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meet the team
Fred Beck
Founder & President
Fred has been in the glass industry for well over 40 years. He is known for outstanding customer service and is adept at working in a fast-paced environment. He has extensive experience in all things glass and glass insurance, and his company has been in charge of training hundreds of insurance brokers attached with some of the world’s leading insurance companies. He brings his wealth of experience and expertise to help grow Beck Glass Insurance to become a world-class glass insurance company.
Merle Beck
VP of Procurement & Sales
Merle is a seasoned veteran of the glass industry. As co-founder of Broco Auto Glass, Merle has been a leader in the glass industry for over 40 years. There isn’t a role that he doesn’t have a vast pool of experience in, from installations right through to executive level management. His leadership has been fundamental in driving the company forward increasing the growth and profitability of Beck Glass Insurance.
Alicia Peterson
Director & Nominee CAIB, CRM
Alicia joined the general insurance industry in 2010, where she quickly realized it was her destined career path. Having achieved her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2015, and her Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation in 2018 she is now going to set her sights on the Canadian Insurance Professional courses. Alicia is a part of Beck family as she sits on our board of directors as well as serving as our nominee. Her focus is ensuring compliance with Insurance Council requirements.
Claims & Underwriting
Eva Michielutti
VP of Insurance Operations CIP CRM
Eva started her Canadian insurance career in 2001. Throughout the years she held various positions in the risk management / loss control field which lead to a national leadership role. Eva has joined Beck Glass Insurance in 2016 and assumed a role of VP of Insurance Operations in 2021. Her focus is strategic planning, commercial underwriting, and system management. Eva holds a Human Resource Management (BComm.) degree, she is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and has her Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation by the Global Risk Management Institute.
Finola Gaughan
Manager of Insurance Operations
In 2017, Finola moved to Canada and decided to change career path entering the insurance industry. Finola joined the Beck Glass Insurance team in 2019 and brought with her many years of customer service experience and a keen interest in the insurance field. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Level 1 licence and is working towards completing her Chartered Insurance Professional designation. She is now the Manager of Insurance Operations and is looking forward to continue to grow and learn within the Beck Glass Insurance family.
Aila Ventura
Insurance Advisor
Aila joined the Beck Glass Insurance team in 2021. After teaching English abroad for a year and coming back amid the pandemic, she was eager to start her career in insurance. With years of experience in customer service and a background in actuarial sciences, she strives to make sure both brokers and insureds are well taken care of. Aila has her Level 1 General Insurance license and takes on the role of an insurance advisor in the Beck Glass Insurance family.
Business Development & Training
Kailee Olson
VP of Business Development
Kailee first started her career in 2004 with Broco Auto Glass as a Junior Clerk and has evolved with the company over 15 years and is now the current VP of Business Development. Kailee has graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley and Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a strong accounting background. Kailee’s extensive time with the company and vast knowledge of the glass industry helps answer any questions you may have. Her bubbly personality and positive energy is sure to leave you smiling or laughing every time.
Valerie Blanchard
Business Dev Rep & Training Specialist
Valerie has over 15 years in customer service industry and working with the public. She is dedicated to brining her love of people and attention to detail into her everyday dealings with clients and colleagues alike. Valerie is passionate about providing the best service and training for Beck Glass Insurance. Her eager to go the extra mile will assure all our clients are taken care of. If you have a question or concern, Valerie will make sure you are taken care of!
Finance & Accounting
Pavel Sorokin
Controller CPA
Pavel joined Beck Glass Insurance in 2021. After earning his MBA degree from Simon Fraser University in 1994, he has held various accounting positions in public practice and in industry and achieved his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 2013 (CGA became CPA in 2015). He oversees the accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, analysis and forecasting functions for the Beck Glass insurance and service businesses.
Vincent Liu
Bookkeeper
Vincent has graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2017 and has been working in the accounting field for five years. Vincent has worked as a bookkeeper or accountant in a variety of industries, such as an accounting firm, distributing firm, and logistics company. He has professional knowledge and experience in accounting. Currently, as a bookkeeper in Beck Glass Insurance, he believes that to keep our business health, it is important to have well-organized accounts. He is enrolled in CPA program and on his way to get the final accounting goal – the CPA designation.