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FirstOnSite reinforces senior leadership with appointment of Beck Wells as VP, Commercial Operations

September 4, 2019   by FirstOnSite Restoration

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 5, 2019/insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading disaster restoration service provider, has further strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Beck Wells, who has taken on the newly created position of Vice President, Commercial Operations. In his new role, Wells will work closely with FirstOnSite’s regional leaders, senior management and its Large Loss Unit, to lead the company’s ongoing growth and development of its commercial and complex claims operations across Canada.

Beck is an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ leadership experience in commercial restoration as well as from both an insurance and broker perspective. In his previous role, he oversaw restoration operations in some of Canada’s largest markets and led a national commercial account team working with key commercial customers on both sides of the border. Now with FirstOnSite, Beck is dedicated to using his experience to help reinforce the company’s vision of global leadership in the industry while providing an exceptional customer experience.

“Beck has a strong understanding of the risk mitigation and business continuity needs of our commercial customers,” said Dave Demos, CEO, FirstOnSite Restoration. “His restoration experience combined with his management and operational knowledge bring additional depth to our organization, and experienced leadership to our commercial operations team.”

Beck comes to FirstOnSite from Belfor Restoration, and is reporting to Billy Short II, FirstOnSite’s EVP Large Loss, North America. He is based out of the company’s Toronto office.

“I’m joining FirstOnSite during a time of important growth,” said Beck Wells. “This has been an exciting time for the company and its Commercial Division – I look forward to contributing my experience into an area that is a key priority for the company.”

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About FirstOnSite Restoration

Founded in 2007 and based in Mississauga, ON, FirstOnSite Restoration Limited is one of the largest emergency restoration and reconstruction service providers in North America. FirstOnSite Restoration is a subsidiary of FirstService Corp. In 2016, FirstOnSite joined forces with Interstate Restoration, a leading disaster restoration services provider for commercial enterprises in the U.S. With approximately 1,500 employees, FirstOnSite Restoration and Interstate assist property owners and businesses in recovering from fire, flood, natural and human-caused disasters.

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