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Team of Directors

Kelly Youngdale

President

Kelly is responsible for the overall direction of LINC, reporting to the Board of Directors. Kelly has seen many changes since starting in 1993. From an initial starting position in Sales, to Sales and Marketing Director in 1999, to becoming president in 2010, he has seen the company grow from 4 people to what it is today. Kelly is active in a number of local organizations that promote a better community. He attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Economics in 1993. Kelly is married with 2 children and lives in Ottawa. He is active in his children’s activities and enjoys woodworking, cycling and spending time with family.

Paul Carusi

Director, Sales & Marketing

Paul heads up our Sales and Marketing team. He brings many years of Sales, Marketing and Management experience to LINC. His experience in running successful sales and marketing teams includes management roles within Fortune 500 and international companies. Paul moved to Canada from Australia to head up and run the Canadian and U.S. divisions of a globally based advertising company. His professional background extends across the IT, Communications, Advertising and Technology sectors. Paul is married with 3 children and lives in Ottawa. Outside of LINC, he enjoys cycling, golf, going to the gym and spending time with family.

Daryl Newman

Director, Technical Operations

Daryl is responsible for coordinating with our sales team and clients to ensure technical requirements are understood and accommodated. He is instrumental in working with our production team to maximize efficiencies in the manufacturing process and ensure quality meets or exceeds requirements. Daryl brings over 21 years of manufacturing experience in various positions with national and international companies, including production manager, manufacturing manager and maintenance manager. He is a graduate of Mount Allison University, with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Certificate in Engineering. Daryl brings a team approach philosophy to our workplace. He enjoys coaching hockey, cabinet making, playing golf and traveling.

Joel MacCaull

Director, Production & Project Management

Joel is responsible for the overall production at Label Innovation. Included within the production area are Estimation, Research & Development, Purchasing, and Shipping & Receiving. Joel came to us in 2010 after 18 years in positions of increasing responsibility within the Automotive Glass division of PPG Industries. His last position before joining Label Innovation was Engineering Manager at the Hawkesbury lamination plant. An Industrial Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt, Joel has 25 years of experience developing processes to MIL (military), TS (automotive), and ISO standards. Outside of work, Joel enjoys spending time with his family at the cottage in Prince Edward Island, and skating on the Rideau Canal in winter.

Rick Whittall

Director, Human Resources

Rick is responsible for strategic human resources activities, including workforce development and organization effectiveness, compensation, staffing, HR processes and information management. Rick held a similar post with Agere Systems Canada, formerly a part of the microelectronics division of Lucent Technologies. Rick’s career has included Senior Management and HR Business Partner roles at Compaq Canada and Digital Equipment of Canada. Rick has conducted independent consulting engagements with high-tech companies focused on measuring employee emotional commitment. He has an academic background in Social Psychology with a MSc. from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University. Away from work, Rick enjoys time with family and friends, golf, boating and travel.

Rudy Witlox

Director, Finance

As Director of Finance at Label Innovation, Rudy comes to us with a CPA-CGA and a MBA from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining LINC, Rudy was the Director of Finance for Roof Building Service, CFO for Pacific Safety Products and held operation roles at Cooper Bussmann, Stanley Tools and GE. Rudy brings a background in both operations and finance, focusing on manufacturing, driving productivity and profitability through his finance acumen, and use of tools like Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing. Away from work, Rudy is an enthusiastic skier and avid snow boarder, also enjoying time spent with golf and curling. Rudy also sits on the Board at the Yves Landry Foundation, which focuses on supporting technological education and skills training for Canadian manufacturers.