About Us

The voice of the scaffold and access industry in Canada.

Who we are

Founded in 1981, the AAC is a non-profit, member-driven organization devoted to safeguarding and advancing the interest of the scaffold and access industries. 

Our Member categories include:

• Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Contractors
• Professional Engineers and Consultants

• Associates

What we do

The AAC voices the positions of its members with legislative and regulatory bodies, and maintains a strong working relationship with relevant government departments and agencies.  Additionally, the AAC provides its members with opportunities to market to a wide network of industry partners, and to learn about new and potential challenges facing the industry. 

Our Board of Directors

President – Rick McKinlay, Facade Access Canada Experts

Immediate Past President – Roger Marsland, Scafom Canada

Treasurer – Ryan Freedman, Layher Canada Scaffolding Inc.


Tom Clark, Alberta Specialty Services Ltd

Len Bryden, Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters

Rik Vandelinde, Bee Access

Ken Lohnes, EIW Scaffolding Ltd. 

Christian Bell, EllisDon

Sharmin Kassam, EllisDon

Rick McKinlay, Facade Access Canada Experts (FACE)

Brandon Marton, Hinton Scaffold Solutions

Sam Preziuso, IHSA

James Gordon, Klimer Platforms Inc. 

Ryan Freedman, Layher Scaffold Solutions Inc.

Lou Totino, Sancton Group Inc.

Graham MacLeod, Skyrider Equipment

Adam Bridgman, United Brotherhood of Carpenters

Rory Smith, United Brotherhood of Carpenters

Our Committees

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