Hilton Berger, vice president and co-founder of Saand Inc., has announced his decision to retire, due to ongoing health issues.
His retirement will bring to a close a remarkable career, spanning over 25 years, building and growing the company, according to a company release. Hilton will remain an advisor to the company as needed, but will transition out of his role effective 1 August.
Berger co-founded the company in 1990 alongside Mark Franklin. Together they built Saand into one of the major glass and mirror fabricators in Canada. Berger provided leadership in all elements of the business and was personally responsible for building Saand’s sales and marketing while developing long-standing relationships with customers. He encouraged a culture for the development and growth of Saand employees to meet the demands of the growing business while also ensuring mentorship for internal progression. His legacy will remain at the foundation of the business the company said.
“I’m greatly honoured to have played a major part in leading this company from producing our very first piece of mirror in 1990 to where we are today,” Berger said. “There is never a perfect time to transition into retirement but we have embarked on a new strategy with a great leadership team, and I’m confident our CEO, Peter Garvey, will lead Saand to new and exciting highs.”
“Hilton has been a visionary from the beginning and his contribution to systematizing and scaling our business has been invaluable,” Franklin said. “We have enjoyed a solid partnership and relationship over so many years, complimenting each other’s strengths and helping each other overcome our challenges. Hilton will be sorely missed by all those who worked with him both from inside and outside of the organization.”