There’s no question: COVID-19 has resulted in massive changes to the way we live and work as individuals. Industry has also endured a tectonic-level shift and critical lessons in the way to approach operations going forward. Key among those lessons is the urgency for digital transformation in today’s industrial world.
We’ve all had the misfortune of sitting in a room listening to a speaker drone on about a topic they’re clearly disinterested in. But some of us know the magic of witnessing a subject matter expert who’s passionate about their subject — and even more passionate about sharing it with others. The latter description is what it’s like to hear Mark Phillips speak. Mark has merged his practical experience as a tradesperson with his background as a technical instructor, bringing all of that knowledge to SIMARK Academy sessions and his role as SIMARK Account Manager.
These days, a little help from our friends is even more welcome than usual. That’s why we’re grateful for organizations like PTAC that provide a platform for connection and knowledge sharing in the energy industry. We asked Marc Godin, PTAC’s Director of Technology for a quick rundown on PTAC’s mandate and the role of green energy solutions in the future of oil and gas extraction.
There are some special individuals in this world who are like the sun. If you’re lucky, you might know one of these sunny people, that type that share warmth and kindness with everyone around them. Wendy Blackman is one of those people. For the past 27 years, she’s been brightening SIMARK’s Edmonton office as Operations Assistant and Safety Officer.
It wasn’t that long ago when the idea of fuel cell generated energy seemed futuristic, even implausible. Today, EFOY fuel cells by SFC Energy are providing fully autonomous, sustainable, off-grid power solutions all over the globe, in some of the most unexpected locations. Here are just a few of the surprising places they turn up:
When you grow up playing hockey, it can shape where you go and who you become. For Bill Staples, Business Manager for Drives and Motor Control at SIMARK, that’s exactly what happened. From Manitoba to Alberta, hockey put Bill on the path to where he is today.
SIMARK’s commitment to health and safety is integral to our business. It’s how we ensure the well-being of our team members and customers, each and every day.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re taking additional measures to keep everyone safe and remain open for business to support our customers.
Jason is a native Albertan who has risen quickly up the chain of command over the past five years to become SIMARK’s VP Technology. He’s a pragmatist about the role of new technologies, cautioning customers that sometimes the right solution is the simplest one available. Despite this, he believes that technology plays and will continue to play a critical role in the economic viability of oil and gas companies in a challenging energy market.
These days global mining operations are shifting towards utilizing autonomous technology that seem more sci-fi than industrial. Chris Wollin, an off-grid energy specialist for SIMARK. explains why this new breed of smart mining operation demands off-grid energy solutions that are just as intelligent and even more reliable.
What do football and off-grid energy solutions have in common? More than you may think. Chris Wollin is well-versed in both and applies the skills he learned throughout his football career like discipline, teamwork and quick thinking to his role as SIMARK’s Energy Product Manager.