Meet the Team

Matcom® is a company that values its employees and workers. We believe that we’re only as good as the people who work for us. Through a clear vision and a daily commitment, Matcom® creates and maintains a strong corporate culture and a friendly work environment that fosters productivity, innovation and continuous improvement.

There are many faces behind the Matcom® name. Here’s your chance to meet a few of them.

Eric Gowland

President

Eric comes to The Matcom Group with 28 years of experience in senior management leadership, after graduating from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering. Eric provides exceptional leadership and delivers outstanding business results through the practical development & execution of long-term, sustainable, profitable growth strategies. He is looking forward to leading Matcom through its continued success, maintaining the exceptional culture and talent that has been the cornerstone of The Matcom Group’s success to date for the duration of his business career.

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John Bernardo

VP Operations

John has been involved at all levels of operational management, project management, design, estimating and sales within the multi-trade industrial construction sector as well as the metal manufacturing sector for 33 years since graduating with a Mechanical Engineering Technologist Degree in 1982.

John’s depth of knowledge in the prime Mechanical contracting field and his 12 years of experience with The Matcom Group provides him with the strong foundation required to lead our company’s operations group into the future with a clear focus on total customer satisfaction.

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Emma O’Dwyer

VP Market Development and Corporate Affairs

Emma O started at Matcom with an extensive knowledge of international relations, marketing and communications. She has been able, over her 10 year career at Matcom, to learn the industrial service industry from the ground up working her way through multiple positions within the company from the accounting department to her current role. She has been a key player in many of the company’s acquisitions and new market strategies.

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Robert (Bob) Low

Director of Field Development & Deployment

Bob joined Matcom in 1998 as the company’s Director of Training and Safety. When Bob joined the company he was an accomplished millwright instructor with 12 years of experience training construction and industrial millwright apprentices. Bob was instrumental in setting up and executing Matcom’s Award Winning Apprenticeship program which he continues to lead today. In his current role, Bob is responsible for not only ensuring the right skill is dispatched to the right job but is also responsible for organizing and delivering on-going health and safety training programs as well as a variety of trade and skills upgrading programs for all Matcom team members.

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Sean Manley

Business Information Officer

Sean came to Matcom with a strong background in legal, information and business processes. With his global career experiences, Sean has been able to help Matcom build a strong foundation for continued growth and success into the future.

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Kathryn O’Dwyer

Chair

With 38 years’ experience in the industrial machinery moving and installation business, Kathryn brings a wealth of varied and in-depth knowledge to her current position. Always keen to encourage company growth as well as diversification in services provided, she looks forward to continuing to position The Matcom Group for future success.

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