Walt Koppelaar

Walt Koppelaar

Vice President Sales & Markets

Walt has worked across many areas of the business. In his current role, Walt takes a focused approach to expanding markets geographically and diversifying into targeted sectors to help Walters meet our aspirations for growth. Walt believes strongly in the value of building long-term relationships. He has built strong ties with developers, builders, and constructors throughout the industry.

Walt started with Walters in the summer of 1978 on the shop floor, moving into fitting and on-site work after completing his Civil Engineering Technology Diploma. Walt began full-time employment as a structural steel detailer in 1985 and then went on to work in project management.

Walt’s entrepreneurial nature took him outside of the company for a few years where he set up a company in the transportation and speciality finishes industry. He re-joined Walters in 1996 and focused on project management. He helped centralize and expand the supply chain by expanding relationships with mills and suppliers globally to enable Walters to source strategically. As a result, Walters can now bring clients a broad line of supplies and speciality materials and metals.

Walt brings an easy going attitude to everything he does and is known to be the voice of reason in challenging situations. He is also a skilled negotiator who keeps a sharp focus when working towards achieving an outcome.

Walt Koppelaar

Vice President Sales & Markets
WaltK@waltersinc.com
(905) 388-7111 x143

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I have a well-rounded view of everything that happens to bring a project from an idea to the finish line. Having such a broad perspective helps in pricing projects and in developing relationships with clients and industry partners.

Walt Koppelaar

Vice President Sales & Markets
WaltK@waltersinc.com
(905) 388-7111 x143

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Select Projects

Bay-Adelaide Centre West

Designed as a landmark signature tower, with a distinctive rooftop silhouette that leaves an architectural imprint on the skyline

Carnegie Hall Re-development

Re-development project for one of the most prestigious music venues in the world.

Lester B. Pearson Airport Terminal Development

Lester B. Pearson International Airport Terminal Development (GTAA)

Replacing the original Terminal One and a portion of Terminal Two at Canada’s busiest airport in Toronto, ON.

Bloomberg Stairs

Manhattan Corporate Headquarters

Signature nine-flight cantilevered staircase curving uniformly through four different floor-to-ceiling distances.

Brookfield Place Entry Pavilion

An impressive architecturally exposed structural steel structure is the entryway pavilion of the World Financial Centers in NYC.