Rick McLean is President of Empire Machinery & Tools Ltd., one of Canada’s largest sheet metal and metal fabricating machinery distributors. Rick began his career in 1982 while working as a press brake and shear operator in a large fabricating company in Toronto Ontario. In 1984 he started his sales career working with two of Ontario’s oldest machinery dealers in Markham and London. In May of 2000 Rick packed up his family and moved to Winnipeg to become a partner in Empire Machinery & Tools Ltd. Since then he has enjoyed working with companies as small as one man operations to large multinational corporations to help them solve their fabricating equipment needs.