Management

Eric Anderson

Executive Director

eric.anderson@simsa.ca

306-343-0019

Julia Ewing

Director of Business Development

julia.ewing@simsa.ca

306-343-0019

Keri Beebe

Administrator and Events Co-ordinator

keri.beebe@simsa.ca

Board of Directors

Robert Tebb joined SIMSA in 2013 and became a SIMSA Board of Directors member in 2015; he was appointed Board Chair in 2019.

Mr. Tebb had previously served on the boards of the Executive Association of Regina, Aboriginal Skills Worker and Economic Development Regina. He is the current CEO/President of Xtended Hydraulics & Machine, a local manufacturing machine shop that partners with Saskatchewan companies to promote local and community growth. The company is one of the few Aboriginal owned machine shops in Saskatchewan, and was a recent recipient of the Aboriginal Business Award from the NACCA (2019).

Mr. Tebb continues to expand Xtended Hydraulics & Machine, building on its reputation as a world-leading hydraulics manufacturer in Saskatchewan.

Eric Lamontagne, G.E. Environmental Solutions Inc. - Vice Chair

Eric Lamontagne joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2015; he currently holds the position of Vice 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.

Adam Logue, JNE Welding - Treasurer

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, Howatt Consulting - Secretary

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. 

Ken Cenaiko, Croatia Industries Ltd. - Past Chair

Ken Cenaiko is one of the eight founding Board members of SIMSA. He currently holds the position of Past Chair and serves on the Executive, Governance, Priority Saskatchewan committees.

Raised and educated in Saskatoon, Mr. Cenaiko began his working career as an Interprovincial Journeyman Machinist; he later returned to university as a mature student to study Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Cenaiko currently owns and manages the operations of two SIMSA members: Croatia Industries Ltd, and Rigging Plus Ltd.

As a member of SIMSA, Mr. Cenaiko is encouraged to see local suppliers continue to develop their level of business sophistication to meet the needs of provincial, national and international customers. He is motivated to increase SIMSA’s influence to create future job opportunities for Saskatchewan youth.

Brad Darbyshire, STC Industrial Contracting

Brad Darbyshire joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2018, where he plays a key role in developing SIMSA’s Indigenous engagement strategy. He is a member of the Buffalo River Dene Nation.  

Born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan, Mr. Darbyshire has held several senior executive positions in the Industrial Construction and Maintenance sector. He currently serves as President of STC Industrial Contracting – one of Saskatchewan’s fastest growing industrial contracting firms serving the Mining, Power Generation, and Oil and Gas sectors.

Mr. Darbyshire’s work focuses on creating sustainable, mutually beneficial economic partnerships between corporations and the Indigenous community; he envisions a robust Indigenous workforce that will grow from increased Indigenous inclusion, with the objective of growing tomorrow’s labor force, leaders, and wealth in the Indigenous community.

Darrin Craig, DynaIndustrial

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.

Jon Materi, Allan Construction

Jon Materi joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2019.

With 19 years of experience in the Saskatchewan Industrial Sector, including 15 in the mining sector, Mr. Materi brings to SIMSA an extensive knowledge of industrial best practices and supply chain management gained through his work as a Site Manager, Corporate Business Development, and Major Projects Manager.

Since 2012, Mr. Materi has been responsible for managing many of Allan Construction’s larger projects in Saskatchewan and now oversees Major Projects and Corporate Business Development for the company. He maintains excellent relationships with the larger public and private Saskatchewan business owners, many of whom are SIMSA Sponsors.

Kipp Sakundiak, Prairie Machine and Parts

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).

Ritu Malhotra, March Consulting

Ritu Malhotra joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2019; she currently holds the position of Chair of the Governance Committee. 

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.