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Executive Leadership
Grant Wilde
President & CEO

Grant Wilde

Grant Wilde is the President & CEO of Spartan Controls Ltd. He believes that being driven by meaning or purpose, consciously contributing, and bringing our personal energy to all we do, is key to living fulfilling and successful lives. He is proud of how Spartans are helping to create a sustainable modern world.  

Grant has held a variety of roles in his 27 year career at Spartan including; Business Group and Customer Segment executive leadership, sales, marketing, business unit management, and front line sales.

He is a current or past member for various private companies, advisory, and association boards including Emerson, the Strategic Growth Partners Network, the Business Council of Alberta, and is a past President of the Gas Processors Suppliers Association of Canada. 

Grant has been involved with executive development through the Queen’s School of Business, the Global Institute of Leadership Development (GILD) and the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is the author of the 'Leadership Equation™'. Grant is a professional Engineer and Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Alberta. He lives in Calgary with his wife, Sandy, and has two grown children.
Barry Blight
VP, Automation Solutions

Barry Blight

Barry has over 30 years of experience in the industrial automation business. He has worked in a variety of sales & marketing roles focused on process instrumentation, distributed control systems, and advanced applications & data management including several years working in the United States. Barry currently leads our teams focused on Process & Safety Systems and Power & Drives, as well serving as an Executive Sponsor for our marketing team.

A born and raised Calgarian, Barry holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, an MBA from the University of Alberta, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.
Glenn Cherepak
VP, Process & Infrastructure

Glenn Cherepak

Glenn brings over 25 years of experience in the process automation industry with a passion for putting customers first. He has held several leadership roles within Spartan in Sales, Engineering, Operations and IT Management. 

Glenn leads our teams in key industries including chemical, Power, Pulp & Paper/Forestry, Minerals & Mining, Water/Waste Water, Life Science, Food & Bev/Agri-Tech, Building Tech, and Renewable Energy.  In addition, Glenn is responsible for our Indigenous engagement as part of Spartans Sustainability Framework and is our Executive Sponsor for our Customer First process.

Glenn is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a BSc in Industrial Engineering.
Terrance Chmelyk
VP, Industry Solutions & Digital Transformation

Terrance Chmelyk

Terrance has over 30 years of experience in the industrial automation, control systems and IT/OT infrastructure sector.  He has held various leadership roles in operating companies, including roles of managing both operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) teams that are focused on optimization initiatives. 

His passion continues to be generating sustainable business results for industrial customers through the innovative application of advanced technologies. Terrance is currently the Vice President of Industry Solutions and Digital Transformation and COO for the Solutions business at Spartan Controls Ltd.
Scott Foster
VP, Operations

Scott Foster

Scott graduated from the University of Alberta Mechanical Engineering program in 1984 and joined Spartan in an inside sales role. Today, Scott leads the Edmonton Automation Centre, Spartan's primary facility for sales, warehousing, assembly, and service operations, and oversees the development of regional service centers and internal information technology services.

He has been integral in leading operational consistency across business, execution and service areas and brings energy and passion to his job while being an excellent mentor to many Spartans.
Jennifer Henrey
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Henrey

Jennifer joined Spartan in 2008 and leads the Finance and Office Services teams. She has over 30 years of experience in finance and in various sectors. 
 
Jennifer graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988 and became a designated Chartered Accountant in 1991. Prior to joining Spartan, Jennifer gained financial experience through positions at KPMG and Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Doug Ndegwa
VP, Valves & Actuation

Doug Ndegwa

Doug has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles at Spartan including; Business Group executive leadership, sales and business unit management, front line sales and systems engineering.
 
Doug is a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Alberta and has been involved with executive development through the Queen’s School of Business, the Global Institute of Leadership Development (GILD) and serves on Emerson advisory boards.
Grant Omichinski
VP, Oil & Gas

Grant Omichinski

Grant started his career at Dow Chemical as a flow measurement technician and held various roles in maintenance, engineering, and commissioning and start-up of world-scale petrochemical facilities prior to joining Spartan Controls in 1998.

Grant has a passion for pursuing the full scope of automation required for large capital projects, leads Spartan’s large project pursuit team and is an active member of Emerson’s Global Project Pursuit network.
Susan Poynter
VP, Human Resources

Susan Poynter

A born and raised Albertan, Susan joined Spartan Controls as the VP of Human Resources in July 2009. She has 35 years of Human Resources experience in various industries including oil and gas, publications and health care. 

Susan graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in psychology.
Adrian Vickers
VP, Oil Sands

Adrian Vickers

Adrian has over 25 years of experience in industrial automation and engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. Adrian joined Spartan in 1996 and is a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Victoria.

Adrian is also a graduate of Queen’s Enterprise Management program and the Global Institute of Leadership Development.
Chris Wilkinson
VP, Measurement Instrumentation

Chris Wilkinson

Chris leads the Measurement Instrumentation Business Group for Spartan Controls.  The businesses within the group are comprised of multiple technologies used for Level, Flow, Analytical, and Flow Computers/RTUs.  The Measurement Business works with other Business Units within Spartan to deliver a variety of measurement solutions for industry. 
 
Prior to joining Spartan Controls, Chris worked in the upstream Oil & Gas industry with a well logging company where he held roles in International Projects, R&D, and Management.
 
Chris started his career as an Instrumentation Technologist.  Chris has complimented his career with multiple technology and business programs during his 35+ years in industry.