Mechanical Sales Company is an Independent Manufacturers Representative. Since 1970, we have served the industrial power transmission market by representing elite manufacturers of Industrial Power Transmission for the MRO and OEM markets.
Elite manufacturers demand elite representation and that is exactly what we deliver. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with our team of professionals below.
Direct Line: (705) 734-3762
MESACO (Mechanical Sales Company) was started by Gord’s father, Tom Jopling, in 1970. Following a successful professional sales career, Gord joined the family business in 2001 as a sales representative. In 2007, Gord bought the business from his father and began a period of transition and re-branding.
In his professional career he is most proud of the successful succession of the business. Despite the economic downturn of 2008-2009, MESACO was able to thrive and ultimately became stronger because of it.
His favorite part of the industrial power transmission industry is helping customers solve problems. The line card is built around high quality problem solving products. Solving problems together has allowed Gord to build excellent relationships with both his principles and customers.
·His favorite part about working at MESACO has been building a strong team and a winning culture. Gord loves to share in both the successes his team has and also in the challenges they face together.
Gord’s favorite quote is:
“For Every Finger Pointing Out, There Are Three Pointing Back”
Gord is a husband and father of 2 children. He is proud of his commitment to a work/life balance which has allowed him to enjoy and share beautiful experiences with his family.
His favorite bands are U2 and INXS. His favorite food is a beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes as a side. His guilty pleasure is Subway chocolate chip cookies.
In his leisure time Gord enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and spending time on the water with his family.
Sales Rep - Quebec and Maritimes
Direct Line: (514) 225-6797
Marc Verroneau started his career in industrial power transmission in 1987 as a branch manager for GBS in Montreal. In his first 2 years he increased the revenue at the branch by 4 times!
He earned the business of a large multi-national mining company in his local market. In the coming years he expanded the contract out of his local market and across all of North America.
His favorite part of the industrial power tranmission industry is the variety of his day to day experiences. Marc is curious, asks a lot of questions, and loves to learn about his customers processes and business.
HIs favortie part about working for MESACO is the complementary product lines offered by the manufacturer's he represents and the ability it gives him to solve a variety of problems for his customers.
Marc's words to live by are:
"Listen more than you talk"
Marc's favorite music is 70's rock and he is an avid vinyl collector. His favorite food is a surf and turf dinner and his guilty pleasure is talking about politics.
In his leisure time Marc enjoys woodworking, painting, playing guitar and piano, reading books and watching movies.
Sales Rep - Southwestern Ontario
Direct Line: (416) 623-8143
Before joining MESACO Cameron worked for 10 years in the automated lubrication system industry. He started in a warehouse position and worked his way to an outside sales role.
He is proud of the relationships he was able to build with his customers which have lasted and carried through into his new career in industrial power transmission.
His favorite part of the industrial power transmission industry is the opportunity to learn something new every day so that he can solve problems, make improvements, and save money for his customers.
His favorite part about working for MESACO is the family culture, the fun he has learning new things on the job, and the support he receives from the rest of the team.
Cameron's words to live by are:
"You don't know what you don't know, so listen and try to understand"
His favorite music is alternative rock from the 90's and 2000's. His favorite food is boerenkool stamppot - a traditional Dutch meal.
His guilty pleasure is singing in the car and in his leisure time Cameron enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing sports.
Inside Sales Manager
Direct Line: (705) 730-0274
Owen began his career in industrial power transmission in 1998 with a distributor in Barrio, Ontario. He started in shipping and receiving, was promoted to the front desk, and then into inside sales.
He is always looking forward and is proud of his courage to make changes in his professional life/
His favorite part of the industrial power transmission industry is that things are always different and changing. He has been able to learn about a number of different products and services to support his customers.
Owen's favorite quote is:
"Nobody said life was easy...and Nobody was wrong"
Owen is a proud husband for 30 years and a father of two children. His second job is taking his kids to hockey and cheer leading events and being their number one fan.
His favorite band is U2 but lately he has also been getting into the music his kids like and his favorite foods are pizza and Subway sandwiches.
His guilty pleasure is researching anything paranormal. In his leisure time Owen enjoys camping at Algonquin park with his family and golfing with his son.
Direct Line: (705) 888-4317
After a brief attempt at retirement, Frank joined MESACO in 2006. Before that he spent 37 years in the industrial car wash manufacturing industry. He started in an entry level position and worked his way up to service manager and eventually, manufacturing operations manager.
In the role of manufacturing operations manager he was responsible for engineering, purchasing, inventory control, employees, maintenance, and service. He has an excellent knowledge of power transmission, plumbing, and electrical systems.
He is proud of the dedication he was able to show to his former employer, staying there for 37 years - Frank considers himself part of the "old school".
His favorite part about working at MESACO is the flexibility offered to him and the fact that it keeps him busy and engaged.
Frank's favorite quote is:
"If you love what you're doing, don't stop!"
Frank's favorite music is 60's as it's easy listening when entertaining guests. His favorite food these days is anything he can prepare is his Sous-Vide.
Frank has three children and seven grandchildren who he is very proud of. He loves to spend time with his family. The grandchildren keep him busy but at least he can send them home Sunday evening!
Besides spending time with his family Frank enjoys golfing and playing pickle-ball with his friends.
Jennifer had worked in the legal industry for 20+ years, building an excellent background in business administration before joining MESACO.
Seeking a change of environment and a more positive work / life balance, Jennifer joined her husband Gord at MESACO in 2019.
She enjoys the challenges at MESACO. The constant learning curve of the tasks and projects keeps her engaged, plus there are some aspects that require creativity and that is fun!
She is proud of the integrity, confidentiality, and kindness she has displayed throughout her professional career.
Jennifer's words to live by are:
"Do the right thing, even when no one is watching"
She is proud that many times in her personal life she has been the person that someone can talk to without judgement, and that she has always been trustworthy with that information
Her favorite movies are nature documentaries and her guilty pleasures are mindless romance movies and Anne of Green Gables.
In her leisure time she loves to be outdoors. It is where she recharges. She has spent many years riding and working with horses. She also loves spending time with her dogs, a pair of Rhodesian Ridgebacks.