Donald J P Giffin


Don Giffin is a 49-year veteran of the specialty contracting business.  Learning the business from the ground up, Don has experience within the markets his organization serves that is second to none.  Since the inception of Giffin, as a direct result of knowledge, integrity, and leadership, Don has produced a global leader in surface finishing systems.

Richard Giffin

President and CEO

Richard Giffin has been involved in the paint finishing industry for 19 years.  Learning the business from the ground up, Richard has held successful tenure in all areas of the business, including field operations, engineering – design, purchasing, proposal – estimation, and sales.

Shane Gerkin

Chief Operating Officer

Shane Gerkin has 42 years of experience in the Paint Finishing Industry. Prior to joining Giffin Inc., Shane worked for both AB Myr, and ABB where he held positions as Proposal and Estimating Manager, Director of Engineering and Design, and Vice President of Operations. Shane has earned a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleary College.

Daniel Burnard

Chief Finance & Strategy Officer

Daniel Burnard has performed Contract Lifecycle Management and Cost Management for over 41 years within the Power Generation and Paint Finishing sectors of construction, including the last 11 years at Giffin, Inc. Prior to joining Giffin, Inc. Dan worked for Bechtel Power, ABB and Detroit Stoker in various positions, including Contract Management, Project Management, Sales Management and Cost Administration.

Douglas Giffin

Vice President - Finance and Administration

Doug Giffin began his career in paint finishing in 2011. Since then, he has held numerous roles within purchasing, project cost accounting and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph, as well as Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance degrees from Walsh College.

Dominic Ventola

Vice President - Operations

Dominic Ventola has over 36 years of experience working in large, high-volume manufacturing settings, including the Paint Finishing industry. Prior to joining Giffin Inc., Dominic spent a long career with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) where he held numerous positions including the Plant Manager of the Belvidere (IL) Assembly Plant, and the North American Director of Manufacturing Engineering for General Assembly. In addition, he spent over 20 years directly managing the operation of several FCA paint facilities in both Canada and the United States. Dominic holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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