Our Team

of Experts

Providing Innovative

 Solutions!

Tony LaGrange, B.Sc.

President

Besides Tony's Irish propensity to entertain Quantum staff and customers with humorous stories of growing up in a home with 13 siblings, Quantum's founder obtained a B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry and  worked in many areas of the industrial and commercial coatings industry. From there he began Quantum - first in his garage, then to a leased property in Edmonton, AB, and presently to his own facility in St. Albert. In Tony's early days he was a one-man show and handled all aspects of his company - from first contact, to product development, to satisfied customer. He leads staff by his example, and besides fulfilling his duties as President of a quickly growing company, is never adverse to rolling up his sleeves and providing assistance in every area. His expertise in the lab remains indispensable as it does at home with children ranging from a toddler, who already follows his Dad's passion for science and 'experiments' to test his theories on flammability, to university graduates. 

tlagrange@quantumchemical.com

Elda Daantos, B.Sc.

Product Development Specialist

Elda began her career in the coatings industry in Canada at Cloverdale Paint, where she was a senior product development specialist for 10 years, and has now been with Quantum for five years in the same capacity. Over the past two years she has been able to utilize her excellent eye for colour, in the development of our specialized RPI products, used on water slides in many of the most famous water parks in the world. Her work ethic and happy disposition are appreciated by co-workers and customers. Embracing Canadian culture, Elda is now a 'hockey' mom. Hanging onto her Filipino culture, she is a 'happy' hockey mom. 

edaantos@quantumchemical.com

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Adam Carter, B.Sc.

Product Development Specialist

Adam is a long-standing and valued member of our product research and development team. When he's not in the lab developing or testing our products, he may also be found in the board room teaching the gamut of information on Quantum's products, spraying samples, representing Quantum at a trade show, assisting customers on a job site, or meeting with vendors to keep abreast of new and changing technology in our industry. For fun, Adam's down-time typically involves renovations or world travel. 

acarter@quantumchemical.com

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Dr. Robert (Bob) Jost, Ph.D.

Product Development Specialist

The brain drain of Canadian professionals heading south has fortunately worked in reverse for Quantum with the addition of American-born and educated Dr. Jost. Bob began his career at the Alberta Research Council, now Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, in 2006. As a research scientist he was developing cellulose and hemicellulose-based materials, affording him the Alberta Research Council’s 2008/09 Technical Innovation Achievement Award. Robert joined Quantum Technical Services in 2013 and currently designs polymeric materials for various commercial applications. Dr. Jost holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, LA where he received a National Science Foundation fellowship with multi-disciplinary training through a Materials Creation Training Program and a B.Sc. in biochemistry and economics from the University of Wisconsin. Bob quickly became an invaluable part of the Quantum team. His pleasant demeanor and ready smile add to the easy-going camaraderie of Quantum's culture. He works with a meticulous sense of urgency and can be heard 'running' up and down the stairs from his office to the lab. Following work, he continues 'running' after his five active children. 

bjost@quantumchemical.com

David Demitor

Product Technical Specialist

David brings many years  of transportation coatings industry experience to Quantum Chemical, having worked in business development and technical sales for most of his career. His experience with everything from product research and development, specifically with epoxies, urethanes, aliphatic and aromatic polyureas, to training painters, setting up processes and audits, as well as having certification in the Six Sigma, Kaizen and Lean programs, rounds out our team and provides that experience to our customers. When not working in the field with business development, conducting demonstrations, setting up new installations, assisting with equipment purchases, training painters, attending trade shows, etc., he can be found in our lab, helping to spray, test, provide training and perfect our product line-up. His easy-going manner and cheerful disposition make Dave a pleasure to work with.

 
Dave's attention to detail shows in his approach to business as well as in his hobby of rebuilding classic Mustangs

for his collection. He enjoys travelling, hiking, biking and spending time with his wife and family and is delighted with the addition of his first grandchild.

ddemitor@quantumchemical.com

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Vicki Beier

VP Marketing & Technical Advisor

Vicki is our contact for technical inquiries, pricing, accounting, order status, and order desk. Her regular interactions with code specialists, engineers and architects regarding our SafeCoat® products keeps her up-to-date on industry standards and therefore, knowledgeable in assisting our distributor network and customers. She is also responsible for the website and welcomes your input in improving your visit to the site. Outside work,Vicki is part of a team that organizes initiatives in support of family and personally enjoys spending time with her own - especially the 'littles' (grandchildren).  

vbeier@quantumchemical.com

Dave Martin, P.Eng.

Chemical Engineer/Safety Specialist

Along with being Quantum's Chemical Engineer, Dave is responsible for our Safety, Lean, and Kaizen programs. He ensures all Quantum employees have their recommended training in safety, first aid, etc. He monitors chemical compliance and generates accurate Safety Data Sheets for all Quantum products. As a past employee of Layfield Group, Dave brings his expertise in the area of secondary containment to our customers and provides them with required testing and Standard Operating Procedures. Dave has also been instrumental in the development of Quantum's Quality Control App that is presently being field-tested in the containment market. When asked what he would include in his bio, he was quick to say he is both extremely handsome and charming. And to that, Dave, we would add confident.

dmartin@quantumchemical.com

Brendan Beier

Procurement, Shipping/Receiving and Production Scheduling

While still in high school, Brendan began working part time at Quantum in production and packaging. Within a short time, shipping and receiving were added to his position. Due to his quick computer skills, he has also become the go-to guy for Quantum's new integrated inventory-accounting system. With his knowledge in production and Quantum's raw material requirements, the natural progression was to procurement and production scheduling. You may direct any shipping, receiving or purchasing inquiries to Brendan. As husband and father of five young children, family is a priority to Brendan.

bbeier@quantumchemical.com

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