Administrator and Events Co-ordinator
Board of Directors
Eric Lamontagne joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2015; he currently holds the position of Chair and serves as a member of the Governance Committee.
Mr. Lamontagne is the Operations Manager and Technical Director for G.E. Environmental in Saskatoon; his experience in geosynthetics has allowed him to work on a range of mining and industry projects sites across Canada. Mr. Lamontagne also brings to SIMSA a technical understanding of the oil and gas industry, having served as a former Mine Engineer with Suncor Energy. He holds his P.Eng designation and is a member of the Licensee Committee at APEGS.
In 2017, Mr. Lamontagne received the prestigious IAGI installation award – an honor given by a leading international geosynthetic organization that has more than 100 member companies worldwide.
Ritu Malhotra joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2019; she currently holds the position of Vice Chair.
An accomplished leader, Ms. Malhotra brings broad experience in engineering, leadership and board governance experience to the SIMSA Board. As President of March Consulting Associates Inc., Ms. Malhotra is responsible for all operations and major corporate decisions and is the main point of contact between March’s Board of Directors and corporate management. She is the former Vice President, Operations and Director, Power & Controls for March.
Ms. Ritu serves on the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors where she Chairs the Human Resources and Land and Facilities’ Committees. She also serves on the Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Committee.
Adam Logue joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in spring of 2019 and currently serves as Treasurer.
Mr. Logue has held numerous positions in manufacturing during his career in Saskatchewan, including fabricator/welder, Project Manager and VP of Operations. He has been instrumental in numerous Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives.
The breadth of Mr. Logue’s experience enables him to have an informed and practical perspective on industrial problem solving. In his current role as Chief Executive Officer for JNE Welding LP, Adam takes a service-oriented approach to leadership and team development. He looks forward to opportunities to serve others in his community.
Rory Duncan joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2018; he currently holds the position of Secretary and serves as a member of the Admissions Committee.
Mr. Duncan has more than 14 years of experience in the mining, oil and gas industries, where he has worked in multiple countries on a range of projects. As Vice President and General Manager of HD Engineering & Design, he currently oversees the operations of a 35-person engineering, design, and project management company. Mr. Duncan has lead operations at HD for four years and attributes the company’s growth to cultivating strong client relationships and building a knowledgeable and dedicated team.
Mr. Duncan’s past board experience includes five years with CIM Saskatoon, where held Vice and Chair positions.
Darrin Craig joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2019.
Mr. Craig is the Chief Executive Officer of DynaIndustrial – an integrated engineering and manufacturing company that serves the Oil and Gas, Steel and Pipe, and Mining industries. He brings a wealth of international business experience to SIMSA, having worked with business partners in China, South Africa, Japan, Europe, and North America.
Mr. Craig currently serves on boards for four companies and is a founding board member of Regina District Industry Education Council (RDIEC). He graduated from University of Regina in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Systems Engineering degree.
Doug Barker joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2018.
Mr. Barker is currently the President of Park Derochie Coatings Saskatchewan and Vice President Park Derochie Canada – a company he began working for in 1979. His current job responsibilities include working primarily with Saskatchewan-based Mining, Oil and Gas sector companies.
A native of Saskatchewan, Mr. Barker brings more than 20 years of construction experience to the SIMSA Board. He has held numerous Project Management roles on large scale Alberta Oil and Gas projects, as well as Business Development roles for other company projects.
Mr. Barker currently serves as a board member of Saskatchewan Community Foundation and Sports Central Saskatchewan. He holds a Diploma in Business Management and a Certificate in Recreation Facility Management from Lethbridge Community College.
Kipp Sakundiak joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2017.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Mr. Sakundiak currently serves as General Manager for Saskatoon-based Prairie Machine & Parts. Skilled in negotiation, Procurement, Engineering, Strategic Planning, and Business Development, he has demonstrated an exceptional ethic work in his positions within the mining and metals industry, progressing from jobs as an Accounts Manger and VP of Sales & Engineering to his current leadership position.
Mr. Sakundiak holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a concentration in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (2000).
Scott Bahr joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2021.
Scott is the President and CEO of Bit Service, a successful Saskatchewan manufacturing, distribution and servicing company focused on supporting the Saskatchewan potash and Canadian natural resources industry. He has over 20 years in the industry, developing a passion for problem solving and tackling production and reliability related maintenance issues. In his current role he oversees stakeholder relations and business development, focusing the company’s strategic goals to align with the need for diversity to maintain sustainability, as well as developing a strong position in its community impact standpoint.
Scott serves as a board member of Saskatoon Interval House, and is an active mentor in the WIM/WIN mentorship program, as well as with BBBS Saskatoon. Scott has a background as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist through Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Kohl Currie joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2021.
For 15 years, Kohl has worked in the Saskatchewan Construction Industry. The majority of his experience has been focused on the industrial sectors of construction, specifically the Saskatchewan mining industry. Currently, Kohl is a managing Partner of Allan Construction and holds the role of Civil Manager, responsible for estimating, managing large civil projects and fleet utilization. Leading up to this role, he began his career in the field, and shortly after enrolled in Polytechnic Architectural and Building Technologies program. In 2010, he accepted a full-time position with Allan Construction as an Estimator and Project Manager. In 2015, his responsibilities shifted as he took on the role of Civil Manager, providing leadership to increase Allan Construction’s heavy earthwork presence in the Saskatchewan construction industry.
Kohl holds a Diploma in Architectural Building Technologies (2010) with an Applied Science Technologies designation (2015) and in 2017 obtained the Gold Seal for Project Management.
Lucinda is currently Director of Business Development the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) for both the Minerals & Energy and Environmental Divisions. She has worked at SRC since 2018 with services integration as part of her portfolio. This services integration role includes reaching out to local private and public organizations within the province, as part of developing an integrated service offering to the mining industry in Saskatchewan and beyond. She has previously served twice as the Head of Mining Department for Engineering Consultancies as well as being the Environmental Director for the Mining Secretary in Argentina, roles she collectively held for almost 8 years. In addition to these roles, she has almost 10-years of experience working as an independent metallurgical and business development consultant in South America for local and international mining companies, including a role in assisting with SME companies to break into the mining market. Prior to this, she worked as a senior metallurgical engineer for key Mining Houses in both Argentina and South Africa. At AngloGold Ashanti she was part of the Executive Assistant Program where she was mentored by the Business Development executives and gained valuable perspectives of large mining company strategies.
Lucinda obtained her Chemical Engineering degree in 1998 from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor’s degree with an Economics/Sociology major in 2010 from the University of South Africa. She has a particular interest in integrating the technological, economic, social and environmental aspects of the mining industry as part of a cohesive approach to better service its clients and suppliers. Her experience in both large and small companies, in various international contexts, as well as local markets brings valuable vision to the work at SRC. Lucinda is both fluent in English and Spanish.
For ten plus years Mr. Panteluk (Riley) has honed his career in the heavy construction industry and over the last four years he has served as KPCL’s Vice President of Operations. As the VP Operations he has provided strategic oversight and direction to the company and leadership to teams of professional and administrative staff. In his formative years Riley “learned the family owned business” from the ground up under the expert tutelage of his Grandfather (Jumbo) and his father (Kelly). He started his career assisting in the heavy equipment maintenance shop on weekends and subsequently moved onto operating heavy equipment in his mid-teens. Upon graduating from high school, he successfully completed Sask Polytechnic’s Mining Engineering Technology program. Since then he continued to build out his resume at KPCL accepting increasing roles of responsibility which ultimately led to his current role today.
A large part of Riley’s current role is people focused, acting as a liaison on behalf of KPCL with clients, employees, subcontractors, government officials and the public. As well in the summer months he spends a significant amount of time on the Company’s project sites ensuring that the sites are safe and KPCL’s services are delivered efficiently and effectively with the overall goal of providing high quality products to clients. Over the slower winter months, Riley divides his time between fleet maintenance and management planning, employee resource planning and business development. Mr. Panteluk would be an asset to SIMSA’s board, bringing with a wealth of experience in the mining industry and private sector business as well as his very pragmatic approach to problem solving.