Crowther Machinery Ltd

Crowther Limited was originally a textile machine manufacturer from Leicester, England. In 1950, John Crowther came to Canada to establish Crowther Ltd as a division. Crowther Machinery soon evolved from a textile machine supplier to a broader industrial equipment representative. Today, while we are still heavily involved in the textile market, we are also a strong leader in static control solutions as well as marine lubricants.

In 2005 Crowther acquired WS Wood Associates Limited, static control specialists, located in Cambridge, Ontario. In 2008 Crowther acquired Ross Whitehead, a long time leading Canadian distributor of textile equipment and accessories.

Pictures of Marc Lemieux, President

Marc Lemieux


Graduated from the Textile School of St-Hyacinthe in 1980. After working for Dominion Textiles and Celanese / Textiles Monterey, started in sales at Crowther in 1986. Became co-shareholder in 2013 following the purchase from Guy Lemieux who retired after 49 years with Crowther.

Picture of Francois Cornner, vice-president

François Conner


Graduated from the Polyvalente Jacques Rousseau in 1983. After working at Pascal Furniture and Zellers, started at Crowther as their shipper in 1997. He is now a co-shareholder following the purchase in 2013.