29th February 2016 – We are proud to announce today that IGL Coatings USA Ltd (IGL USA) had been established to become the Master Distributor for United States. IGL USA will further expand the reach of the IGL Coatings products throughout United States.

The team behind the newly established IGL USA are the same team behind IGL Canada. The ever young and energetic Mr. Joel Lapalme and Mr. Jeff Kary. Growth of IGL Coatings in Canada had recorded a month on month growth and they are now hoping to do even better for the United States.

We understand that all products are needed urgently upon booking of a job by our customers hence, in order to ensure that our customers receives IGL Coatings products in a timely and and professional manner, a central distribution center for the United States in Depew (Buffalo), New York had been set up. This facility will provide immediate order processing; same day processing for orders received prior to noon. Orders are will be sent out using a 3 day ground service throughout the mainland United States

We also understand that there had been a lack of marketing materials and support and IGL USA aim to solve this issue by setting up a key person that will assist in all marketing and customer service issue.


About the Team Members of IGL Coatings USA Ltd

Joel LaPalme (jlapalme@iglcoatingsusa.com)

It all started at the age of sixteen, in his hometown of Haileybury, Ontario, where Joel started working at the local IGA. From there his love of the retail industry grew and led him to eventually move on to managing and directing companies such as Price Club/Costco, Business Depot/Staples, Loeb/Metro, LCBO and Aurora Importing. He has been highly sought after for his technical skills, industry reputation and real world experience which has enabled him to reach retailers and persuade consumers.

In business today you need to do more than only sell! You need to manage! Joel is a “no holds barred” forward thinker.

Today Joel and his associates are helping companies by getting their products to market. Every detail from showing your product line to retailers, looking at how to increase your sales, helping stores with merchandising, to building an advertising program to training your sales people; Joel and his associates deliver quality service.

Jeff Kary (jkary@iglcoatingsusa.com)

With over two decades of management and sales experience, Jeff Kary has developed a keen sense of how successful businesses operate. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family in Calgary’s oil and gas market gave Jeff a taste for business.

Having began his career selling seismic data in the oil and gas market, Jeff quickly learned that he is a person who likes to be in charge of his own destiny. Jeff purchased his first company in that market in 1997 and since then has owned, partnered and founded several businesses. Jeff’s diverse career has garnered him experience in a full range of services from sales and marketing, to finance, and further to acquisitions and divestitures.  Holding positions such as VP Sales and Marketing, President, and Chief Operating Officer of a publicly traded company that he co-founded taught Jeff the intricacies of coupling a strong knowledge of finance with excellent customer service.

In addition to Jeff’s business success, giving back to his community has always been a priority. Jeff organized annual volunteer days for his previous company where they would take clients and staff to an Easter Seals Camp facility where they would help prepare the camp for its special visitors each year. Jeff has also aided the local youth shelter in the obtaining of funds and the actual installation of a new kitchen. He has done work with the local woman’s shelter, heart and stroke foundation and several other philanthropic causes.

Andie Becken (marketing@iglcoatingsusa.com)

Andie Becken plays the role of Director of Marketing for North America. Andie brings years of marketing, customer service and corporate training experience to the IGL Coatings North America team. Andie will be providing IGL Coatings users in the North America with sales support and will ensure all customers have access to all the current marketing and promotional materials, most of which will be provided to at little or no cost.





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