SGI’s Senior Director of Salvage Operations
SGI Salvage Operations has a new Senior Director, Lyle McIntyre. He joined Salvage after leading SGI’s Auto Claims Division. Before then Lyle honed his leadership skills in various business sectors, including technology, banking and mechanical. He is known to say, “regardless of the type of business it is all comes down to the people. When you help your people achieve their full potential, your business will thrive!” At SGI, Lyle is known company-wide for his exceptional leadership and business acumen, as well as his kind heart and fun sense of humor.
As a young man, Lyle remembers depending on recycled parts from SGI Salvage to help keep his “fix-er-upper” cars on the road. It’s exciting for a car-guy like Lyle to now find himself leading a familiar Saskatchewan icon. When asked about his initial impression after joining SGI Salvage, Lyle said, “I always recognized that SGI Salvage played an important part in supplying auto recyclers and the repair industry. Now with the entire auto industry facing global supply issues, we have a real opportunity to help during these difficult times. I‘m proud of the work our Salvage team is doing to support our customers in Saskatchewan and around the world.”
SGI’s Director of Provincial Salvage Operations
Conrad Melnychuk is well-known throughout SGI’s Auto Fund and Corporate divisions for his down-to-earth approach and insatiable curiosity. He’s never met an automotive manual–or a set of IKEA instructions, for that matter–that he hasn’t mastered in record time. Yes, Conrad is renowned for taking things apart and putting them back together again just to find out how they work.
Conrad grew up within a family-run, small-town automotive shop in Raymore, Saskatchewan, and as a youngster, he often napped in the corner while mom and dad got to work. When other kids his age were playing with Legos and Tonka trucks in the 1970s, Conrad was helping his dad with R&I. Conrad helped his dad by taking the removed part, and when it was time to finish the job, he instinctively knew where it went. The family decided to sell the business years later, but Conrad never lost his love for vehicles. In fact, his automotive know-how proved very useful when he wound up at SGI in November 1998 as an Auto Damage Appraiser at Regina Commercial Claims.
In 2003, he was promoted to Branch Manager of SGI Salvage, Yorkton, where he worked until taking on the Director of Provincial Salvage Operations position in the summer of 2022. Conrad holds a Journeyman’s Auto Body Certificate in Motor Vehicle Repair and he’s also working to obtain his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.