David Del Mastro
President, CEO & Founder
David Del Mastro was raised in a small rural community just outside of Wasaga Beach, Ontario. His vision for what is known today as the Deltro Group of Companies originated when he helped his uncle complete electrical wiring for the new addition to the family home. From that point on he knew he wanted to pursue a career in electrical.
Immediately after graduating from high school, David started his electrical apprenticeship at George Brown College in Toronto. Finishing at the top of his class David received his Red Seal Endorsement as a 309A- Electrician – Construction and Maintenance. Soon after David achieved his designation as a Master Electrician.
At only 23 year old, David founded Deltro Electric Ltd. which is now entering its 30th year. With a keen eye for problem solving David challenges conventional methods of thought as he believes there can always be a better way of completing a task. This mindset has driven him and Deltro to much of its success over the years.
Today David is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Deltro Group of Companies. Though he focuses much of his time on business development and relationship building, on occasion David lends his expertise to the operations team for complex electrical problem solving.
When David is outside of the office he spends quality time with his family and is an avid sports fan.
Dean Del Mastro
Chief Financial Officer
Native of Peterborough Ontario, Dean graduated from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor receiving an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree.
In 1994 Dean started and led his first business with his brothers Douglas, Michael and Jason where they were joined by their mother Yvonne fulfilling a dream held by his late father. The business, Del Mastro Motors Ltd., has since expanded and become one of Ontario’s largest retailers of new recreational vehicles.
Dean was elected on January 23rd 2006 to Canada’s federal parliament where he served until November 2014 after being re-elected in 2008 and 2011. As evidence of his hard work and dedication to the people of Peterborough and Peterborough County, Dean received more votes than any candidate to ever stand for any election in history of the constituency in the 2011 federal election.
In government Dean was quickly recognized for his communications skills and keen business mind. Dean was quickly added by Finance Minister, the Honourable James Flaherty, to the Standing Committee on Finance and served on the special government committee which advised on the creation of Canada’s Economic Action Plan; the most successful response by far of any G7 government to the 2008 economic crisis.
Dean was promoted to serve as the Parliamentary Secretary for Canadian Heritage and Sport in 2008 and was promoted to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister in May 2011. Dean served as Chair of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group, Vice Chair of the Canada-Europe Inter-Parliamentary Group and Chair of the National Rail Caucus. Dean was awarded Music Canada’s Industry Award in 2012 for his work in championing Canada’s copyright reforms and the Orange Award from Transport 2000 for his efforts promoting passenger and high-speed rail in Canada. He was also recognized by numerous charities and veterans organizations in Canada for raising well in excess of $1 million dollars for worthy causes during his term in office.
Dean joined Deltro in November 2014 where he has worked in collaboration to expand the company into a global renewable energy leader. Now serving as the Chief Financial Officer and partner for the Deltro Group of companies, Dean combines his experience in business and government in working to assist the company in achieving its goals.
Dean was married to his wife Kelly in 1996 and they welcomed their daughter Charlotte in November 2014. They proudly farm over 330 acres in Peterborough County fronting on Canada’s historic Trent Severn Waterway.
Director of Construction Services
An established leader in the Canadian construction industry, Uel brings to Deltro a great depth of knowledge and expertise in his position as the Director of Construction Services. Uel’s past experience with major construction companies in Ontario boasts such achievements as Project Director at a large North American company, President of a general contractor and design-build firm and owners’ advocate. Since his initial interest in the construction industry and hands-on training earned from his father a professional Carpenter, Uel now takes on such tasks as responding to calls for proposals, preparing budgets, tenders, attaining legislative approvals and managing contracts.
Community involvement and business leadership have always been important to Uel. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI). Uel brings to this role a wealth of knowledge through his past experiences as the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Cambridge, Ontario and through his work with the Grand Valley Construction Association and Canadian Construction Association.
Uel graduated from Fanshawe College with a Technology Diploma in Construction Engineering and Technology Management in 1985. He became professionally accredited as a full member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors with a Professional Quantity Surveyor designation in 1990.
Uel is happily married to Donna, and they have three children: Sean, Meaghan and Connor. Outside of work Uel is a passionate soccer player and fan. Also enjoys playing basketball and golf in his spare time.
Director of Renewable Energy
Rick Dykstra has spent his professional career in both the private sector as a business owner and entrepreneur and in the public sector as elected official and senior staff member.
As one of the original founders of the family business, Dykstra Landscaping and Greenhouses and as a partner in a successful public affairs company, Rick understands how business operates, is managed and what is required to deliver results and objectives.
A successful 3-term Member of Parliament, City Councillor, Ministerial Chief of Staff and current President of an Ontario provincial political party, Rick Dykstra is skilled and experienced in government relations, public affairs and strategic communications.
Rick Dykstra began his career in St. Catharines at age 25 as a City Councillor. Rick’s tenure as the City’s Budget Chair is the last time in recent years that the City’s budget was reduced.
As a partner in a public affairs firm Rick worked closely with the Ontario Government and maintained a diverse set of clients including the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and forest products company Weyerhaeuser in Northern Ontario.
Rick has held senior roles in the Ontario Government under Premier Mike Harris and served for a decade at the Federal level as Member of Parliament for St. Catharines from 2006-2015, during which time he delivered investments of $372 million for his city and constituents.
Rick built dedicated teams that were well organized and well-funded to win two terms on City Council and three terms as Member of Parliament.
Deeply involved in his community, Rick established Hockey Night in St. Catharines, a charity hockey game that since 2010 has raised over $1 Million for the United Way of St. Catharines and District and Parkinson’s disease research.
Since 2015, Rick has remained actively involved in public service by taking on the significant role of President of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.
Rick currently serves as a Director in Deltro Group, located in Mississauga, Ontario. Deltro provides a complete range of electrical contracting services including designs and installs of electrical systems. Rick is responsible for Deltro’s renewable energy projects in Western Canada and is currently navigating the complex government and regulatory approval process for international renewable energy projects in Barbados and Guyana. Rick is also overseeing the new marketing and public relations strategy which the Deltro Group is undertaking based on its expansion into new and emerging markets world wide.
Rick also provides government relations, strategic communications, public relations, marketing and public affairs advice to a number of private firms and companies. Most recently assisting Canada’s fasting growing credit union in the development of their organization’s strategic communications and growth plan.
His education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Brock University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business at York University. Holding both Canadian and Dutch citizenship allows Rick to work and engage beyond Canada professionally into countries within the European Union as well as Dutch Islands within Latin America.
He resides in St. Catharines, Ontario with his wife Katherine. They are blessed with three grown children, Zachary, Jessica and Lauren.
Chief Operating Officer, Deltro Energy
Andy is passionate about delivering an outstanding energy solution in a completely new way – safe, green and cost-effective. His hands-on experience and innate ability to get things done make him a valuable member of our management team.
Through his work experience in the energy storage industry, Andy has established a broad global business network with key manufacturers and system integrators throughout North America, Europe and Asia.He brings this experience to Deltro as the Chief Operating Officer of Deltro Energy Inc. In this role, Andy is responsible for business development and overseeing renewable energy projects through to successful completion.
Prior to coming to Deltro in 2015, Andy held progressive management roles in sales, marketing, operations and general management with prestigious companies like Whirlpool, GE and Exide Technologies. Over the course of a decade Andy built successful working relationships with customers like Walmart, Home Depot, Mondelez and several others. Andy is also a recognized expert and consultant for turning around businesses.
Andy completed his MBA at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2006. Prior to that he attained his B.Tech in chemical engineering at Coimbatore Institute of Technology in 2001. An engineer at heart and leader by training, Andy is also passionate about cricket. He plays organized cricket at a competitivelevel in Toronto.
With her strengths in mathematics, Hanna graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2001. Shortly after graduation she was hired by Deltro as an electrical estimator. Excited by her original impressions of the industry, Hanna continued to pursue new challenges with the company and excelled in both individual and team-based assignments.
As one of the longest serving members of the Deltro team, Hanna is now the lead estimator at Deltro and is responsible for the engineering department. Numerous projects come across Hanna’s desk on a weekly basis from all areas of design and built to renewable energy. Hanna’s proficiencies in AutoCAD and estimating paired with her depth of knowledge of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and electrical design-build industry enable her to craft cost-effective bids for customers.
Deltro’s tremendous growth throughout Hanna’s career has presented many challenges and new learning opportunities. Hanna is most proud of Deltro’s rate of growth and expansion of capabilities. She describes Deltro’s ability to successfully bid and deliver projects that require a workforce of upwards of 100 workers as a major milestone. Additionally, Hanna is an advocator for Deltro’s expansion into new markets such as renewable energy. She enjoys the diversity in capabilities these projects provide Deltro and notes the growth in skills and knowledge of such areas as outdoor electrical wiring and alternate current high voltage systems.
Hanna has lived in Toronto, Canada since moving from Saigon, Vietnam at the age of eighteen. Hanna is the proud mother of three boys and is happily married. Outside of Deltro Hanna closely follows world news and enjoys cooking.
In 2012, Uliana began working at Deltro after outgrowing her position at a previous civil engineering company. In her current role, Uliana works in the Engineering department at Deltro where she completes engineering and estimating tasks.
Due to her understanding of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code Uliana is Deltro’s main liaison with the Electrical Safety Authority and ensures project fluidity through managing this important relationship. From permit application through as-built completion, Uliana regularly performs advanced level AutoCAD drafting and design of electrical plans in all stages of project development.
With an interest in robotics from a young age, Uliana spearheaded the robotics club and promoted ‘Women in Technology’ in her adolescence. This passion drove her to pursue her Engineering degree.
Uliana graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2010. During her time at Ryerson Uliana held positions within the Ryerson Engineering Student Society that included planning components of Ryerson Engineering Competition and National Engineering Week.
In addition to Canada, Uliana has also lived in Russia and Israel and speaks fluent Russian. Uliana currently lives in Toronto. In her spare time she enjoys reading, exploring the city and travelling.
Chief Operating Officer, Deltro Electric
Prior to Deltro, George had an immensely successful career at Plan Group. During his fifteen years at Plan, George worked in senior project management capacities and for the majority of this time as the Vice President of Construction. During this time George oversaw numerous multimillion dollar projects throughout Ontario from conception through completion.
In 2013 George took on the role of Chief Operating Officer at Deltro Electric Ltd. In his position as Chief Operating Officer George is responsible for overseeing and working closely with the Engineering department and Project Directors.
George is a family man; when away from the office George can normally be found spending quality time with his wife, children and grandchildren.