About Us

Get to know HBI Office Plus Inc.

Who is HBI Office Plus?

HBI Office Plus Inc. is the premier supplier of office supplies, office furniture and educational furniture in Saskatchewan. We belong to Canada’s largest independent stationery buying group allowing us to pass significant savings to our customers and we are the only preferred dealer of Haworth office furniture in Saskatchewan.

We are locally owned and operated with our head office located in the Warehouse District of Regina and have 4 other locations; Saskatoon, Swift current, Yorkton and Prince Albert. We pride ourselves on being a locally owned company and look to support other businesses in our community.

Meet The Team

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Executive Team

Jay Sullivan, the CEO and President of HBI has been part of the organization for more then 20 years. Jay started his HBI journey in the warehouse and worked his way through the company all the way to the top. He became the primary owner of HBI in 2018 and understands every aspect of HBI and the office solutions industry. Jay has revolutionized HBI and grown the company into the successful business it is today. He is a thoughtful leader and promotes a positive culture and work environments that staff are proud to be a part of.

Jay Sullivan

President & CEO

306-761-7031 | jays@hbiop.com

Carlene is the Chief Financial Officer for HBI and a founding shareholder. Carlene is a CPA and has over 17 years of experience in the stationery and office furniture industry. She oversees and manages the Finance, Administration, Human Resources and Customer Service departments of HBI. Carlene has been a Director of the CIS Office Express, which is a national stationery buying group for independent dealers across Canada, since 2008. Carlene is a vital part of the management team; her knowledge and experience are an integral part of HBI’s success.

Carlene Watson

CFO

306-761-7013 | carlenew@hbiop.com

As the V.P. of Sales, Damon provides leadership to the Sales Team and the rest of the organization. He encourages constant learning and makes sure his team members are industry experts. Damon creates a fun atmosphere with his weekly check-ins and promotes a positive culture making HBI a fun place where people want to come to work. Although he has high expectations of his staff he provides support and guidance to make sure they have the tools they need to succeed. Damon goes out of his way to make sure customers are receiving the best service and value possible from his employees.

Damon Leonard

VP of Sales

306-761-7008 | damonl@hbiop.com

With 23 years of experience as a franchise and district manager for Second Cup Coffee Company Global, Dion understands brand awareness, building relationships in a growing market, and adapting to change. Joining HBI, Dion was drawn to the General Manager position because of our Vision and Culture. He saw the opportunity in building our Saskatoon branch while learning a new market and building relationships based on trust and transparency. He enjoys that each day brings new challenges and for that reason he is customer-focused and has exceptional ability in establishing rapport with customers, building strong repeat and referral business all while guiding his team. Creating customers for life is the heart of our business, and this vision is what he has always believed in throughout his career.

Dion Dobranski

General Manager

306-664-8836 | diond@hbiop.com

Meet Annette Volman, HBI’s Stationery Manager. Annette has grown with HBI over the last 20 years. She started as a retail sales clerk and then moved into the warehouse as a picker/packer. She has a large job as she is responsible for HBI’s massive stationery inventory and making sure orders are picked accurately and delivered on time. Recently HBI reconfigured the warehouses and implemented a new ordering system which was no easy task and Annette was a reckoning force during both transitions. She was also responsible to make sure the warehouse teams were properly trained on all new procedures.

Annette Volman

Stationery Manager

306-761-7019 | annettev@hbiop.com

Todd is HBI’s Furniture Manager and he oversees the furniture warehouse and installation teams. Todd is a certified Project Manager and his installation experience spans over 25 years. He has specialized training from Global and Spacesaver plus holds a class 4 certificate in furniture installation from Haworth. To make sure his crew meets and exceeds the highest quality standards he conducts on-site quality checks throughout a project. Todd personally resolves any issues or concerns and provides clear communication an timelines to clients.

Todd Ponto

Furniture Manager

306-757-5675 | toddp@hbiop.com

Account Executives

Justin is one of the strongest veteran leaders on the Outside Sales Team. He graduated from the University of Regina with his Bachelor of Business Administration as well as completed the Ulsan International Program in South Korea. Justin joined the HBI team in 2012 and has since developed relationships with a wide variety of clients including local, small and medium businesses, Provincial Government Ministries and the Federal Government; including RCMP, Health Canada, ESDC and Environment Canada just to name a few. Justin has gained extensive product knowledge and training over the years from various industry courses and conferences to better serve his customers. Justin always takes initiative to better serve his clients whether it be working evenings and weekends or cleaning a worksite, he can always be counted on to exceed the expectations of his customers.

Justin Emperingham

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7050 | justine@hbiop.com

Mike has over 19 years of sales and management experience in the office supply industry. With his product knowledge and ergonomic training, he is a valuable resource to his customers. Mike works hard to provide efficient and creative office solutions and guarantees a positive experience for all his customers. With his infectious smile he builds strong relationships with all his clients.

Mike Ferraton

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7032 | michaelf@hbiop.com

Trevor has a witty sense of humour and a natural gift to build strong, meaningful business relationships. He joined HBI after working at Regina Exhibition Association Limited as an Account Executive where he networked and helped organize numerous events. With a background in Corporate Development, he provides valuable, creative office solutions to his clients allowing them to be more efficient and effective in their own businesses.

Trevor Woolsey

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7034 | trevorw@hbiop.com

Darrell has spent the majority of his career working in the office solutions industry and the last two years at HBI. Whether it be stationery or furniture, he is an expert in the field and specializes at supplying schools and daycares with everything they require to operate efficiently. He always makes himself available to answer customer questions and concerns and will always get his customers the right products for the best prices available.

Darrell Kayter

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7014 | darrellk@hbiop.com

Crystal is a diamond in the rough. She has worked in the sales industry for over 15 years and was a business development representative primarily working with business-to-business clients. She loves talking to people and connecting with customers. She is an excellent communicator and actively listens and understand needs of her customers.

Crystal Kwasney

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7069 | crystalk@hbiop.com

Keri is a Registered Dental Assistant turned Office Solutions expert. She joined the HBI team 4 years ago and is an Account Executive in our Saskatoon office. She is an excellent relationship manager and thrives in environments that allows her to network with other local businesses.

Keri Dueck

Account Executive, Saskatoon

306-664-5254 | kerid@hbiop.com

Jason has been an Account Executive in Yorkton and surrounding areas since 2015. Not only does he do sales he will literally do whatever he can for his customers. He is down to earth and easy to work with and customers are always grateful how he goes above and beyond to help them with their office needs. Whether it be furniture or stationery he finds the perfect solution to suit their needs.

Jason Ivanochko

Account Executive, Yorkton

306-621-8885 | jasoni@hbiop.com

Al is one of our most veteran Account Executives having been with HBI for over 20 years and has 30 years of industry experience. He works out of our office in Prince Albert and manages all clients from that area of the province. With his experience, and wealth of product and industry knowledge he is a valuable asset to his customers. Al has a great sense of humour and can be counted on to lift everybody’s spirits.

Alan McVey

Account Executive, Prince Albert

306-960-7705 | alm@hbiop.com

If you ask Lynn how long she has worked at HBI she would say “from Inception and Beyond”. She is one of our Account Executives and she is based out of our office in Swift Current. Lynn has been on our sales team her entire career and is loaded with knowledge and expertise. She is very easy going and eager to help customers find the perfect solutions to fit their needs.

Lynn Wagner

Account Executive, Swift Current

306-741-9094 | lynnw@hbiop.com

Samantha joined HBI after completing classes for her Business Certificate at the University of Regina and wanted to find a position that let her gain some office experience and joining a locally owned business was important to her. When she is not busy in the office, you can find her playing slo-pitch or indoor and beach volleyball!

Samantha Kress

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7011 | SamanthaK@hbiop.com

With a bachelor’s degree of Interior Design and experience as a Construction Supervisor, Amy understands designs from the ground up. She loves to connect with the A&D community and work with our account executives and specifiers on projects of all sizes and come up with solutions that help our clients out with the biggest impact.

Amy Gelinas

A&D Specialist

306-761-7038 | AmyG@hbiop.com

Wanda has experience in many fields; outside and inside sales, customer service, automotive, electrical, material handling and even food sectors. She enjoys being able to connect and get to know her customers and looks forward to building long lasting relationships with each of them.

Wanda Woodford

Account Executive, Regina

306-761-7006 | wandaw@hbiop.com

Rory has over 20 years of sales and customer service experience plus industry experience prior to coming to HBI. He takes pride in working with my clients and providing the product solutions they need and being able to provide a personal, friendly experience.

Rory Bashforth

Account Exeutive, Regina

306-761-7001 | roryb@hbiop.com

Ijaz joined HBI with an extensive sales background. He has 15 years of management experience and 8 years of operation, people management, and development experience. Ijaz worked in the consumer industry while at Core-Mark International and as a Territory Manager with Mosaic. He has worked in many different management roles and understands what it takes to connect with his customers and provide solutions that are best for them. His 7 years of sales management is why he is a great fit as an Account Executive. He is always looking for new challenges and ways to better serve his customers.

Ijaz Shafi

Account Executive, Saskatoon

306-664-5253 | ijazs@hbiop.com

Terry was born and raised in Saskatoon and has spent over 25 years in retail sales and management. He has managed big box stores and RV dealerships. Terry enjoys the outdoors, whether it be fishing or spending time with his family. He loves the challenge of helping others find the solution that works best for them, and is always available to listen and help in any way that he can. He thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves to be challenged.

Terry Bobryk

Account Executive, Saskatoon

306-664-5250 | terryb@hbiop.com

Specifiers

Tara is another employee that worked her way through different roles at HBI. She started in 2008 as a Receptionist and by 2011 she was a Furniture Specifier. Tara received certification as an Advanced CET Designer and has extensive training and courses from Auto CAD Fundamentals to specialty Haworth design courses as well as earned her Certificate in Organic Workspace Learning. Tara can bring any space to life and provide accurate 3D designs giving clients a clear vision of what their new furnishing will look like once a project is complete.

Tara McIvor

Furniture Specifier

306-761-7033 | taram@hbiop.com

Julie is a furniture specifier and has an impressive resume. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and has her Canadian Architectural Certification as well as 15 years of experience in architectural design. Julie has a diverse work history as she has worked all over North America as well as in the Middle East. Julie is an integral part of the HBI designer team.

Julie Caracas

Furniture Specifier

306-761-7060 | juliec@hbiop.com

Jennifer is a furniture specifier who recently joined our team. She has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Missouri. Jennifer has experience in space planning, project management, & office design.

Jennifer Greenhill

Furniture Specifier

306-664-8835 | jenniferg@hbiop.com

Customer Service Reps

Mel is the Customer Service veteran of the team. She has been with HBI for nearly 17 years and literally knows everything about HBI and its products and services. She has the patience of a Saint and has trained almost every staff member in some capacity that has walked through the HBI doors. Mel provides customers with nothing but outstanding service and solutions whether over the phone, via email or in person.

Melanie Grandel

Customer Service Rep

306-761-7015 | melanieg@hbiop.com

Tracey is one of our all-star customer service representatives. She has worked in customer service for 16 years and takes great pride in the service she provides to customers. She is a great co-worker and helps train new representatives. She has extensive product knowledge which is a valuable asset to customers looking for product solutions.

Tracey Huber

Customer Service Rep

306-761-7002 | traceyh@hbiop.com

Samantha is one of our amazing Customer Service Representatives and is also a student working on her Diploma in Medical Office Administration. Not only does Samantha provide outstanding service to customers she also supports other areas of the organization such as the Sales Team with any questions or concerns they may have about products, orders and accounts.

Samantha Parkes

Customer Service Rep

306-761-7017 | samanthap@hbiop.com

Purchasers

Sue is our Senior Stationery Purchaser and has been with HBI since she completed her high school work experience in 1990. She started full time in the wWarehouse and in 1998 she moved to Customer Service and from there was promoted to Purchaser in 2008. She has specific Purchaser training and is also an Excel guru. Sue ensures our stationery inventory is accurate and that we are meeting our high standard fill rates. She has great relationships with all HBI vendors and manages those relationships to make sure HBI always has product available to meet our high standard fill rate. She provides solutions when items are discontinued or unavailable to ensure customers always have the products they need.

Suzanne Beaudry

Purchaser

306-761-7037 | suzanneb@hbiop.com

Michelle is a Senior Furniture Purchaser and has been with HBI for 14 years. Her knowledge and expertise of the furniture sector is unmatched. She has completed numerous training courses through Supply Chain Management of Canada, as Procurement, Logistics and Operation Management Training. She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet and always does her job with a big smile and a bubbly attitude.

Michelle Huget

Purchaser

306-761-7035 | michelleh@hbiop.com

Casee is a jack of all trades and ambitious to learn new industries and skills. She has extensive experience in Office Management and Administration and is excellent at building mutually profitable relationships with suppliers. She has been a valuable addition to the growing purchase team.

Casee Fraser

Purchasing Supervisor

306-761-7035 | caseef@hbiop.com

Administration

Meet our Receptionist Christy. With over 15 years of customer service experience and 6 years in administration, she makes sure the HBI office operates smoothly. She welcomes all visitors to HBI with a warm smile and all phone calls are answered with a bubbly greeting. She makes sure everyone has positive HBI experience. We only get one chance to make a great first impression and Christy never disappoints.

Christy Duran

Receptionist

306-761-7010 | Reception@hbiop.com

Kirsten is our Accounts Payable and Receivables Clerk. With a love of numbers and years of office experience she is a valuable asset to our HBI team. She has a certificate in Office Education from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and other courses in automated and manual accounting. Thanks to Kirsten and her organization skills our invoices are issued and paid in a timely manner.

Kirsten Collins

Accounts Payable and Receivable

306-761-7068 | kirstenc@hbiop.com

Alicia is the Controller of HBI but what does that mean? She is basically a Rockstar who handles everything! She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is working on her CPA designation. Alicia’s job profile states that she oversees payroll and the daily accounting operations, however if you ask any of her coworkers what she does everyone would agree that Alicia has super powers and does everything.

Alicia Perreault

Controller

306-761-7003 | aliciap@hbiop.com

Services We Offer

By pairing 50 years of industry experience with the latest technology, HBI embraces innovation and remains committed to providing exceptional customer service and building lasting client relationships. We make sure we understand the needs of your business, from pens, paper, workstations, seating, storage and architectural solutions, we’ve got you covered.

Our Mission

We are the recognized leader in the market of office supplies, office furniture, educational furniture and architectural solutions. We provide our customers with integrated product solutions and resources along with innovation and creativity. We accomplish this commitment to our customers by employing and investing in talented people, fostering an environment of continuous learning and dedicating ourselves to thoroughly understanding and supporting the business objectives of our customers.