Our Staff

CAM TOOL Staff
Ryan Weekes

Ryan Weekes – President

Ryan Started in the tool and mold industry in 2002 working at a subcontract machine shop doing work for a variety of different industries and cutting a variety of different materials that specialized in hard milling mostly for the model and die industry. After starting as a machinist, he eventually moved into the role of CNC manager.

Ryan went on the organize the startup of a manufacturing facility, making parts for the oil and gas industry. Here, he utilized the latest technology in turning and mill turn machines.

In 2013, Ryan took on the role as CNC manager for one of the largest Mold builders in North America; helping them to organize their CNC department to increase efficiency and quality at the same time.

He is currently the President of CGS North America and is involving himself in growing the knowledge base of CAM-TOOL customers trying to improve efficiency. He is constantly working on familiarizing himself with the latest trends in the manufacturing industry and passing that knowledge on to customers.

John Van Mil

John Van Mil – Sales & Technical Specialist

John has been with CAM-TOOL since May of 2019. He had previously worked in the trade for 2 different small component service shops for approximately 9 years.

During that time, he ran mostly 5-Axis, 3+2 and Simultaneous programs, while also using Cam-Tool for 6 of those years.

John enjoys solving 5 axis problems and travelling around training people with his knowledge of the software.

  • Favourite Toolpaths: Z-level Re-machining, Base Surface toolpaths
  • Favourite new feature: Create Cutting Range Surface
  • Favourite Add-On: Surface Plus

Harvey Lemire – Sales & Technical Specialist

Harvey has been with CAM-TOOL since August 2017. He has been in the Tool and Mold industry for 23 years, has operated and programed CNC machines for 20 years and then made the jump to engineering and design for 3 years. Listed below is a short summary of his qualifications:

  • 2D/3D design experience with Cimatron . Training Certificate with Cimatron.
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to accurately read and interpret Blueprints.
  • Machine Experience : DMG, FPT, Dynamic, Promac, Fadal, Johnford HiNet, YCM.
  • Control Experience : Fanuc, Heidenhain, Fidia, Fadal.
  • 3 axis, 3+2 axis, and 5 axis physical and programming experience with PowerMill, CAMTOOL.
  • Experienced in utilizing, integrating, and automating PowerMill as well as CAMTOOL into a work group and machining cell from scratch
  • Experience in FCS System and integrating FCS into machine cells and CAM software for real time machining and verification.
  • Experience with Post creation with CAMTOOL on various CNC Controls

Charles Laframboise-Sales & Technical Specialist

Charles has been an employee of CAM-TOOL since June of 2019. He has been working in the Tool and Mold industry for 20+ years, first as a Mold Maker apprentice and then transitioning into the CNC side of the industry where he has over 17 years’ experience with the operation and programming of CNC machines. His programming experience ranges from G-code to simultaneous 5 axis programming using the latest technology.

The part of his job at CAM-TOOL that Charles enjoys the most is helping Camtool users improve their processes and showing potential customers the benefits of the automation that is possible using CAM-TOOL.

  • Favourite Toolpath: Re-machining
  • Favourite Feature: Machine Simulation
  • Favourite CAM-TOOL Add-On: Electrode Function

Daniel Desjardins – Sales & Technical Specialist

Daniel started his career in Tool and Die at 16 years of age, completing the OYAP program offered at his Secondary School.  This presented him with the Specialist High Skills Major – Red Seal on his diploma at graduation. Daniel continued his education at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, successfully completing the Ford Center’s Manufacturing Technologies program and received the 429A General Machining Certification upon graduation.

He has since spent 10 years in the industry working on many types of projects, including but not limited to: small intricate component CNC mill work, all the way up to 25000 lb Die sets, as well as CNC lathe details.

He takes interest in keeping up with industry developments and new emerging technologies.

Amie Mandal

Amie Mandal – Marketing & Office Administrator

Amie has been with CAM-TOOL since October 2018. She has an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Marketing and has experience in various market segments; managing departments and promoting those businesses while generating significant revenue.

Although she is new to the mold and die industry, she understands consumer behavior, sales promotional tactics and has applied these skills to marketing case studies and analysis.

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