New Minas Staff

Greg Trefry – Following high school, Greg decided to attend the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. On completing his first year of study in 1971, he found a summer job at a new company called Nova. At the end of the summer, rather than return to college, Greg decided that he just might have a future with this new company. Years later he is both president & owner of Nova Industrial Supplies Ltd. (New Minas, Bridgewater & Yarmouth) as well as divisions Valley Power Products and Party Central (New Minas).

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Gus Smith – Gus joined the Nova Industrial Suppiles Ltd. team in 2013. Gus graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2009, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Upon graduation, Gus joined KPMG LLP, and was enrolled in the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation  in 2012. While working as a Senior Accountant with KPMG, gained experience in audit, tax and advisory services.

Gus’ main focus with Nova is business development and customer relations. He is always looking for new opportunities to meet the needs of our customers.

Murray Lightfoot – Murray has become a fixture in the auto body industry of the Annapolis Valley and South Shore. With over 40 years of sales experience Murray has been with the Nova team since 1978. Well respected for being both knowledgeable and dedicated, Murray continues to excel with his outstanding customer service.

Roger Gammon – Roger has been a dedicated Nova employee since 1980. He is involved in both cylinder delivery and welding sales for the Valley region.

Vic Newcombe – Victor has been delivering cylinders for Nova since 1980. Over this time, Vic has earned a reputation for his punctuality and reliability, and has gained the respect of both customers and fellow employees for his dedication.

Chris Pulsifer – Chris is one of our “go to” guys for welding and Auto parts sales. He is usually in our store here at New Minas but sometimes when called upon, you will find him out on one of our delivery trucks. Chris was with us for a few years and after a brief leave from Nova has returned to us in 2007. We are happy to have Chris back to the Nova Team. If you are looking for auto parts then Chris is the guy to call.

Vincent Coleman – Vince has combined extensive BASF training with over 20 years of experience in paint sales and body shop supplies. Vince has been a member of the Nova team since 1989

Neil Horsley- Neil has been with us since Feb 2012. He came from a building supply background. Neil has been a St.John Ambulance Instructor for over 10 years. Because of his first aid training Neil has a strong emphasis in the Safety Industry. If you are looking for a Safety Product or some Safety advice, Neil is the guy to call.

Marlyce Simms – Marlyce has been with Nova since 2007, she was hired as our office Manager, in 2011 she also took on the role as our Purchasing Agent. So if it’s a form that needs filling out or an order to be placed Marlyce is the one to call.

Peggy Crowell – When you give us a call at Nova in New Minas, Peggy’s voice will often be the first one you hear! Peggy is head of our accounts receivable department and is involved with the daily operations of our head office. Peggy has been a valuable member of the Nova team since 1993.

Darren Crouse – Darren is an accounts payable person for the Nova Group of Companies. He is a business graduate of Acadia University. Darren does a great job and has been with us since 2005.



Tyler Eaton – Tyler joined Nova in the Spring of 2014. Whether he is in the store, or on the road, Tyler always strives to provide excellent service to our customers.




Joe Gillis – Joe is the janitor for Nova, Valley Power Products and Party Central. He works hard to keep our buildings clean!