Welcome Fred Vidican – Purchasing Manager!
Please join us in welcoming Fred Vidican – our new Purchasing Manager, working out of our Waterdown Head Office.
The Purchasing Manager forms integral part of the Purchasing or Procurement and Fleet Management functions within Gelderman by ensuring that the company makes wise purchases of goods and materials.
This role is key to leading Gelderman Landscape Services forward in securing quality suppliers that can help Gelderman meet its growth objectives.
Fred was born and raised in St. Catharines and moved to Burlington with his wife Sharon in 1997 to be closer to his work and reduce the daily commutes to the Toronto area. He got his CMA (Certified Management Accounting) degree through night school studies at Brock University and spent many years in Senior Finance and Management positions in a variety of industries from Mining and Smelting to High Tech and Aerospace.
In 2001 he started consulting in finance, system implementation and process improvements and offered his services to companies such as Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and Kraft Foods. He finds tremendous satisfaction in applying his experience in helping to bring value added change to assist growing companies in achieving their objectives.
Fred’s desire to find a rewarding opportunity closer to home led him to Gelderman’s door. He enjoys golf, billiards, fishing, exercise, working outside and spending time with his wife of 44 years.