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biography

ASET accredited C.E.T from northern Alberta, Canada. I work primarily as a supervisory level industrial designer/draftsman (primarily mechanical) with a background in oilfield downhole tool design, forrestry equipment design and motorsports design. Practical experience includes a wide variety of R&D work with oilfield, forrestry, heavy equipment and motorsports. Field experience worldwide with oilsands, conventional gas, offshore oil & gas production services, and regional/national motorsports competition (motocross, world jet-boats, Nascar Canadian Series, etc).

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work experience

Davco Manufacturing Ltd Design & Drafting Lead, Quality Control Tech August 2002 - December 2003

Tasked with updates to part numbering system, design & drafting of specialized, high volume production logging & bio-mass processing equipment for the forest and Oil & gas industries. Consulted with machining services division and generated various long-term use production documents, service manuals, etc.

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Avalon Research Ltd. General Manager January 2004 - September 2012

Conceptualization, Design, Prototyping, Testing & Proving state of the art downhole tool design for wireline, coil tubing and drilling/service rig use. Registered research division dedicated to the introduction of industry first concepts. Multiple award winning company with various commercialized patent awards (North American).

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Fundamental Technologies Ltd. Design Team - Piping Design January 2012 - December 2014

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IDEAS Industrial Design & Consulting Ltd. Owner/Operator January 2012 - June 2020

Design & Engineering services for the Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia (Peace River) region. Services include design consulting, drafting, business (ISO, lean manufacturing, etc) and certification services. Specialized in research & development activities and production manufacturing services.

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Western Manufacturing Ltd. Design & Innovation Manager (Design Team Lead & Product Development) December 2012 - January 2014

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education

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) Engineering Design & Drafting Technology Diploma (Associates Degree), EDDT - Mechanical Design 2000 - 2002

Nationally Accredited course, entry into ASET (The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta) as a technologist in training. Now Certified Engineering Technologist.

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additional

Workstation specs: Dell M4800 Workstation, Various RAM & tuning upgrades. Backup workstation is a Sony Vaio with improved graphics abilities.
Honors and awards: Awarded $50 000 Innovation Grant (Alberta Innovates) technology voucher for the design & development of a wireline deployed downhole video camera.
Interests: Offroad motorcycle racing (MX, Enduro, Hard Enduro, Cross Country, Trials), Legends Car & Stock Car Racing, Backcountry hiking, Whitewater Kayaking, Downhill & Cross Country Mountain biking. Winter: Motorcycle Ice Racing & Snowboarding

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