Say “Hello” To Our New COO for Canada!

We are pleased to announce that the shareholders and Board of Directors have appointed Mr. Ivo Beljo as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Viacore’s Canadian Operations.

Ivo is a commerce graduate from Laurentian University and former owner of Rematech Industries with more than 25 years of technical, operations and business development experience in the conveyor belting, rubber lining and molded product industry. He most recently executed the role of Vice President of Business Development for the Canadian operations, helping to expand the business footprint and diversify the product and service offerings while also leading the team that provides critical project management oversite.

Sergio Restagno, Incoming President & CEO of Viacore, commented, “We are very pleased to have Ivo in the role of COO to continue to use his diverse background to help us grow our business in Canada and drive the achievement of our long-term strategy. Ivo brings a wealth of business development and operating experience to our team and is well suited for this role.”

Some fun facts about Ivo Beljo: he is a member of the Sudbury foodbank board, Croatia Adria soccer club, and a recent board member of the Greater Sudbury soccer club. Additionally, it is important to note that over his professional career, Ivo has executed a variety of roles ranging from Supervisor, General Manager to COO and provided consultative support to all industries with a particular focus on the mining sector in Canada.

We look forward to seeing Ivo succeed in his new role.

2024-02-12T08:07:22-08:00February 9, 2024|0 Comments

A Fond Farewell and a Bright Welcome

Today we announce that Janice Stasiuk, President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, will be retiring March 31, 2024.

Ms. Stasiuk joined Viacore (formerly Belterra) in 2012 as CFO, becoming President and CEO in April 2017. She has led a period of sustained organic and acquisition growth and was instrumental in the merging and rebranding of Belterra and All-State Belting into Viacore Solutions in 2023. “I have been honored to have led a team of extraordinary people across the organization over the past 7 years and am confident that I am leaving the Company in good hands.,” commented Ms. Stasiuk.

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Sergio Restagno will succeed Ms. Stasiuk on April 1, 2024. Mr. Restagno joined Belterra in 2014 as a Regional Vice-President, becoming Sr. Vice President of Canadian Operations in 2018, and then COO for Canada in April 2021.

Mr. Restagno is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of technical, operations and business development experience in the manufacturing and industrial supply and service sectors and has been instrumental in helping the Viacore team expand and diversify its business. Mr. Restagno has also been very active with NIBA – The Belting Association, as a member of the Edu Tech committee, as a director, and now incoming Executive for the organization.

We wish Ms. Stasiuk a happy retirement, and a big congratulations to Mr. Restagno on his new role in our company.

2024-02-06T14:27:15-08:00February 6, 2024|0 Comments

Viacore Solutions Acquires Alternative Belting

Today we’re excited to announce that effective Feb 1st, 2024 Viacore has acquired 100% of the shares of Alternative Belting and Alternative Van Isle.  Alternative, founded in 2000, has been a leader in providing top-quality material handling products and services from 7 locations in 3 provinces across Canada. They offer a wide range of industry experience, delivering premium conveyor belt solutions across Canada to industries such as mining, lumber, pulp & paper, aggregate, cement and the food industry. Being a safety-conscious company, just like Viacore, effective Health and Safety management systems are integrated into their business operations.

“We are excited to be working with Jim Long [President of Alternative Belting] and his team at Alternative.  This merger will strengthen our position throughout Canada and improve our ability to service our mutual customers,” explained Janice Stasiuk, President and CEO of Viacore. “This acquisition will further our ability to meet our customers’ needs in a safe and timely manner.  Alternative shares our values of providing safe and innovative solutions to our material handling customers.”

“We have grown our business by providing quality service, products and solutions while focusing on safety. We see Viacore as highly aligned with our vision. By joining with Viacore, we will improve our service capabilities as well as increasing opportunities for our employees. We’re excited for the future,” commented Jim Long.





Aujourd’hui, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer qu’à compter du 1er février 2024, Viacore a acquis la totalité des actions d’Alternative Belting et d’Alternative Van Isle. Alternative, fondée en 2000, a été un leader dans la fourniture de produits et de services de manutention de matériaux de haute qualité à partir de 7 sites répartis dans 3 provinces du Canada. Ils offrent une vaste expérience industrielle, fournissant des solutions de bandes transporteuses haut de gamme à travers le Canada pour des industries telles que l’exploitation minière, le bois d’œuvre, la pâte et le papier, les agrégats, le ciment et l’industrie alimentaire. En tant qu’entreprise soucieuse de la sécurité, tout comme Viacore, des systèmes de gestion efficaces de la santé et de la sécurité sont intégrés à leurs opérations commerciales.

“Nous sommes ravis de travailler avec Jim Long [Président d’Alternative Belting] et son équipe chez Alternative. Cette fusion renforcera notre position à travers le Canada et améliorera notre capacité à servir nos clients communs”, a expliqué Janice Stasiuk, Présidente et PDG de Viacore. “Cette acquisition renforcera encore notre capacité à répondre aux besoins de nos clients de manière sûre et opportune. Alternative partage nos valeurs en fournissant des solutions sûres et innovantes à nos clients de la manutention de matériaux.”

“Nous avons développé notre entreprise en fournissant un service, des produits et des solutions de qualité tout en mettant l’accent sur la sécurité. Nous considérons Viacore comme étant en parfait accord avec notre vision. En nous associant à Viacore, nous améliorerons nos capacités de service ainsi que les opportunités pour nos employés. Nous sommes enthousiastes pour l’avenir,” a commenté Jim Long.

2024-02-02T10:48:22-08:00February 2, 2024|0 Comments

The Merge and Rebrand of Belterra and All-State Belting

As of July 10th, 2023, the operational merger of Belterra and All-State Belting, two leaders in the material handling industry, have become a unified entity: Viacore. This partnership not only combines our expertise, but also aligns our resources to better service our customers.

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Both companies conducted an extensive amount of research to ensure this decision would enhance how we conduct business. ASB and Belterra both exceeded our hopes for organizations that can combine with complimenting each other’s continued commitment to service excellence and the delivery of proven solutions that leverage our combined expertise and knowledgebase, enabling us to continue to inspire our clients, vendors, and associates to partner with us and grow.

belterraThis merger will allow us to provide an array of services to a larger market given that we have currently 31 branches strategically located across Canada and the US. Our combined companies are now conducting business under the name: Viacore.

The name Viacore (Vee-Ah-Core) was born by bringing together two ideas: via and core.

  • Via (Vee-Ah) means a road, way, or direction. This ties to our role in keeping material handling systems moving effectively and efficiently down a given process path or direction.
  • Core signifies the central or vital component of something.

We want any client who works with Viacore to see us as a trusted partner that is core to their business, where we help drive your operations on the path of success, driving your growth, as well as ours. We encourage you to browse our brand-new website and get to know us:

If you have any questions about this exciting news or our new identity, please contact any of us at any time by finding your nearest location here.

2023-12-14T16:31:54-08:00July 10, 2023|0 Comments
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