Key Personnel

Jim Gillis

Jim Gillis

President

  • Jim started working at Haida in 1967 and has been with the company for 47 years.
  • Graduated from the B.C. Institute of Technology - Business Management Program in 1966.
  • Married with 2 children and 5 grandchildren Jim's outside interests include golfing, hiking and travelling.
 
Robert Sandve

Robert Sandve

General Manager & Major Accounts Manager

  • Robert started at Haida in 1979 and has been with the company for 35 years.
  • Graduated from the B.C. Institute of Technology - Wood Products Program in 1976.
  • Robert's outside interests include hiking and boating with his family in B.C.'s coastal Gulf Islands.
 
Doug Marshall

Doug Marshall

Senior Accountant

  • Doug became a member of the Haida team in 1971 and has been with the company for 43 years.
  • Graduated from the University of B.C. in 1961 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Doug received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1964.
  • Married with 4 grandchildren Doug enjoys golf, sports and travel.
 
Gary Arthur

Gary Arthur

Sales Manager

  • Gary started at Haida in 1975 and has been a member of the Haida team for 39 years.
  • Gary started in production, moved into shipping and then into sales where he has looked after Haida's customers for the last 30 years.
  • In his spare time Gary enjoys hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and biking.
 
Misty Thompson

Misty Thompson

Traffic, Accounts Receivable, Payroll

  • Misty started at Haida in 1998 and has been with the company for 16 years.
  • Completed Accounting, Payroll and Computer courses at College.
  • Misty is a busy mother of three with a keen interest in photography.
 
Melisa Lieu

Melisa Lieu

Junior Accountant, Accounts Payable, Administration

  • Melisa started at Haida in January 2013.
  • Graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2012 with a Business Administration Honors Degree in Accounting.
  • Currently enrolled in the Certified General Accountants (CGA) designation program.
  • In her spare time Melisa enjoys traveling, reading and art exhibits.
  • Languages - English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
 
Robert Tam

Robert Tam

Management Trainee

  • Rob started with Haida in June 2013 with initial duties of updating company policy manuals, Plant Safety Manual, Plant Fire Safety Plan, and Dust Control Plan.
  • Graduated from UBC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science (Wood Product Processing) Degree and Commerce minor. Awarded UBC Wood Products Processing award in 2008 & 2012.
  • Rob's outside interests are snowboarding, mountain biking, and long boarding. He also enjoys traveling, reading, and playing the guitar.
  • Languages - English, French and Japanese (elementary proficiency)