Leadership Team

Leadership Team

We invite you to get to know us better.

Westwood's success is largely due to its dedicated team of leaders, who spend their days fostering an environment where expectations are not just met, but exceeded. We believe in the power of positivity, leading by example, and treating each other more like family than just colleagues.

Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke
President

What the kitchen means to me:

I come from a large family of five siblings, so the kitchen was always the place to convene at meals and find out what had gone on in everyone’s day. As my wife and I grew our own family with our busy lives, it continued to be the place to convene with family and friends. It is the central part of our home and lives.

I’m drawn to modern kitchens with high functionality and simple, streamlined designs.  Open concept is also important and therefore the kitchen needs to seamlessly blend with the surrounding furniture and décor. 

A little more about Peter C:

My wife and I are originally from the Toronto area. We have three active kids, well, young adults, across the country. After living in Saskatchewan for several years we have now found our home in Kelowna.

I have successfully grown several small to mid-sized companies with my background in both engineering and business management, all with a focus on quality and the customer.

Scott Amano

Scott Amano
Finance

What the kitchen means to me:

The kitchen is the place where I most closely bonded with my parents and created some of my fondest memories. I remember some amazing times with my mother teaching me how to cook Japanese comfort food like gyoza, tempura, karaage and ebi fry. Then over dinner, my father would explain to me how to properly maintain a car and fix pretty much anything. We also spent time talking about life in general and these discussions significantly influenced my personal values and the importance of a good attitude and strong work ethic.

I prefer kitchens with clean and simple designs but ultimately I love any kitchen that my wife loves.

A little more about Scott:

I’m a Prairie boy who has fallen in love with the Rocky Mountains. I’ve lived in roughly half of Canada from Ontario to BC and everything in between (with my very understanding wife). After living in Western and Central Canada, I’ve learned that I’m most at ease when hiking or snowshoeing in the mountains.

I’ve worked as a financial professional for the past 20 years in accounting, business valuation, advisory, manufacturing and agriculture. My wide range of work experience in various industries and locations has given me a broad strategic view of business leadership beyond the numbers, a curious mind, and an appreciation of the power of relationships.

Jeff Grenier

Jeff Grenier
Technology and Engineering

What the kitchen means to me:

The kitchen is the central hub of the home where everything happens. To me, the most important thing about a kitchen is that it’s functional, efficient and welcoming.

A little more about Jeff:

I’m a Kelowna native and have lived here for most of my life. I moved to Toronto to begin my career after finishing my Engineering Degree at Lakehead University in Ontario, but then eventually migrated back to the sunny Okanagan. I now have a wonderful wife and four children who love exploring all that British Columbia has to offer.

I’ve worked in manufacturing all my life, from building trucks and busses to cars and kitchens. In the 16 years that I’ve spent at Westwood, I’ve installed just about anything imaginable and have watched as the company doubled in size.

Deborah Steiger

Deborah Steiger
Human Resources

What the kitchen means to me:

The kitchen is the heart of the home - where life truly happens. It provides the perfect space to entertain or cook together for family and friends, and who can resist the amazing smells and scrumptious dishes that are created?

I love a kitchen that is contemporary with a touch of industrial - clean lines, bright white high gloss, state of the art appliances, industrial accents and lots of counter space.

A little more about Deborah:

My family immigrated from Germany and landed in Kelowna in 1959, and the roots were planted. I was born in Kelowna and just recently returned. I have three amazing, successful, beautiful daughters and two grandchildren. Life is great living in the stunning Okanagan!

I am a huge people-person and have spent over twenty years in the human resource field in various industries. A serendipitous event occurred and the opportunity to join the Westwood team came to fruition late fall of 2017. I love the people, I love the amazing kitchens we create for our customers and I love working with people to create opportunities for them to do awesome things.

Curtis Menard

Curtis Menard
Operations

What the kitchen means to me:

The kitchen is the center of the home where memories are made. It’s an environment of learning, expressing, sharing and laughing. The kitchen is a place for creating and invention, and of bonding with family and friends and building relationships that last a lifetime.

I enjoy european-style kitchens that are very open and clean, with a low gloss finish in multiple colours.

A little more about Curtis:

I was born in Edmonton, and grew up in the Yukon, Alberta and Peachland. After high school I followed my love to create and went on to further my education in the Machinist trade. I eventually worked as the VP of Operations for an equipment manufacturer in Alberta, where I worked for eighteen years.

I now live in West Kelowna and, having always loved anything that goes fast and any physical challenge, I enjoy working in the fast-paced environment of running a factory in the kitchen industry. Ten years in the kitchen industry has opened my eyes to how valuable this area is in the family home and how important it is to deliver a quality experience to all of our customers.

I am also the proud father of two amazing sons, who (unfortunately) have the same need for speed as I do!