Management

Eric Anderson

Executive Director

eric.anderson@simsa.ca

306-343-0019

James Bulmer

Industrial Concierge

james.bulmer@simsa.ca

Keri Beebe

Administrator and Events Co-ordinator

keri.beebe@simsa.ca

Board of Directors

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

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, March Consulting - Vice Chair

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. Malhotra 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, 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.

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.

Kevin Chute, Norseman Structures

Mr. Chute Is the Senior VP, Operation with Norseman Structures, he joined Norseman Structures in 2010 and has over 17 years of experience in Design, Product Development, and Sales & Operations Management in the Mining, Oil and Gas and Pre-engineered Fabric building industry. Mr. Chute has held roles of progressively increasing responsibility with Norseman Structures, including Dealer Sales Manager, Customer Services Manager, and Senior Director of Customer Services before being appointed to Senior VP, Operations. In his current role, he is a key decision maker in the strategic planning of the organization, who oversees the execution of all projects, from solution identification through design, procurement and project management.

Kipp Sakundiak, Prairie Machine

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 Manager 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).

Kohl Currie, Allan Construction

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 Wood joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2020.

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.

Marc Collette, Mine Supply Company

Marc Collette joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2021.

Marc currently serves as Manager of Sales & Business Development at Mine Supply Company. He has more than two decades of experience related to the mining sector, having worked a multitude of operations and supporting roles in hard and soft rock mining environments across Canada. With experience in Construction, Operations, Supply and Procurement, Marc has a unique ability to consider the full life cycle related to the mining and industrial supply chain. He is passionate about the importance of regional suppliers and manufacturers, and the value they bring to industry in our province, and beyond.

Marc comes from a long line of miners, and has been fortunate to gain well-rounded experience in many sectors. As a teenager, his first job was at a quarry and crushing paint in Venezuela. When his family relocated to Saskatchewan, he worked assisting explosive technicians in blasting and demolition projects across the province, and in fabrication and rebuilds at Collette Industrial. His first experiences in mining operations were at Cluff Lake and Seabee Mine in northern Saskatchewan.

In 2010, Marc moved into sales and business development at Minetec Sales, consulting on drilling programs and ground support, and gaining deeper knowledge of sourcing and procurement. 2012 saw him shift into iron work and construction and then a position as materials coordinator and procurement officer with AMC in support of Saskatchewan’s potash expansion. Marc returned to sales and distribution at Minetec as Operations Manager under the company’s new ownership, Des Nedhe Development, in 2013. In 2017, he assumed his current role with Mine Supply Company, the province’s first mining-focused supplier.

Scott Bahr, Bit Service

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.

Tabetha Stirrett, RESPEC

Tabetha Stirrett joined the SIMSA Board of Directors in 2022.

Tabetha is a geology graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with more than 25 years of industry experience. She is the Co-President of the Canadian division of RESPEC and Vice President of RESPEC’s Mining & Energy business group. She has spent most of her career in Saskatchewan and has developed a strong network within the mining industry.

Tabetha has a broad background in geoscience, including gold, oil and gas, potash, and coal experience with a focus on project management, exploration targeting, mineral resource and reserve estimation, and due diligence. She is currently focused on expanding the industrial minerals sector at RESPEC through strategic partnerships, business development, and innovative techniques. Tabetha has assessed industrial mineral properties in many of the world’s evaporite basins and is passionate about her work.

Tabetha has had an active presence in the mining industry throughout her career. She was one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Chapter of Women in Mine, where she was Vice Chair for 5 years. She was also on the board for Women in Mining Canada for 6 years and was the President from 2013 to 2016. She is excited about her new role with the SIMSA Board of Directors and what she can bring to the organization.