Fred Messmer

VP, BC at Ainsworth Inc.

Mr. Messmer began his career in the pulp and paper industry for an industrial automation consulting firm before working as a Design Technologist at Universal Dynamics. Mr. Messmer had previously worked as a co-op student for MCC Powers, in which he enjoyed the building automation work he performed there, so he researched up-and-coming companies in that industry and found ESC. During the past 31 years with ESC, Mr. Messmer has held positions as Application Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Engineering Specialist, Project Team Manager, Operations Manager, Director of Operations, Regional Manager and now Regional Vice President of British Columbia. Mr. Messmer has been a key part of taking ESC from a very small, regional, and minor contractor, and growing it into a multinational organization with over 10 locations. As a part of the executive team, Mr. Messmer has grown the ESC philosophy of “Do it Right” and has helped the company’s growth with strategic acquisitions. He is certified as a BCIT Electronics and Instrumentations technologist and uses his technical expertise and people management to grow ESC with the right culture.


  • VP, BC

    Current role

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