President and Chief Executive Officer
As the business leader for ModSpace, Mr. Paquin is responsible for overseeing the business operations and strategic vision for the company. Mr. Paquin initially joined ModSpace (formerly Resun) in August 2001, in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer, and was promoted to President and CEO in November 2003. Prior to joining ModSpace, Mr. Paquin was Chief Financial Officer for Volvo Commercial Finance North America, a captive finance company with $3 billion in assets in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Among his significant previous positions, Mr. Paquin was employed by General Electric Company (1989 - 1995). His last assignment at GE was with the Commercial Transportation leasing division of GE Capital Fleet Services in Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Paquin holds both a BS and an MBA in International Finance from the University of Ottawa.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Burns joined Modular Space Corporation as Chief Financial Officer in January 2008. Mr. Burns is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations including corporate financing, corporate accounting, financial controls, treasury and risk management. Prior to joining ModSpace, Mr. Burns was the CFO and Treasurer of Checkpoint Systems, Inc. from 2000 to 2007. Checkpoint is an $800M manufacturer and marketer of identification, tracking, security and merchandising solutions for the retail industry worldwide. Mr. Burns was a member of Checkpoint’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005. Other positions held at Checkpoint included Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and Director of Tax. Mr. Burns has a B.S. in Commerce from Washington & Lee University, and an M.S. in Taxation from Villanova University.
Chief Information Officer and VP of Operations
Since coming to ModSpace in 2007, Ms. Somes has held multiple leadership roles. Today she oversees all field operations, the customer service function, as well as the information technology team. Ms. Somes came to ModSpace with significant experience in information technology, operations, finance and business development at both privately held companies and large corporations in the US and Canada. She previously had executive positions at Volvo Commercial Finance, GE Capital and General Electric Canada. Ms. Somes holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Ms. Ahrens brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to the ModSpace team. As the leader of the sales and marketing organization, she drives growth by advocating customer-first strategies throughout the business. Prior to joining ModSpace, Ms. Ahrens served as the SVP of Sales and Distribution for the contract furniture company, Knoll, Inc. She also served more than 15 years at Xerox Corporation where she held several positions before taking on the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. Ms. Ahrens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University and has completed executive programs at Columbia and Harvard business schools. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but now resides in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Canada
Mr. Boily oversees all sales, operations and business development for ModSpace in Canada. Prior to his tenure with ModSpace, Mr. Boily was the Canadian leader of GE Modular Space for seven years, having joined the company in January 1997 as a Territory Manager in Toronto. Earlier experience includes serving as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and part owner of one of Canada's largest modular manufacturers, Les Maisons Quebco, based in Val-d'Or, Quebec, for a period of nine years. Mr. Boily holds a BBA with a double major in Marketing and Human Resources from Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec.
General Counsel and VP of Human Resources
Mr. Sheets joined ModSpace (formerly Resun) in January 2004, and is responsible for managing all human resources and legal affairs of ModSpace and advising management and the Board of Directors on the legal aspects of day-to-day business operations. He also serves as Corporate Secretary for ModSpace. Prior to joining ModSpace, Mr. Sheets was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Ober Kaler, P.C., where he was a member of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Finance Department and represented equipment leasing and finance companies. Mr. Sheets holds a BA in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina and a Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Vice President, Marketing
Mr. Wagner joined ModSpace in January 2010 and is responsible for all marketing and communications activities, including brand and digital development, SEM, SEO, lead generation, sales support, social media, employee communications and media relations. In this leadership role, Mr. Wagner draws from over 25 years of corporate marketing and communications experience. Over the course of his career, Mr. Wagner has worked extensively to provide both B2B and B2C brand and marketing leadership to retail and direct sales channels, covering product packaging and positioning, advertising, direct response, e-marketing, marketing communications and public relations. His industry marketing experience includes consumer financial services, residential real estate, automotive, health and fitness, telecommunications and secondary education. Mr. Wagner holds a B.A. in Advertising from the College of Communications of Penn State University.
Vice President, Construction Services
Mr. Tikriti joined ModSpace in March 2005 and is responsible for all major project design, estimating, and construction activities with overall responsibly on project delivery, and success. Prior to joining ModSpace, Mr. Tikriti was the Construction Services Manager for the Central Division of GE Modular Space. Previous to his tenure in the modular industry, Mr. Tikriti worked in traditional design-build as a Construction Project Manager specializing in commercial and educational projects, and as a project architect in the healthcare industry. Mr. Tikriti also worked as an international sales manager in the concrete precast industry where he provided sales, technical and field support in Asia, Europe and the Mideast. Mr. Tikriti holds a Master’s in Project Management from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University.