Western Weed Control (1980) Ltd. has been in business for more than 40 years and we are proud of the level of experience and expertise we can offer our customers. Please read about our principals and view our company timeline below. For case studies of selected clients, please click here.
Rob holds a Business Degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business and has more than 25 years experience in many facets of the vegetation control industry.
He holds, or has held, M.O.E. applicators certificates in Forestry, Landscape, Structural and Industrial designations and is responsible for overseeing all contracts ranging up to $200,000 undertaken by Western Weed Control since 1988. He has managed up to 35 employees and has expert knowledge in; all forms of civil and industrial vegetation control; landscape installation/maintenance and Arboriculture; weed, insect and disease identification/control.
Ian has been with Western Weed Control (1980) Ltd. since 1997 and holds M.O.E. applicators certificates along with experience in the management of vegetation control crews.
His background includes supervising up to 40 people in both non-union and unionized settings. His sales background includes large industrial accounts, government contracts and residential accounts including positions that have produced multi-million dollar contracts where he has supervised the after sale process from product manufacturing to acceptance by the customer. Ian holds a power engineer certificate and has mechanical experience through a mechanic's apprenticeship and teaching flying as he was a Commercial rated pilot. Ian has also been an independent contractor on government contracts.
Richard, with Western Weed Control (1980) Ltd. since 2017 and holds an M.O.E. Industrial Applicators License, Occupational First Aid Certificate and H2s Alive Certificate.
Richard oversees and assists in the day to day operations, client procurement initiatives, and new products and service development.
His background as a self-employed business owner of a successful retail operation in Metro Vancouver included dealing with institutions, governments, commercial and general public accounts in both sales and after sales service. Richard also has a Canadian Power Squadron certificate and is working on his master skipper’s certificate.
W.F. (Bill) Hadath
Our founder (1936-2018)
Sadly, Bill passed away early in 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed. His influence, inspiration and humanitarianism will never be forgotten.
Bill was a pioneer in the Weed and Pest Control Industry. With over 50 years of experience, he was truly an “Expert” in all facets. His ground-breaking Innovations and unique methodologies have advanced our company and the entire industry in myriad ways.
Bill “Loved” what he did and made doing it “Fun”. His thirst for knowledge, desire to succeed and unmatched work ethic were the cornerstones from which this company was built and thrives to this day. His legacy lives on through the company he founded, the code he lived by and countless people he empowered, enlightened and inspired.