Dave Irwin, President
Dave Irwin started Xtra in 1984, building it up from a small Toronto-based company to the national leader in HVAC Lifecycle Solutions that it is today. A certified HVAC technician, Dave participates on key regulatory boards that define criteria for safety, service and training, including the Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORAC), the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), Industry Council-Gas Mass Market Program, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Toronto Chapter. Dave is a former President of ORAC.
Jay Berman, General Manager
Jay Berman (Hons. B.Sc. HK) has been in the business world since 1980, in operational, sales and administrative capacities. As well as having owned and operated his own business, Jay was the Eastern Canadian Regional President of a large environmental decommissioning company, including remediation, demolition, emergency response, recycling and waste management. In addition, Jay has served for seven years as Vice-President, Commercial Business for one of the largest metal recycling companies in Canada, and worked at the corporate office of the world’s second largest auto parts manufacturer for eleven years. Jay’s business management skills and customer focused management style is a perfect fit with Xtra’s business philosophy.
Harry Hildebrand, P. Eng., Sales Manager
Harry is a Professional Engineer, having graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. With over 30 years of sales and management experience in the HVAC industry, Harry has managed the distribution and service operations for a global HVAC manufacturer in both Central and Western Canada. Subsequent to that he was the National Business Development Manager for another large, international corporation. Harry has been a member of the Xtra team since 2003.
John Long, Service Manager
John has served in various capacities in the HVAC world since 1989. A certified HVAC technician and former instructor, he first joined the Xtra team in 2008 after managing the Service Division for a large MEP construction and service company based in the Caribbean. John manages our team of service technicians and is XTRA’s representative for Health and Safety at the industry level, as well as the management representative on our internal Health and Safety Committee.
David Rea, P.Eng., Construction Manager
David is a Professional Engineer and a UA member and has had a variety of field, sales and operational roles spanning 30 years of service. As well as being a P.Eng., he holds a steamfitter CofQ, G1, OP, OBT2, PM2 and P3 TSSA certificates and has attended many factory training courses on chillers, environmental chamber and a variety of AC/Refrigeration systems. Having worked in design-built sales and project delivery for many years we are pleased to have his years of experience working with our Xtra team.