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Executive Leadership
Grant Wilde
President & CEO

Grant Wilde

Grant Wilde is the President & CEO of Spartan Controls Ltd. Grant has held a variety of roles in his 26 years 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 company and association boards including several advisory board roles with Emerson and the Strategic Growth Partners in addition to being 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 a professional Engineer and Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Alberta. He lives in Calgary with his wife, Sandy, and his two grown children.
Barry Blight
Vice President, Automation Solutions

Barry Blight

Barry has over 30 years of experience in the industrial automation business. Prior to joining Spartan Controls, he 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. 

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
Vice President, 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 engineering, operations and IT management. 

Glenn leads our teams in key industries including Chemical, Power, Pulp & Paper, Mining, Municipal, Life Science, Agri-business, and Critical Infrastructure. In addition, Glenn is responsible for our First Nations' engagement as part of Spartans Sustainability Framework and is also our executive sponsor for our Customer First process.

Glenn is a graduate from the University of Manitoba and has a BSc in Industrial Engineering.
Terrance Chmelyk
Vice President, Operational Excellence

Terrance Chmelyk

Terrance has over 29 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 Operational Excellence Solutions and COO for the Solutions business at Spartan Controls Ltd.
Scott Foster
Vice President, 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 graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988. She articled with KPMG in Vancouver, and became a designated Chartered Accountant in 1991.

Jennifer worked in public practice for six years at KPMG and moved to Mountain Equipment Co-op where she held several positions for over 13 years. She joined Norpac Controls in 2008 and Spartan in 2010. Today, Jennifer leads our Finance Department and is a member of our Board of Directors.
Doug Ndegwa
Vice President, Valves & Actuation

Doug Ndegwa

Doug has over 22 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
Vice President, 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
Vice President, Human Resources

Susan Poynter

A born and raised Albertan, Susan joined Spartan Controls as the VP of Human Resources in July 2009. She has over 32 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
Vice President, Oil Sands

Adrian Vickers

Adrian has over 24 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
Vice President, Measurement Instrumentation

Chris Wilkinson

Chris has over 35 years of experience primarily in the oil & gas industry. Prior to joining Spartan Controls, he worked in the well logging industry for seven years as an Instrumentation Technologist where he held roles in technical services (R&D), overseas operations and management. Chris also spent two years on projects in Costa Rica, Norway and Ghana.

Chris has a passion for business and innovation in process instrumentation that has guided him through various roles over his 30 years at Spartan Controls.