Meet The People Of Melmart



It’s a pleasure to introduce our senior management team.  Together this group possesses an extraordinary depth of character, competence, and chemistry, which enables Melmart to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas

Director of Sales, Ontario

Patrick became our GM for the company’s Atlantic branch in New Brunswick after we acquired Coates Distributors. He has spent his life in and around flooring distributors, and has worn several senior management hats across the country. Pat loved his time in Atlantic Canada, but has since come back to settle in Ontario, and lead our Ontario sales force.  He is passionate about delivering the best experience for our customers.  When he’s not “working” he loves spending time boating with his wife and grandchildren every chance he gets.

Jean Claude Duval

Jean Claude Duval

Director of Sales, Quebec

Jean Claude (or “JC” as he is affectionately known) leads our sales team in La Belle Province. JC has been a professional flooring sales leader in Quebec for many years, and continues to focus his efforts on growing Melmart’s presence across the province, as well as building and coaching a first class selling team. He is known and highly respected by every professional flooring retailer in the province, and he greatly values those relationships. When JC is not selling, he greatly values time with his family and adding to his shoe collection.

Jonathan Gardner

Jonathan Gardner

Director of Finance

Jonathan brings to Melmart years of finance and accounting experience in the logistics industry. He oversees all of the finance side of the business, including credit, payables, receivables, internal cost accounting, and providing any and all of the accurate reporting and forecasting for the leadership team. Pivot tables are a particular passion with Jonathan. When Jonathan is not in the office he is relishing his time at home with his wife and children, tending to his latest aquarium project and fish acquisitions.

Kelly O'Loughlin

Kelly O’Loughlin

Director of Operations

Kelly leads the Ontario Customer Service, Inventory Management, and Warehouse teams. She has years of experience running one of Canada’s most sophisticated warehousing and logistics operations, and she is now applying all of that experience and knowledge to ensure that Melmart is employing best operational practices across all of her functional responsibilities. She also brings a wealth of experience in positive employee engagement practices that are impacting every corner of the organization. Kelly loves spending time with her family, both at home and the cottage.

Marcus Stone

Marcus Stone

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Marcus has done it all in his career in flooring distribution. He has extensive flooring product knowledge as well as a long history of improving effectiveness and efficiency in all areas of wholesale distribution. As Vice President, Sales and Marketing, he oversees all of the marketing and sales across all branches.  Marcus is a key member of Melmart’s senior leadership team and is highly respected by all who work with him. When he’s not leading and managing, he treasures his time with his wife and children, and dreaming of a little sailing.

Grant Heggie

Grant Heggie

President and CEO

Grant has led the senior leadership team at Melmart for many years. Over his career he has been a business owner as well as held several senior management positions. He is passionate about building on Melmart’s legacy as a business that offers phenomenal service to our customers, deepening relationships with both the current and new generation of customers, and ensuring that we continue to build the best team in the industry. The entire management group is constantly inspired to raise the bar thanks to Grant’s impatience with the status quo. His wife and children joyfully fill his time when he’s not at Melmart, along with his latest home reno project and playing the piano.

Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Chairman

Dean literally grew up in the business. His earliest recollections are walking around the board room table for $0.25/hour and collating price lists for his Dad. After university he purchased the shares of the company from his family and spent ten years learning every aspect of the enterprise. Today Dean is committed to the values, the health and the growth of the business, hiring and working with people better than himself, so together the Melmart team can provide the best customer experience in the industry, period. When Dean is not “in the building”, he relishes time with his wife, children and two amazing grandkids, preferably boating across a Muskoka lake.