Leadership Team

Mark Albertine, President & CEO

Mark Albertine brings nearly 30 years’ experience in all facets of the aluminum and glass construction industry. In 1989, shortly after completing university, Albertine founded OpenAire, a firm that designs and constructs unique retractable roof structures and skylights. As president, his company has developed custom retractable enclosure and operable roof systems for a number of applications all over the world. The company’s commitment to innovation has been instrumental in establishing OpenAire as the market leader. OpenAire’s structural quality and performance, reliability and aesthetic beauty are unequaled in the market place.

Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Bruce Marsh, Corporate Vice-President

Bruce Marsh is co-founder of OpenAire. As Corporate Vice-President, Bruce Marsh, heads OpenAire’s talented team of designers and engineers. He is principally responsible for delivering quality, custom designs that both meet clients’ needs and is engineered to the highest standards. An innovator by nature, Bruce developed the original and subsequently enhanced designs for OpenAire’s structure.

Bruce studied Engineering at Wilfred Laurier University and has been a licensed glazer since 1976.

Deborah Baker, CPA, CA , Vice-President & CFO

As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for OpenAire Inc., Deborah is responsible for the day-to-day business, financial planning and decision making for the corporation. Over the past sixteen years, her entrepreneurial spirit, positive and supportive leadership style and unwavering commitment to customer service have been pivotal to OpenAire’s success.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfred Laurier University and received her Chartered Accountant designation through the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. She serves on the Board of Directors for PACE Credit Union and is currently Chair of their Audit Committee. Her previous experience with Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants, the Provincial Auditor, GE Capital and various private sector businesses have helped shape her financial acumen and people-first approach.

David Bolwerk, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, David Bolwerk has been with OpenAire the last 24 years as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. David oversees OpenAire’s global sales and marketing activities. His expertise in architecture, glass construction and movable systems has been instrumental in helping to establish OpenAire as a market leader and helping clients bring their unique vision to life.

David holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Cardinal Stretch University and an Associate degree in Architecture from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has also studied Architectural Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering and Civil Engineering at Marquette University.

Louis Liu, P. Eng., Structural Engineer

As Structural Engineer, Louis leads the structural design activities and staff at OpenAire. With over 23 years of experience in EPCM and manufacturing, Louis has held numerous leadership roles with a specific focus on metal and aluminum structure design. As a key lead in the design of custom structures, Louis uses state-of-the-art design and engineering analysis software to ensure every component of our buildings meets the required building codes and environmental conditions.

Louis holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalian University of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada and mainland China.

Nancy Patterson, MBA , B.Arch, Director Business Development & Design

Nancy is a business leader who has worked in commercial entertainment architecture field for over 20 years, working with multiple clients globally. Nancy works with new and existing clients who require expanded service offerings, assisting them with programming, budgeting, team development, partnerships, (and as a designer) with creative direction for all other elements of planning and design within the commercial attractions space. In addition to serving as business development director across a successful project portfolio of projects and clients, day-to-day, Nancy also maintains the strategic growth and development of corporate undertakings including, sales, marketing and new business ventures.

Nancy holds of a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario.

Martin Step, BME, P. Eng., Senior Mechanical Engineer

At OpenAire, Martin is responsible for leading the design and manufacturing engineering activities for all mechanical systems used in our buildings. Martin brings over 42 years of engineering experience having worked in a number of senior leadership roles. Martin has extensive experience in lean manufacturing and project management and adopts a hands-on approach to problem-solving that is innovative, strategic and executable.

Martin holds of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Jeremy Marshall, Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager, Jeremy manages every aspect of a client’s project from design concept through to installation and completion. With over 10 years of experience, Jeremy is an expert in managing the finite details of any project while ensuring the client’s overall vision is always met. A true professional, Jeremy works closely with each client to ensure the project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. Some of Jeremy’s notable projects at OpenAire include Silver Leaf Resort, WaTiki Waterpark, Toronto Cricket Club and the Jay Peak Resort, North America’s largest indoor waterpark.

Jeremy is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Architectural Technology Program.

Ariel Hernandez, Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager, Ariel manages all aspects of client projects from design concept through to installation and completion. With over 10 years of experience with OpenAire, Ariel is an expert managing all facets of our projects including design, fabrication, installation and on-going customer service. Ariel oversees all custom CNC programming and fabrication and manages corporate IT and provides technical support to our CAD activities. A dedicated professional, Ariel works closely with each client to ensure the project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. Some of Ariel’s notable projects at OpenAire include AquaSferra Ukraine, Royal Glenora Club, Bolivar YMCA and a multitude of spectacular custom residential projects.

Ariel holds his Bachelor of Hydraulic Engineering.

Eric Koch, Director of Manufacturing

A skilled fabricator by trade, Eric has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing the aluminum industry. With OpenAire for 15 years, his role as production manager is responsible for the manufacturing department overseeing a staff of 30 skilled manufacturers who fabricate all of OpenAire’s systems. Due to the custom nature of OpenAire buildings, Eric is continuously innovating OpenAire’s fabrication process designing custom methods and systems and implementing state-of-the-art fabrication equipment.