Walter Koppelaar


Walter guides the vision and provides overall direction to support the continued growth of iSPAN. Walter brings a wealth of experience from his years working alongside his family to build Walters Group into a world-class structural steel fabricator and erector.

Walter’s career started as a fitter/welder on the shop floor and progressed through several roles to spending over 20 years as the President of  Walters Group. Under his direction, Walters Group experienced significant and sustained growth.

In 2016 Walter moved into the role of CEO & Chairman, allowing him to focus on client relationship development and further development of Walters relationships with their partner companies, including iSPAN. In 2018, seeing great potential for the business, Walter then also took on the role of President of iSPAN to lead the business through their accelerating growth.

Walter is actively involved in several structural steel and local business associations. He has held the position of President of the Hamilton Construction Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Erectors Association. He has also served as a Board Member of the Canadian Institute of Structural Steel and led the development of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) specifications and Chaired the committee to formalize AESS standards.


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