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Our people

Exer-Tech employs the following staff members:

Donnie Neron, Owner, Operator and Consultant
Donnie founded Exer-Tech in 1988 after working as an in-house technician at a local gym. At that time, there were no independent service companies in the Ottawa area and he set out to fill that need. The company has grown and evolved under his leadership and is today the largest, best-stocked, and best-trained independent service company in the region.

Donnie has spent his career in the fitness industry, including as a bicycle mechanic at Gloucester Cycles, a service manager at Gym Systems and City Wide Sports, and a fitness instructor at Holiday Fitness Clubs. His many certifications include factory training on all major fitness equipment brands, Arc Welding 1, MIG Welding, Oxy Acet. Welding, Lathe & Milling Machine 1, Autobody 1 & 2, WHMIS training and CPR.

Donnie's technical expertise is also derived from his natural talents as a mechanic and technician. He has a passion for Mini Coopers, which he collects, restores, modifies, shows and races. He is a founding member, vice president and treasurer of the Ottawa MiNi Club. He also enjoys swing dancing, golfing, moto cross riding, fishing, skeet shooting and downhill skiing.

Donnie lives outside of Ottawa with his wife, Carmelie, and their three cats.

André Lagueux, Service Technician
André has been with Exer-Tech since 2001. His combination of mechanical, electrical and welding skills ensures excellent service for Exer-Tech clients. André previously spent five years managing a crew of seven maintenance workers at St-Laurent Shopping Centre in Ottawa - a job that involved welding, electrical and mechnical work.

André's many certifications include Arc Welding from Algonquin College, Man Lift Operator certificate, Lifefitness certification, and WHMISS certification. He also has his Class DZ and air brakes driver license.

André is an avid hockey player and outdoorsman whose favorite pastimes include boating, hunting, fishing, and time at the cottage with his wife and two daughters.

Kirk Earl, Service Technician
The most recent addition to the Exer-Tech service team, Kirk has been with the company since 2006. Prior to this he owned Serious Sound, a car audio business, for 10 years, and worked as an audio technician for five years before that. He sold and installed audio and satellite equipment, designed and fabricated customer car audio installations, and won Top Installer in Ontario at an event sponsored by Clarion Car Audio.

Kirk is certified on Nautilus fitness equipment and is fully trained on all major brand-name fitness machines. He lives in Kemptville and enjoys NASCAR, boxing, and working on his collection of trucks.

Carmelie Laflamme, Administration
Carmelie provides part-time administrative support for Exer-Tech in addition to working as a lab technologist in Ottawa. She is also Donnie's wife, an exceptional cook, award-winning sommelier, a fellow Mini enthusiast and swing dancer.

 

Sylvia Noort, Office Assistant

Sylvia provides full-time administration and billing support, client service, and website updates for Exer-Tech Inc.