is also involved in the side-entry construction. His humour and enthusiasm are a welcome addition to the team. He is also a loving husband and Dad to a very charming daughter.
Wes D, Technician
Wes is another local Chilliwack boy and fits our team due to his background in welding and fabricating. A hard worker and good team player, Wes is another valuable asset to our Sidewinder team.
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 home grown boy.