There’s lots to be proud of as a Canadian. The breathtaking natural landscapes, culturally-rich cities and strong communities make the country a destination for millions from abroad every year. For Colin Hicks, Business Development Representative with SFC Energy, the pride he has in his home country also includes its global leadership in the effort toward clean resource development.
You may recognize him as the host of SFC Energy Academy’s technical webinars, or maybe the “Schneider Electric guy.” But we know him as Paul Cook, Technical Sales Specialist, automation expert, and an all-around fantastic team member.
The word “sales” can get a bad rap. Sometimes it’s even associated with pushy, manipulative, profit-centric tactics that leave customers high and dry. But Bruce Lavoie, Technical Sales Specialist with SFC Energy, has built an impressive career taking the opposite approach. In fact, he sees a customer’s success as inextricably linked to his own.
In an average industrial operation, the repair and maintenance team are the unsung heroes. They remove obstacles and keep operations moving forward — sometimes solving problems before anyone else even knew they existed.
This is the daily life of Brett Legault, a SFC Energy Service Application Specialist. And being ‘unsung’ suits him just fine.
Most people can’t fathom starting their day, every day, at 4:30 a.m. But for Derek L’Hirondelle, that early morning hour is sacred. He spends it working out in his home gym, getting a moment for himself before starting the day with his young family. A fitting quote from Aristotle hangs on his gym wall: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Curt Marchesi’s easygoing nature has been an asset in the evolving roles in his life — father turned grandfather; hockey coach turned Co-General Manager; and Technical Sales Representative turned Regional Sales Manager for SFC Energy Grande Prairie. The secret, says Curt, is to embrace change and always keep growing.
"To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often."
Philippe Laniel finds himself endlessly inspired by words like these from one of his heroes, Winston Churchill. Change certainly isn’t something that Phil shies away from. His path to becoming SFC Energy’s Eastern Canada Sales Manager wasn’t linear, but he’s remained surefooted and true to himself every step along the way.
The success and longevity of George Rouault’s career are what industry legends are made of. George has 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, 30 of which have been at SFC Energy. He’s always been surefooted, despite the ups and downs of an ever-changing industry. His secret? Stay relevant.
When dark clouds roll in a thousand miles away, Kathleen Judnic is ready. As SFC’s Operations Manager, she’s learned to expect the unexpected; whether it’s happening in her Calgary office or across the border in the United States. Fortunately, with her adaptable nature and the support of her team, Kathleen’s prepared to weather any storm.
“Our strength is our team. I know everyone says that, but in our case, it really is.”
Family is of the utmost importance to Martin Curtis, who has been married for close to forty years and has three grown children and five grandchildren. This focus on family is a value that Martin developed growing up as one of nine children in a Catholic family living in a small house in Peterborough, Ontario.