In his role of Operational and Efficiency Expert, Daryl uses his collaborative leadership style and innovative thinking to mentor and coach owners and managers through a proven, customized approach to assist in improving profitability, coinciding with the well-being of the company and employees.
Daryl has more than 20 years of management experience across a wide array of global industries with a major focus on innovation, business improvement, team-building, lean manufacturing, Indigenous participation, and global product distribution. Throughout his career, he has been involved in strategic planning, acquisitions, turnarounds, financing, human resources, technical sales, engineering, supply chain management, and shareholder relations.
Before becoming an Associate of Igloo, Mr. Friesen was President of Flexxaire Manufacturing, President & GM of a John Deere and Ford dealership, and Vice President and General Manager of Metal Fabricators & Welding Ltd., based in Western Canada. As an Operational and Efficiency Expert, Daryl’s experience and guidance has led to the diversification of numerous products to serve the waste, mining, forestry, agriculture, and oil & gas industries, as well as strategic expansions into the U.S., Europe, and Asia marketplaces.
Mr. Friesen has been a Provincial Board Member for the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association, a Member of the Manufacturing Cluster Steering Committee, a Federal Government Appointee (Futures Committee), President of the Meadow Lake Chamber of Commerce, and a Hockey Commissioner & Coach (Meadow Lake).