Mr. David E. Elhard, President/Founder




Dave received his Electronic Engineering Technology diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1987 and his Business Administrative Diploma with the University of Calgary in 1992. After completing his formal education at SAIT, he started work with Q-Tron Ltd., a manufacturer of locomotive monitoring and control equipment where he gained 13 years of electronic manufacturing and management experience. While at Q-Tron he served as Production Manager as well as Engineering Manager.


Mr. Elhard joined Turnkey Solutions/Electromec in 2000 when it was still a small company of 10 employees and contributed to its significant growth to over 120 employees through his involvement with personnel, manufacturing, purchasing and quality improvement. During his time at Turnkey/Electromec he served as General Manager, VP of Purchasing/Planning, VP of Manufacturing and Engineering.


In June of 2004 he left Electromec to start his new business venture with the opening of IMS, Innovative Manufacturing Source Inc. after seeing a need for a new alternative in Contract Manufacturing in Western Canada. Since the beginning of IMS, he has built a tremendous team and experienced growth in terms of customers, sales and equipment far beyond his expectations.


Mr. Stuart Henley - VP of Business Development


Stuart received his Telecommunications Technology diploma From Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1988. After completing his education at SAIT, he started work at Pelours Navigation Systems , a manufacturer of Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) used for the aeronautical industry and part of the ground landing systems used at airports around the world. He worked in the manufacturing division and served as a Technologist as well as the Technical Production Manager.


In 1998, Stuart found Turnkey Solutions Inc.  In the role of President / CEO he grew the business to 120 personnel and sales in excess of 6 million in less than 4 years. In 2002 Stuart was instrumental in the merger between Turnkey Solutions and All New Manufacturing to create Electromec Inc. with 250 employees and a manufacturing facility of 115,000 square feet, creating a one stop manufacturing facility for Electronics and Metal Fabrication. During his time there he held positions of Vice President, COO and Director.


In 2004 Stuart resigned from all positions at Electromec Inc. and joined August Electronics Inc. as the VP of Business Development. During his time with August, he grew the personnel from 40 to 160 and sales over 800% in his 7 year tenure. During his time as the VP of Business Development, August made the top 200 fastest growing companies in Canada 3 times in Profit Magazine.


In 2012 Stuart joined Innovative Manufacturing Source (IMS) and once again teamed up with his old friend Dave Elhard (President / Founder of IMS) as the VP of Business Development. Stuart brings his knowledge and experience to work with the IMS team to aid in building a world class Contract Manufacturer in Calgary.  His experience fits the continued growth plan and further strengthens the commitment by IMS to create manufacturing excellence and unparalleled customer satisfaction in Western Canada.



IMS Office Mascot


Kallie joined IMS in May of 2009 and has become an integral part of our team. Kallie works in the HR department and takes her role very seriously.  If you are feeling down or in need of a little attention, or if you just have some extra lunch you don't know what to do with, Kallie is there for you!



IMS employs a staff of 100 in the following areas;


Inside and Outside Sales


Material Management


Stockroom, Shipping and Receiving




Quality Control and Inspection


Production Support and Programming




Production Staff including;


Surface Mount Technology


Thru Hole and Final Assembly


Mechanical Assembly/Box Builds






Metal Fabrication and Machining