About Us

Canadian-owned and operated for twenty years, our design, engineering and fabrication capabilities combined with our passion for glass hardware and innovation, will bring your vision into reality! From Standard to High Design – We Know Glass Hardware!

Engineering and Design Services

Your One-Stop Shop For Glass Systems!

Bring us your ideas, your napkin sketch, your drawings and we’ll make sure to deliver you a solution that will bring your project to life!

We provide the technical services and guidance that back up our hardware so that all the details, from specifications to installation, are taken care of.

Our services include:

  • Pre-tender technical review
  • Shop drawings and drafting services
  • Structural and glass engineering
  • Providing specification language for tender
  • Guidance with project timelines
  • Recommendations for install

Design Assist Brochure

We Speak Your Language!

What differentiates us in the industry is the range of responsive solutions we offer for architectural glazing features and challenges, we simply don’t accept things that don’t work! We will listen to your ideas and supply the right solution for your project.

Our services and hardware cover the full spectrum of customization, from minor modifications to designing a completely custom part to reflect the architectural expression of the overall design, in a cost-effective way.

Glass Hardware has to do the job, but its other function is to look good! While our products are designed and tested for strength and safety, we’re passionate about aesthetic features such as sculpted lines, rounded edges and clean connection points.

LUNCH & LEARNS – Available Virtually

We have 20 years of glass expertise and are passionate about sharing it! We offer accredited learning hours for architects with our Lunch & Learn presentations.

Over the last year and a half, we’ve honed and refined our presentations for an interactive virtual experience. We can speak to a range of topics – our most popular is an overview/intro to point-supported glazing. We can also present on options for structural glass walls as well as the age-old question “Do we need a top cap?” by delving deeper into Canada’s CSA-A500 guide or can do something completely custom and tailored to your team (much like our products!). Contact us to book a lunch and learn with your team!

Stella is a Recognized Education Provider for both the AIBC (Architectural Institute of BC) and AAA (The Alberta Association of Architects).

Stella is a proud member of several industry associations such as the Fenestration Association of British Columbia, the OGMA (Ontario Glass and Metal Association) and the Toronto Construction Association.

A Green Approach 

Our parts are 75% post-consumer material, and we support LEED certification by helping you incorporate energy-efficient glazing systems in the form of double or triple glazing and sunshades into projects with sustainable initiatives.

Custom Solutions

The Right Products For The Right Application!

Custom can mean a lot of things, and often the term is reserved for high-end one-off projects, But at Stella, we find that custom is often the answer to a lot of practical problems. Working with designers to create new parts from scratch is what lights us up and inspires the work we do.

We believe that hardware is not static and should evolve to meet project requirements. Creating hardware that fits perfectly with glass thickness, varying sub-structures, and specific dimensions is what we do. Whether that involves a major re-design or a small tweak, we ensure our product fits seamlessly into your system.

Custom Means Finding Creative Ways to Lower Costs.

Custom design can lower glass structural costs by creating parts that can accommodate and compensate for glass thickness or the need for additional steel structure support – you save money on glass and steel, the most expensive elements in any project.

Meet the Team

When Roy created Stella in 2001, he made his number one priority to form a collaborative and intelligent team committed to design and innovation, pushing the design envelope whenever possible. Stella has become a company of passionate professionals who are consistently discovering new technologies and trends. They care about design excellence, each other and successful projects!

Roy Lamont
President

Roy Lamont

President

With over 30 years of experience in the glazing and construction industry in South Africa, Roy recognized a niche for a Canadian-owned and operated glass hardware company. Specifically, North America needed a company that recognized the importance of strong aesthetic design with the flexibility to respond and create unique products/solutions for specialized projects. Roy’s naturally creative instinct kicked in, and building on his background of various roles within the construction and glazing industry, he created Stella Custom Glass Hardware in 2001.

From Stella’s inception, his number one priority has been to form a collaborative and intelligent team committed to design and innovation that truly listens to the architect’s vision and pushes the design envelope to make it a reality.

Today, Roy is involved in projects at a conceptual stage, working collaboratively with architects, engineers, and glazing contractors, at the outset to create the framework for outstanding facade systems.

Adam Stephenson
CEO Designate/P.Eng.

Adam Stephenson

CEO Designate/P.Eng.

Poised to take over leadership as CEO, Adam has made significant contributions to date during his 4-year tenure as Director of Engineering. From implementing streamlined design processes to his personal passion for technological advancement in the form of a new company-wide ERP program and 3D modeling capabilities to better serve our customers, Adam has managed continuous improvements throughout the organization.

As a professional engineer with a degree in Integrated Engineering from UBC, Adam brings extensive management, engineering, design, and manufacturing experience to the Stella team. Managing large cross-functional technical teams, he has launched multiple new and innovative products in the Architectural, LED, Renewable Energy, and Biomedical sectors.

Andres Lopera
Director of Operations

Andres Lopera

Director of Operations

An Industrial Engineer with post degrees in International Business and Supply Chain management, Andres joined the Stella team with over 15 years’ experience in the Apparel and Chemical Sector. Andres demonstrates this wealth of knowledge everyday with his insights and continuous improvements as he heads up Stella’s supply chain and shop operations.

Stella is a great fit for Andres – “we create beautiful and custom glazing features, get to work on unique and iconic projects, and the internal culture of the company makes it all fun!”

Outside of Stella, Andres spends his time with friends and family enjoying cooking, working with his hands, and just being outside. His two young sons keep things fun as they too like to build things.

Andres secret talent may lie in his table tennis playing abilities – he has been the reigning champion of Stella’s monthly tournaments since he joined (until recently when the competition within the office has gotten significantly fiercer).

When asked if his preference is for tea or coffee, Andres simply replied “While I am from Colombia…”

Christina Ren
Accounting Manager

Christina Ren

Accounting Manager

As the Accounting Manager at Stella, Christina is responsible for the management of our accounting department and supporting HR administration.

She oversees day-to-day accounting functions and schedules for tax compliance. With her many years’ work experience in accounting firms and industries, as well as her completion of CPA PREP education program, Christina is pleased to support senior management on financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting.

Outside of work, Christina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and gardening.

Lesley Smith
Strategic Accounts Executive

Lesley Smith

Strategic Accounts Executive

With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, Lesley has been part of the Stella team since 2017. Her fields of experience include transportation, education, commercial and healthcare. Hired with a focus on business development in Canada, Lesley was promoted to handle strategic accounts across North America.

Lesley brings her expertise and enthusiasm into each project and works closely with every client. Her ability to look ahead, identify challenges and find solutions, brings a skill much needed in early design development. Her tenacity moves the project to a “tender-ready” submission. Handling valued clients with a sensitivity to understand priorities, Lesley ensures the task is met with the due diligence required for complex custom projects.

She thrives on unique architecture, her passion for design will push the limits and boundaries. Lesley completes tasks with ease and flare, adding her own style, collaborative approach and sophistication into the mix. She strives to find solutions with every glazing team that work within the overall project budget.

Lesley’s approach ensures design visions become constructible reality. She aims to exceed client’s expectations by working with the engineering team to create unique innovative solutions.

Katie Wilkinson-McNab
Marketing

Katie Wilkinson-McNab

Marketing

External marketing, new digital opportunities, and business development are core in Katie’s role at Stella. On Katie’s first day Stella was presented with a sparkly, multi-dimensional crystal and the challenge to make this “crazy” design actually happen in the form of a structural glass wall. Katie was part of the core Stella team that made the impossible occur throughout the construction of the award-winning Sparkling Hill Resort and has been hooked since then on Stella’s approach in transforming stunning architectural design visions into constructible reality.

Katie has worn several different hats at Stella; her current role is marketing-focused but brings into context her knowledge of the industry, prior operational experience, and system-planning to create strategies that involve the full process scope.

When not at Stella, Katie is creating adventures with her husband and their two young daughters. Walks in the forest, jumping in puddles, baking morning muffins, and applying glitter glue to anything are generally the chosen activities of her crew.

Karim Al-Tabbaa
Business Development

Karim Al-Tabbaa

Business Development

As Stella’s self-proclaimed “brand ambassador”, Karim’s role is to assist our clients in their designs and projects with the additional support of our technical team.

Karim joins Stella with a deep love of design backed up by both education and experience.
Educated in both Architecture and Interior Design and with past job experience as an Interior Designer, he understands the design vision of a project.
Additionally, from his previous role as a sales consultant for luxury lifestyle goods, Karim is a great listener who instantly “gets” what the client is looking for and can pull together a team to deliver results.

Karim is a “foodie” who enjoys creative fusion food; ask him for some recommendations, he’s thrilled to share his favourite spots!
Summer is his “happy time” enjoying the sun, nature, general greens and flowers, and of course patios!

Bill Lee
Technical Sales Coordinator

Bill Lee

Technical Sales Coordinator

A much-valued Stella team member for over ten years, Bill is our technical sales coordinator. His primary role is to take in potential project inquiries and assess project requirements, scopes, and design functions regardless of the project size. He also assists clients with technical queries relating to our various solutions and products.

Bill is also responsible for the internal coordination between the product designer, project manager, procurement officer, drafters, and structural engineer during the active project life cycle.

One of Bill’s core values is the continuous lifetime learning experience. All the past and current experiences have gradually sharpened Bill’s technical skills tremendously. Learning something new every day gives Bill a great incentive to move forward.

Outside of work, Bill loves to spend time in nature bicycling, jogging, and hiking with his wife and young daughter.

Mariana Moreti Cecilia
Product Design/Technical Sales

Mariana Moreti Cecilia

Product Design/Technical Sales

If you’ve contacted Stella recently to inquire about a new project, chances are you’ve had the privilege of speaking to Mariana. As Product Design/Technical Sales, Mariana works with our glazing contractor clients to ensure we’re fully understanding the project/application prior to quoting by analysing the drawings, specifications and/or suggested hardware. Mariana also creates the Stella quotes and supports our clients through our ordering process prior to releasing the project to our production team. Mariana follows up the project in production and gets to send the happy email with your shipping confirmation and tracking number.

Rest assured you are in great hands when working with Mariana! Prior to her arrival in Canada, she was a Mechanical Engineer in Brazil where she provided support to sales, created designs, and produced SolidWorks drawings within the industrial area mining sector. Her experience assists her in communicating what our clients need as well as understanding the key requirements for stronger production and design.

Mariana loves Stella’s dynamic nature and enjoys working with our clients on each day’s new and unique projects.

While tea is her preferred beverage, Mariana doesn’t have much time to sip it. Outside of Stella, she keeps very busy chasing her young son and exploring new places with her family.

Kimberly Wong
Buyer/Logistics Specialist

Kimberly Wong

Buyer/Logistics Specialist

Kimberly works closely with our Director of Operations, Andres, to handle the trifecta at the core of our products – buying, logistics, and inventory. She’s in constant contact with our key vendors to ensure our clients receive our Stella products within their critical project milestones.

We’re thrilled to have Kimberly part of the team with her extensive background. Her education includes a Diploma in International Trade and Transportation as well as a BBA in Supply Chain. Kimberly joined Stella with much prior experience as a buyer overseeing and creating processes for inbound/outbound shipping. She is hyper-aware of key client deadlines having previously worked with the ticking time clock that is perishable food items.

When she’s not at Stella, Kimberly is happily visiting friends and family and dreaming of future travel.

And to the tea or coffee query – Kim is team coffee all the way!

Vladimir Boulankov
Senior Designer & Project Coordinator

Vladimir Boulankov

Senior Designer & Project Coordinator

As a Professional Production Engineer and Designer with an Industrial Engineering background, Vladimir is one of Stella’s Senior Designers.

With a lengthy resume specializing in the optimization of technology, equipment, and tools, Vladimir strives to say everyday that “the product and project have been made better”. He is in constant collaboration with the Stella team and his clients to re-imagine and improve the products and projects we’re working on.

Stella products come alive in Vladimir’s mind – his design process involves taking them apart in his head and carefully considering how parts will be installed on-site. He always considers the end-user (installer) of the product and firmly believes that “1 hour on paper design can easily save 10 hours on-site in install time”. His unique expertise from the production machine floor also grounds his design in manufacturing best practices so products can be made in the most cost-effective manner too.

When not at Stella, Vladimir is with his family. A unique activity is their epic one-day road trips. Vladimir often drives with his family from Vancouver to the Okanagan and back in one day; he credits his unwavering focus to specialized training shared from a friend (a race car driver) in Russia.

Bruce Logan
Designer & Project Coordinator

Bruce Logan

Designer & Project Coordinator

Bruce is an industrial designer with a passion for problem-solving, innovative design and dark roast coffee. At Stella, Bruce is tasked with project managing, drafting and 3D design, along with the rest of day to day tasks and relations required to get extraordinary projects completed, while exceeding our client’s expectations.

As a graduate of Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Bruce is in touch with the local design community and furthers his design thirsts outside of work with endeavours in Graphic & Product Development projects…all while sharing the enduring escapades of his two young children with his adventure-driven wife.

As a Project Manager and Design Professional, Bruce strives for continued advancement and efficiency while making time to listen and learn to assist with continued growth and advancement. A lasting motivation to make our customer service experience as beneficial and valuable as possible is what drives Bruce in every project he undertakes.

“Innovative inspiration is everywhere, it just needs to find you working!” – Bruce

Ariel Magdangal
VUE Team Lead

Ariel Magdangal

VUE Team Lead

Ariel is the authority on VUE with seven years’ experience working on every facet of these doors at Stella.

As VUE Team Lead, Ariel is responsible for the entire product cycle. From the pre-shop activities (checking BOMs and drawings) to overseeing the multi-stage QC process on the doors, his expert knowledge of our bi-folding and sliding doors serves him well. His experience on the shop floor ensures that he is aware of any project delays; he is laser-focused on ensuring that our doors ship on time and without error. He also likes a challenge and helps our clients make custom modifications to the doors if needed to work with their unique space.

Ariel graduated as a Civil Engineer in the Philippines and has prior experience as a structural steel detailer with AutoCAD prior joining Stella.

Ariel is quick to smile and one of the nicest guys you’ll have the privilege of working with. He loves Stella because of the values we live and practice; respect and integrity are core reasons why Ariel appreciates the Stella team and Stella’s president Roy.

When Ariel is away from work and just relaxing, his happy place is outside mountain-biking, snowboarding, and being with his family.

Ariel has time-dependent preferences for coffee and tea with coffee being his preferred beverage at the start of the day and prior to long meetings.

Varun Kumar Kottoori
Mechanical Designer

Varun Kumar Kottoori

Mechanical Designer

As a Mechanical Designer, Varun is a core part of Stella’s design team. He works closely with project managers, collaborating with them to transform proposed 2D AutoCAD products into fully visualized 3D Solidworks ones prior to their manufacture. Varun ensures the structural strength of the products by conducting FEA Analysis as well as physical testing. Varun is also responsible for the maintenance and expansion of Stella’s test report library for all our standard and custom parts. Additionally, as Stella pushes the envelope with the use of new materials and finishes, Varun conducts specialized research projects on these.

Varun has always been interested in how machines function; this interest drove him through his studies earning a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and then a dual Post Grad in Applied Mechanical Design as well as Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering.

Stella is thankful to have Varun on our team; he literally moved across the country from Ontario to join Stella. Varun feels his cross-country move paid off as he loves the in-depth dialog that occurs everyday at Stella in questioning, improving, and considering new product elements.

When not at Stella, Varun is a Marvel comic fan; he loves watching the characters he grew up reading come to life in movies. Varun also devours suspense thriller novels in his spare time and is gripped by their stories.

We are always looking for new talent!

Are you dedicated, hardworking, and fun? Let’s see if we’re a good fit. Email your resume and cover letter to careers@stellaglasshardware.com

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