Dean Giles
General Manager
Dean’s experience in the grain industry has spanned over 16 years. Graduating with an engineering degree, Dean initially entered the grain industry by designing and constructing large inland concrete grain elevators, but quickly moved into elevator operations management, including large bulk terminal operations. In addition to his day-to-day duties, Columbia plans to use Dean’s expertise in engineering and operations to oversee the approved plant rebuild currently underway.

Brian Hetherington
Director of Transportation
Brian has over 30 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation with 15 of those years in a Senior Management role. He has worked extensively within the Vancouver Port Community in focus groups, advisory committees and project groups to promote the growth and stability of the Supply chain in Vancouver. Brian has implemented unique strategies and operational process changes in continuing efforts to adapt in the ever changing Supply Chain sector. He finds great value in developing and mentoring the new generation of Logistics professionals.

Cory Wellicome
Plant Manager
As Plant Manager , Cory’s responsibilities include direction of all the outside staff, plant maintenance, equipment R+M and daily operations of the facility. Cory has been with the Company since 2007 has seen many changes and growth over the years.

A Few Words From Our Employees:

"Great place to work - goals are well defined for the company as a whole and individually as well. The employees work together very well as a TEAM."

"A wonderful team oriented group who cares about their customers AND employees."

"We are a team oriented company, who takes pride in meeting customers demands. We have fun but also take our work seriously!"

"A company that cares for its employees and has an amazing work environment."

"A successful and exciting place to work."

"Great company to work for, everyone seems to have the same strong work ethic & care about everyone else."  

A Few Words From Our Previous Co-op Students: 

"Columbia Containers' is a company that is committed to its values and stakeholders. The company fosters a work environment that is welcoming and positive. Columbia Containers constantly encourages its people to continue to grow, just as it constantly evaluates its own processes to see where improvements can be made. This proactive mindset has enabled the company to continue to provide it's outstanding services to customers all around the world."

"Columbia Containers offers an excellent, thought-provoking environment with many varied viewpoints. Whenever improvements to their business processes were observed by employees, Columbia Containers was quick to implement them. Altogether, Columbia Containers allows one to thrive in a positive, team-focused environment."

"Not only is the team at Columbia Containers awesome, but I was also given a wonderful opportunity to develop my skills and career there." 

Contact us to see what our location, capacity and service can do to impress you.

Office: 604.254.9461 | Email: info@columbiacontainers.com