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

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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.

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.

LUNCH & LEARNS

We learn from every project that we are a part of, and we love nothing more than to give back to the community by sharing our knowledge and fostering discussions about innovations in point-supported glass hardware systems. We offer tailored lunch and learns to meet the needs of your team, give us a call or send us an e-mail to stellamarketing@stellaglasshardware.com and book yours today!

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

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

Throughout 30 years of experience in the glazing and construction industry, Roy recognized a niche for a Canadian owned and operated glass hardware company. Canada 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 in building on his background of various roles within the construction and glazing industry, he created Stella Custom Glass Hardware in 2001. He then 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!

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 structurally glazed systems.

Adam Stephenson
Director of Engineering

Adam Stephenson

Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering Adam manages the Design and Engineering Team who ensures our customers custom glass hardware needs become a reality. This includes managing the collaborative work with all project stakeholders externally and internally from initial concept to final site inspections while holding to the design intent, budgets, and timelines.

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 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 four-year-old son keeps things fun as he too likes to build things.

Andres secret talent may lie in his ping-pong playing abilities – he’s swept Stella’s monthly tournament since he joined.

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

Christina is the Accounting Manager here at Stella. She is responsible for management of our accounting department and support HR administration.

She oversees day-to-day accounting functions and schedules for tax compliance. With her many years work experience in accounting firm and industry, 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.

Katie Wilkinson-McNab
Marketing & Business Development

Katie Wilkinson-McNab

Marketing & Business Development

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.

Bill Lee
Technical Sales Coordinator

Bill Lee

Technical Sales Coordinator

Bill is Stella’s technical sales coordinator, his main role is to take in potential project inquires and assess project requirements, scopes, and design functions regardless of the project sizes. He also assists clients with any technical queries relating to various company’s products.

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

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

Outside of work, Bill loves to spend time around nature, like bike riding, jogging and hiking.

Robert Chen
Sales

Robert Chen

Sales

Robert is one of Stella’s inside technical sales and estimators. His day to day consists of helping estimate and process orders for point supported glass hardware and VUE door systems as well as working with the design and production departments to fulfill clients’ design requests for custom products.

Robert is also Stella’s CRM specialist, he is responsible for administrating the CRM system for the company and making sure we are always improving our relations with our customers.

Robert truly loves to get to know his clients and their needs, he can quickly get familiar with clients’ requests and point out what would be the best solution to make the job easier and more economical.

When he is not in the office, Robert enjoys the outdoors and loves traveling and getting deep into the culture of different countries. As a member of a leadership growth group, he attends motivational leadership meetings to grow personally and professionally in fulfillment of his ultimate dream in making a positive impact in the world.

Lesley Smith
Business Development

Lesley Smith

Business Development

Lesley’s experience in the industry over the past decade brings value to our clients in many ways. While meeting with our clients, contractors, design architects, engineers and specification writers to understand the requirements of both the project and client, she is able to provide the tools required for a smooth transition from design intent to execution.

It is her goal to not only meet but exceed expectation for the clients throughout the entire life cycle of the projects by attending meetings, assisting with samples, negotiating contracts, expediting urgent issues and to simply address the needs of the entire team.

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 the 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 toddler and exploring new places with her family.

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.

Hugo Franco
Project Manager

Hugo Franco

Project Manager

As a project manager, Hugo works in the early project stages with our design and engineering team to produce shop drawings and glass drawings for customers, ensuring we’ve interpreting their scope of work correctly and addressing any questions that arise during this process. As the project progresses, Hugo transfers the critical information to our production team to enable them to move ahead on fabricating, packaging, and shipping hardware. Hugo stays close to the projects throughout the entire lifecycle, working with customers during the site installation to help clarify queries and resolve potential issues.
Hugo is a huge asset on the Stella team with his education (degree in Civil Engineering) further supported with his over eight years’ experience problem solving directly on construction sites.

Hugo brings cross-Canada construction experience having slowly moved his way across the country with numerous years living in Toronto, followed by Calgary prior to joining Stella in Vancouver. He jokes that the only place left for him to move further west is Victoria, but we’re not letting him go from Stella! Stella’s “Happy Place to Work” goal is achieved by Hugo; he really enjoys the wide range of projects he works on at Stella from transit lines to malls to civic and community centres. Stella nimbleness appeals to Hugo who likes the fun and dynamic nature of his days with us.

When not at work, Hugo is a self-described gamer. His wife and he enjoy going for drives and discovering new communities around Vancouver. As for beverage choice between tea and coffee, Hugo replies with a smiling “Pshh, what’s tea?”; he’s definitely another member of Stella Team Coffee.

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 also sharing the enduring escapades of his two toddlers with his adventure-driven wife.

As a Project Manager and Design Professional, Bruce strives for continued advancement & efficiency while making time to listen & 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 Project Manager

Ariel Magdangal

VUE Project Manager

Ariel is the authority on VUE with seven years’ experience working on every facet of these doors at Stella. From a core member of our fabrication team to Lead Hand to now joining the office team, Ariel has been part of it all.

As VUE Project Manager, 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.

Ivan Leung
Mechanical Designer

Ivan Leung

Mechanical Designer

Ivan joined Stella with the perfect variety of experience (hands-on, education, and relevant industry) to be our in-house Mechanical Designer. At Stella, Ivan is responsible for quality checking to ensure our designs will work prior to being put into production, problem-solving on-site solutions, and leading our team’s creation of 3D SolidWorks drawings.

Ivan spent the earliest years of his career apprenticing as an auto mechanic; his hands-on technical aptitude helps him visualize our projects. His education as a BCIT graduate of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Major in Design) is further supported by relevant industry experience; Ivan genuinely knows glass having joined Stella after working as a Mechanical Designer at a leading glass fabricator.

Ivan has spent time on site ensuring the workability of some of our most unique projects and he loves it! His favourite Stella projects are the truly custom ones where each product has been carefully designed for its function.

When not at Stella, Ivan is active! From volleyball to badminton, biking to snowboarding, Ivan is happiest pursuing sports.

In response to his preference of tea or coffee, Ivan rejects both and reaches for his favourite Maltesers chocolates!

Michelle Tan
Technical Drafter

Michelle Tan

Technical Drafter

Michelle is a Technical Drafter at Stella who graduated from BCIT. Her day to day requires CAD drawings for the Design Project team. She was welcomed to the team in 2018 and shines with a positive outlook and friendly attitude.

Whether at home or in the office, Michelle is always sipping a cup of piping hot water. Aside from work, Michelle loves spending time with her family.

 

Kay Xu
Accounting Assistant

Kay Xu

Accounting Assistant

As an accounting assistant, Kay reports to accounting manager on accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit card transactions and reconciliation, as well as HR administration.

Graduating from SFU with a BBA degree in accounting and finance, she joined Stella in May 2018. She enjoys every working day at Stella for new learning opportunities and a happy workplace.

We are always looking for new talent!

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

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