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Doug Irwin Appointed Vice President, Western Region with On Side Restoration

March 11, 2014   by On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

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Vancouver, BC – Amandio Contreiras, Chief Operating Officer with On Side Restoration, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Doug Irwin to the position of Vice President, Western Region.   In his new role with On Side Restoration, Mr. Irwin will provide key senior leadership and direction for On Side Restoration’s Western Canadian operations from British Columbia through Manitoba.  Doug’s expertise in sales, operations, change management, strategic planning, talent development, and financial analysis will be invaluable to On Side as the organization continues to grow steadily.

“I am excited about leading On Side’s Western Region, continuing to build upon the company’s solid culture of delivering quality, customer-centric work.  On Side has built an enviable reputation as the leader in the industry, consistently investing in technology and its people.  It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to lead such a talented team.” said Irwin.

To fulfill his mandate, Mr. Irwin will draw upon his in-depth knowledge and experience developed during previous senior leadership roles within commercial and residential restoration, remediation, energy management, and controls to drive incremental revenue while ensuring On Side Restoration service levels of excellence are achieved.

“We are strengthening our strategic management team to allow our branches to maintain their crucial daily focus on project requirements and best in class customer service.  Bringing Doug to the team helps to add further depth to our already talented roster of management personnel,” says Contreiras.

Prior to joining On Side Restoration, Doug held several senior positions including Senior Vice President, Western Region with FirstOnsite Restoration; Market Manager with Carrier Corporation; CEO with Securtek, and various regional and international leadership roles with Honeywell.

Mr. Irwin will be based out of the Calgary location and he holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, both earned from the University of Saskatchewan.

About On Side Restoration

On Side Restoration Services is one of Canada’s leading, privately-owned restoration companies. Since 1979 On Side has been restoring damaged homes and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Proprietary internal systems include eClaim, a transparent web-based file management software program, and On Side LiVE, their 24 hour, customizable emergency call centre. Today with its head office located in Vancouver, BC, the Company operates 22 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 700 experienced and certified staff members, and 5,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at



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