Our Team

Giselle Chartrand

President
Giselle has over 20 years of industry experience as a national distributor and a global manufacturer. She brings value to every stakeholder she works with, and believes that challenging the status quo is the best way to pursue excellence.

Gus Deagazio

Vice President of Member Services
With 20+ years of experience in B2B distribution, Gus gives us and our members a vast array of knowledge in category management. He has excellent relationships with vendors, and understands how to navigate even the most complex procurement strategies.

Lesley Ariganello

Executive Assistant
Lesley manages and supports our members and their activities with an organizational mandate of growth and continuous improvement. Her dedication to Balpex is second to none and is dedicated to living the Balpex Values and Principles.

Tannys McKee

Marketing Coordinator
Tannys is a recent graduate from Seneca College with a degree in Business & Marketing. In her new role Tannys will be responsible for developing all aspects of our marketing and social media campaigns. Tannys is a sports enthusiast, she is a highly skilled downhill skier and slo-pitch baseball athlete. She also considers herself a diehard Maple Leaf fan.

Linda Forster

Executive Assisstant
Linda Forster has joined our team as Lesley’s replacement during her maternity leave. Linda has many years’ experience supporting clients. She was with Browne & Co. for 20 years and most recently with Restaurant Equipment Distributors of Canada. Linda is fluent in both English and French