NA Management

Rick MerawRick Meraw
Senior Vice President, Gardien Services USA

Mr Rick Meraw was born and raised in a rural area of Toronto Canada. In June 1992 he graduated with an Electronic Engineering Technologist degree, with honors from a local community college. Rick started working for a year in a printed circuit board manufacturer, before joining Gardien Services Canada in November 1993. At Gardien Services Rick began working as a customer liaison, technical support and process engineering. In 2001 Rick became the operational manager for the Toronto location. Rick continued in that position and was made Senior Vice President of Operations of Gardien Services USA in July, 2011. Since that time Rick has been working with the USA PCB manufactures to improve their quality control processes.


Niraj PatelNiraj Patel
Vice President, Gardien North America  

Mr. Niraj Patel joined the company on a part time basis in 1993 while attending college full time. He worked in various positions until he graduated from the Centennial College Computer Systems Technology program, whereupon he was hired full time. He progressed through several testing and CAM department positions and was appointed North American CAM Manager in 1998. After 18 years with the company, Mr. Patel was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, Gardien Services Canada Inc. in 2011. In January, 2015 Mr. Patel became Vice President NA of the newly combined organizational unit North America which includes the Canada and USA.


Kevin Syvret
Finance Director, North America

Mr. Syvret joined Gardien Services Canada as Financial Controller in 2001 and assumed the role of Finance Director North America in 2007. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Syvret has held senior finance and accounting roles, including with Canadian Pacific Ltd and Sprint Inc.