Our Team

We are an honest company with a straight forward vision. We have had an unbelievable journey to get us where we are today and are confident that we can deliver you both effective and professional solutions in a timely manner.

Trevor Austin

President and Owner

I have been working for Ripa Industries since the beginning. I saw the hard work, strategy and persistence it took to build a fabrication shop from the ground up. I started by sweeping the floors when I was 11. I was the labourer, apprentice fitter, journeyman fitter, head fitter and general manager before I bought the company from Richard (yep – my Dad!). As its new owner I am committed to sticking to the ways we made this business succeed while bringing fresh and creative ideas to the table. My lifelong career in fabrication gives me a keen sense of what is needed to get the job done. I value persistence, honesty hard work and getting the job done right with the utmost care in design and execution. I play pool and poker, but my true joy of life is my daughter; spending quality time with her and my wife is what it is all about.

Mike Jablonski

Operations Manager

I have been in the industry for many years – the last 10 of them with Ripa. I started with Ripa as a welder/fitter and have moved my way up to my current role as Operations Manager. I take care of Safety, Quality and Control and Operations management. I value consistence, honesty and hard work and know those ingredients make a great place to work.

When not at work I am with my wife and daughter usually listening to music and hanging out with our pets at home.

Jason Varze

Foreman

I started in the industry in 2003 and earned my red seal journeyman welding certificate from SAIT. I quickly acquired fabrication knowledge in many different areas of the trade, from oilfield, structural and custom builds with carbon steel, aluminium and stainless steel. I started with Ripa in 2018 and I am now the Shop Foreman. I believe in having strong organization skills with an eye for detail, and mentor employees to do the same while being safety conscience.

I am blessed with a beautiful wife and daughter, who understand that you can’t just own one guitar, it’s a life long addiction.

Lindsay Austin

Co-Owner & Human Resourses

As a co-owner of the company it is a privilege to support the work that our employees are doing.

With an Oil & Gas HR background and keen business sense I can support our leadership and employees to be their best! I manage accounting, benefits, HR, and all administrative needs. I love spending time with my daughter and family, my yoga mat and am currently pursuing an International Coaching Certification.