General Magnetic Canada Inc. has concentrated its business on the development and manufacture of Best in Class proprietary permanent magnet motor technology with a focus on the energy industry.
The Company targets product differentiation through broader performance characteristics, reduced energy consumption, simplified operations, lower maintenance and enhanced operator safety. Our equipment has industry leading standards of Safety, Affordability, Flexibility, Efficiency and Reliability with Canadian quality and standards of excellence assured.
The Company’s products have been developed and manufactured by a dedicated team of rotating equipment engineers and technicians. Product certifications include UL, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx and the Company has obtained ISO 9001 in both its Development and Manufacturing facilities along with ISO 80079-34 International Quality Standard for its Manufacturing Facility.
Board and Executive Team
Al Duerr, MBA, ICD.D (Founder) – Director & Chief Executive Officer
Former Board Chair, Fortis Alberta Inc., Director, Armstrong Hospitality, CEO, Emergo Projects International, Mayor, City of Calgary, President, ALPAC Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., and current Board Member, White Whale Analytics, Partner, Carbon Connect International Inc.
Robert Nicolay, MBA, ICD.D – Director & Chairman
Chief Administration Officer, City of Medicine Hat, former President and CEO, Oak Point Energy Ltd., Vice President of Business Development, Pengrowth Energy, and President & CEO, ENMAX Corporation.
Kit Chan, B. Comm., BA (Econ) – Director & Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Board of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada), founder and President, Canada Education Inc., former Board Member, Bank of Canada, Afexa Life Sciences Inc., and Waterworks Technologies Inc.
Ron Newman – Director
Professional Geophysicist, Co-founder of Courage Energy, Winstar Resources Ltd., Geophysical Microcomputer (International) Ltd. (GMA), Costa Resources Ltd. and Tayson Resources Inc.
Douglas G. Nyhoff, MBA, B. Comm & CA (former) – Director
Active personal investor and board member in early growth companies across a range of industries. Former CEO, Ewing Management Group, Senior Vice President, Carlyle Management Group, Partner, Bain & Company, and M&A Advisor and Audit Senior, Ernst & Young. Served as Director, CEO, President and COO of numerous portfolio companies around the globe in a variety industries.
Cameron Ross, MGen (ret’d) CMM & CD – Director
Former Canadian Army, Colonel of the Regiment, Lord Strathcona’s Horse, UN Assistant Secretary General/Force Commander UNDOF (Syria/Israel) and Commander 5 Division. President, HCR Security International Ltd and Emergo Security. Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, Fellow, CDFAI and director of seven Not For Profits.
Darcy Spady, P. Eng. – Director & Senior Technical Advisor, Global
Managing Partner, Carbon Connect International Inc., Chairman, Green Imaging Technology Inc., former 2018 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPE), Managing Director, Broadview Asset Management Inc., Director, Client Solutions, Sanjel Corporations, Sales Manager, Schlumberger Oilfield Services – North East USA.
Aaron Brassard, P. Eng. – Vice President, Engineering and Development
Former Senior Mechanical Engineering Advisor, SKF Magnetic Bearings Inc. and Revolve Magnetic Bearings Inc., Researcher, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (Japan).
John Doyle – Vice President, Manufacturing
Former General Manager of Advantage Products Inc., Senior Designer, Revolve Magnetic Bearings Inc., Certified Master Machinist.