VYKAN



About Us

Your Manufacturing Partner

Vykan Profile Cutting

About Our Company, The Services, Experience & People

For you to get a true understanding of Vykan or any other manufacturing facility you must peel away the layers and see the true experience and people that are at the core of the business.

For local family run facilities, the amount of experience and knowledge are often untapped or unknown to people outside of their direct networks. You need to trust the people that are producing the parts and projects that are going to affect the critical building aspects of your project.

We know if you are on our website, you have an important role in your company and you are making important decisions, we want to give you a stress-free way to source what you need.

The team was brought together to combine a unique blend of strengths, skill sets, and manufacturing experience to build synergy in customer service and manufacturing abilities. Servicing large, mid and small level manufacturing customers in a variety of industries that include food and beverage, automotive, aviation, construction to list only a few.

We are partnering with some of the best in CNC machine technology in Messer and Plasma power technology in Hypertherm to make sure we bring you the best in cutting technology. Our unique blend of experience, machine technology, and customer service can help you save on costly design errors and oversights. We offer unique solutions with our in-house capabilities, at the core our waterjet and HD plasma cutting services allow us to offer the right cutting method to our clients.

Keeping to core values, we always offer the most economical options even if it means reduced revenue on individual orders, we want to source you the right quality for the job specs every time.

Our doors are always open to new and interested clients, we love bringing people on our floor to show them how we make things happen. While touring our facility there is a good chance you will bump into one of our team members making things happen.

Meet the Team

Ken Giesbrecht

President- Head of Estimating

Starting and building businesses is not something that Ken has been a stranger to over his 30 years in manufacturing. With a passion for entrepreneurial opportunities his experience list is long. A career in building, sourcing, and designing through lots of different disciplines has given Ken experience that he passes along to clients. He has been designing and sourcing parts for over 30 years, now he is making and delivering those parts. Ken’s ability to come up with simple solutions to complicated problems makes him the backbone of the company. He is also a fixture in the robotics community as a leader and mentor for different robotics programs. Ken has raised his family in Niagara, Dustin along with his other son Ryan, daughter Jackie and wife Janet are all lifelong residents. Aside from Ken’s obvious passions for designing and building, he is also a BBQ pit master and avid listener to classic rock.

Dustin Giesbrecht

Director of Technology & Production

Dustin makes things, and he makes them well, as the director of technology and overseeing quality control he has an extremely busy day to day life of the floor. Sufficient in CNC machine operation and maintenance, to go along with CAD design his importance in the day-to-day operations can’t be understated. His close to 10 years of manufacturing experience has helped him to become an expert in material handling, and parts manufacturing. With his roots also in Niagara Dustin enjoys staying active lifting weights, playing volleyball, making knives, and gaming in his free time. He is half of the father son team that make this a family owned and operated business.

Kevin Erb

Technical Sales & Marketing

A lifelong Niagara resident, his roots are very deep. Graduating with an education and degree from Brock University Kevin was brought in from the inception of the company in March of 2017. Since starting from a stand still Kevin has used his experience in sales combined with his content marking background to help position Vykan as the premiere profile cutting service in Southern Ontario. In his spare time you can catch him on a golf course or hockey arena, but it is likely he is spending time with his two kids and loving wife Meaghan.

Community Youth Manufacturing Partner

Niagara Robotics Youth Manufacturing Team

Shaping the Future of the Industry

Vykan is also home to a community robotics program for youth ages 8-18. Niagara Robotics allows youth within the with region an opportunity to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through a robotics program participates in FIRST Ontario Competitions.

It is widely regarded that there is a current and ongoing problem with labor shortage in skilled trades. It is the responsibility of every manufacturing company to chip in and open their doors to the next generation. This program is an opportunity for students to engage in all aspects of manufacturing from concept & design, to building and programming students have the opportunity to go to the next level in engineering.

 

We Encourage any youth that is interested in manufacturing to Visit the link below to find our more information!

Niagara Robotics - Programmed for Excellence