Leadership Team About Us

Building Relationships

Meet the team who are committed to building mutual success through partnership.

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Dana Merritt

Chief Executive Officer

“I believe in supporting people to do their very best and in leading by example.”

As the CEO of Olympic International Sales, Dana Merritt oversees all operational and corporate functions of the organization.

Dana values integrity and operational excellence and brings teamwork and creativity to her role of guiding the company forward. She joined Olympic International in 2008 and brings over 30 years of experience in operational and financial management.

Dana is a CPA and has a BCom from the University of British Columbia.

Julian Howitt


“I believe in high performance and empowering others to fulfil on their goals.”

Julian joined Olympic International in 2013 bringing extensive contracting sales experience which he developed in two leading HVAC markets (Toronto, Ontario and Dallas, Texas)

Julian’s contracting sales experience has been focused in the commercial and mixed residential hi-rise bid-spec construction market as well as in design-build projects in the commercial and institutional markets.

He finds fulfillment in all aspects of the construction process and with the added hands-on challenges the team faces.  Julian brings innovation and creativity with a commitment to making a difference in delivering a complete solution.

Julian is committed to the development of new employees in the organization and considers ongoing professional growth, training & development vital to reliably delivering exceptional service in an ever-changing marketplace.

Julian graduated in Engineering from McMaster University in 1999.

Jay Jagpal


“I’m passionate about providing specialized solutions for zero carbon projects that exceed customer expectations and help mitigate climate change.”

Known for his energy and solution-oriented approach, Jay is committed to the education and development of both employees and customers. Active in the community, Jay also demonstrates his leadership in the engineering industry at the local ASHRAE chapter, where he is a past president.
Jay joined Olympic International in 2010 and has been actively involved in Commercial, Institutional, Residential, and Retrofit, where his strong focus on engineering sales has led to a wide portfolio of successful projects. His leadership in emerging products includes:

  • Cutting edge engineering and laboratory building SFU SE3P
  • Residential developments Burrard A and Burrard B, Cap West, and 1401 Hunter Streets
  • Low carbon Schools such as Willoughby Secondary School.
  • Retrofitting existing institutional buildings such as UBC HEBB
  • Zero Carbon facilities like Rodden Lodge

Jay has a Bachelor’s in Applied Science from UBC and a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from BCIT.

Tom Naughton


Tom has over 17 years of engineering and contracting sales experience with a focus on schools, multi-family, high-rise, office, and institutional work.

Tom’s notable projects in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, include:

  • The Paramount Richmond
  • Vancouver Mail Processing Plant
  • One Water

He is passionate about the success of his clients, creatively working on new technology and ensuring that the projects he works on are delivered with a high level of performance and energy efficiency. Tom graduated with a degree in Mechanical Systems from BCIT.

Nick Hanson


“Leadership in HVAC is about setting and maintaining the highest industry standards, ensuring every system we design and install is a benchmark for quality.”

Nick has been an essential member of the Olympic International family since he joined in 2015. As the leader of our service department, Nick prioritizes the development of his team and the individuals within it. With over 25 years of experience in HVAC, Nick has also been honored as a Daikin Service Champion.

Nick holds multiple diplomas, primarily in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning and Service Technology. The growth he has driven at Olympic International has been instrumental to our success. Since starting the Service Division, Nick has expanded the team to over 35 staff members across two locations, Vancouver and Kelowna.

Dana MacLean

Director of Sales Operations

“My belief is that communication is the foundation of a great team.”

Dana is passionate about training & development, an integral component of the team’s success. She believes our people are our most valuable asset. Dana has 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry and has been working at Olympic since 2006.  Her experience in Project Management and customer service is over 25 years.  She is the facilitator of the innovative Olympic International Technical Training programs designed to enhance the HVAC knowledge of our industry partners.

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