Quality Manufacturing & Fabrication
Phone
780-955-8848
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Staff

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CHRIS NEITSCH

PRESIDENT

Chris is an active member of the Gemini team and provides hands on management and guidance within the organization on a daily basis. Under his direction, the business has grown from a 2,000 sq. ft. shop with one lathe, mill, and drill press into the current size of two facilities, 90,000 sq. ft. of Manufacturing, Rotating Equipment Repair, & Fabrication.

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MIKE WALCHUK

VP BUSINESS & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Mike’s accounting and business background quickly became a sales background more than 27 years ago when he went to work for an international company. His leadership and experience with power generation, mining, oil & gas production, drilling, and gas compression industries is put to use in a wide variety of projects that come Gemini’s way.

ANDY MARTENS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Andy is the epitome of a technical manufacturing solutions provider and is focused on business, product development and the overall customer experience.

MARK DECKSHEIMER

BUSINESS & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Mark is an active member within the Gemini executive team and is also one of North America’s leading technical experts within wear technologies.

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ROBERT HAWKES

ROTATING EQUIPMENT & REPAIR SERVICES MANAGER

Robert is a results-driven Senior Manager with over 35 years of comprehensive achievements in the Oilfield, Mining, Power Generation and Heavy Industry Manufacturing, Service and Repair sectors.

PETE HOWELL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Pete’s passion for networking, building client relationships, and bringing real solutions to the table has only strengthened over the past 16 years. He is also military veteran with a strong business background in manufacturing including rotating and mechanical equipment across many industries.

COLLEEN PATON

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Colleen is responsible for financial reporting, including financial process improvement, business analysis and financial systems & controls to support the company.

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LUCAS LAWRENCE

CHIEF DATA OFFICER

What happens when you combine computer engineering, programming, operational experience, and a passion for continual improvement = you’ll find Lucas! He not only maintains Gemini’s IT infrastructure to ensure we’re running productively, but also provides detailed and ongoing development of Gemini’s internal tools and marketing.

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JIM GOODWIN

SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR – HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Industry recognized authority for reliability & weld repair of heavy mobile mine equipment with global experience including 27 years with Syncrude, CNRL and Imperial Oil. Served on numerous industry technical advisory committees for best practice development.

DWAYNE GARNEAU, P.Eng

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

Dwayne is a P.Eng with over three decades of experience and provides daily technical expertise. He is also one of North America’s leading experts within Wear Technology Manufacturing Solutions.

SAURABH SHARMA

ENGINEER IN TRAINING

An intermediate engineering professional with experience in Oil & Gas, Automotive, Heavy Machinery, and Manufacturing. Always willing to accept new challenges in engineering design, Saurabh’s passion is to create better products and services.

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WINSTON MacLEAN

GENERAL MANAGER

A fiercely committed Individual in all aspects of life. Possessing a great depth of business experience with proven, exceptional business development skills.

GREG MARTENS

MACHINE SHOP FOREMAN

Starting as a Machinist at McKinney Machine Company in 1979 he became their Lead Foreman in the late 1980’s. After McKinney was acquired by Gemini, Greg’s continual passion, experience and skill proved to be a fantastic fit as machine shop foreman.

WILL SMITH

WELDING & FABRICATION FOREMAN

As a Journeyman Welder graduate from NAIT, with over 20 years experience in welding, fabrication, manual & CNC machining, Will is a great asset to Gemini operations. Always looking to be challenged, and finding new ways for process improvement, he brings his unique skill set and dedication to our manufacturing team.

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CANDICE VILLARD

HSE/HR COORDINATOR 

Candice is responsible for maintaining Gemini’s health & safety program, compliance, audits and staying abreast the latest OH&S legislation. She also tasked with day-to-day HR functions such as recruitment, retention, training & development, and personnel matters.