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About Our Team
Greg Godbout - Principal
You could say woodworking tooling is in Greg’s DNA. After working for his family’s tooling business (Royce) in his youth, Greg spent 10 years at Laguna Tools, working for the majority of that time as a VP-GM. Greg set out on his own in 2008. Greg founded Rangate to support the solid wood industry with world-class tooling, and a different approach to business. From the start, Greg’s vision was a tightly-knit company that could use technology and smart logistics pass on the savings of running a tight ship to clients. 10 years later, and the team has come a long way from Greg’s start in his garage!
Aside from solid wood, Greg’s great passion is skiing, and he does his best to find time to enjoy some fresh powder in the Pacific Northwest each year.
Chris Chan – COO
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Chris worked as a senior engineer and project team leader for AT&T before joining Rangate. He brought his aptitude for managing large, complex projects to Rangate, and is very involved in ensuring no details fall through the cracks in Rangate’s major projects with clients. Chris is the operational wizard who makes everything run smoothly, with a hand in just about everything that happens here.
Chris is a devoted volunteer as well! He’s been recognized for his volunteer service to the Vancouver Police Department multiple times, regularly doing community controls with Rangate’s beloved dog and consensus favorite team member, Theo.
Bill Wickett – Application Specialist
Bill is a veteran of all aspects of solid wood production, having worked in, set up, and supervised all kinds of production woodworking shops. He’s had a 30+ year career as a consultative problem solver specializing in solid-wood cutting tools and production machinery, in shops and plants across Canada and the U.S.A. Bill dives deep to help our clients optimize their tools, which saves money and time on their projects.
When he’s not deep into some tool drawings or in the shop crafting something for his work designing and building museum interior spaces, Bill loves sailing on Lake Ontario.
Florian Guéret – Client Support
Florian helps make sure everyone who contacts us gets fast, friendly, and knowledgeable service. You can count on Florian for support with any order you place with us, from ensuring all your questions on Knot Filler get answered, to optimizing insert knife re-orders for major CNC production lines. Originally from Angers, France, Florian is now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
He’s never happier than when he gets to spend some quality time with his two young children, who are growing up to be fluent in both English and Français.
Alex Tonin – Communications & Marketing
Almost everything you read on the Rangate, CutterShare, and Alpine Workshops websites is Alex’s handiwork! He’s also active in helping coordinate Rangate’s internal projects and ongoing operations.
Alex is nicknamed “The Voice” of Rangate for good reason- people are always telling him he sounds like he should be on the radio! If you’ve ever called our phone number, you’ve probably heard him read the directory listings.
Cliff Ma – Shipping & Warehousing
If you’ve ever received something from us and appreciated the extra care in the packing and tracking of your shipment, Cliff’s the one to thank! It’s Cliff’s job to keep our products coming in and out of our warehouse like a well-oiled machine. Cliff is a graduate of the Wood Science program at the University of BC, and gained plenty of experience working in production facilities during his education. He’s also responsible for using our advanced equipment to inspect cutters before shipping.
Christine Morrissey – Accounting
Christine has been with Rangate since the beginning, joining the team full-time in 2018. Her energy and positivity keeps the books for Rangate, CutterShare, and Alpine Workshops humming along smoothly.
Outside of work, Christine is a proud grandma! She loves just about every water sport- except surfing, which is unusual because she's a born and raised Californian at heart.
Jaime is a graduate of the Wood Science program at the University of BC. At Rangate, Jaime lends his energy and enthusiasm to supporting Rangate's client projects. Jaime’s also happy to help Spanish-speaking clients work with Rangate en Español.
His interest in woodworking is more than professional- Jaime makes his own custom wooden skateboards and surfboards when he’s not at work!
Last but never least is Theo! Even though he is past retirement age in dog years, Theo still comes in to work every day with a smile and a wagging tail. He's the best-loved dog on the block, and everyone from truck drivers to the mailman make time to say hello and give a few pets or a treat to this big guy when they come by Rangate HQ. When he's not hard at work napping in the office, Theo loves being in water with a pure joy that is truly enviable. Ever since he was a pup, nothing has made him happier than taking a swim for hours on end!