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Quintin Symonds

Production Planner - Toronto
What does your role comprise of at Cansel?

I work in warehouse and logistics. My role is ensuring shipping deadlines are met, customer orders are properly picked on time and shipped accordingly, transports are dispatched at a reasonable time to ensure product is shipped out to customers and/or other Cansel branches.

What about your job makes you want jump out of bed?
Personally, I love helping people. I aim to create a positive work environment for my colleagues, I enjoy mentoring others and bring out the best in them, and I love hitting and surpassing all objectives.

How long have you been at Cansel?
I’ve been with Cansel for almost 5 years.

What makes for a great day at work?

Taking care of business, hitting as many objectives as possible.

If you were to recommend Cansel to your best friend, what would you say?
It’s a great place to pursue a career. There’s always something new and exciting that happens day-to-day, it’s a diverse work environment, great people and tons of opportunities to learn and train in new roles.

Describe yourself in one word.


What are you passionate about?
My family, my wife and our two sons. Everything I do is for them, I’m a family man, I love spending quality time with my family. My wife and I worked very hard to build a nice life for our sons. We place high priority on spending time together and making new memories. My wife has been my biggest supporter since day one, and also my in-laws helped guide me along the years to help me succeed, I definitely hit the lottery with them.

What's your idea of a great vacation?

Time with family.

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

My wife and kids.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Jamaica. [Why?] Honestly, I just heard it’s a beautiful place, I’ve had friends and relatives that went there and my wife and I always talked about going there. So that’s one thing we’re going to aim to do in the near future.

If you were to create a piece of art, what would the subject be?

The sky is the limit.

How would your friends describe you?
Hard working, dedicated, I’m a life-long learner who likes to take on new challenges, I’m a dedicated parent, and I’m a proud husband.