Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction
Methane Emission Reductions
Operating Cost Savings

Our Company

Overview

General Magnetic Canada Inc. (GMCI) is a privately held Canadian company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. GMCI provides the Oil & Gas industry with a range of products targeting energy efficiency and methane emission reductions, important for climate change mitigation as well as concurrently delivering operating cost savings. GMCI has concentrated its business on the development, manufacture, and sales of Best in Class proprietary permanent magnet motor technology with a focus on the energy industry.

About us

Founder Al Duerr has a history of investing in the development of solutions to environmental challenges.  Founding an environmental technology company in South East Asia and his twelve years spent as the Mayor of the City of Calgary, leading it through a recession to become the fastest growing city in North America, taught him two things.  First was the need to develop real, tangible solutions that could drive immediate change. Second was the importance of focusing on globally implementable solutions.

Inspired to do something tangible to improve the environmental and operational performance of the energy industry, Al decided to invest his time and resources to do just that. GMCI was formed to develop and bring to market a range of products for the Oil & Gas industry targeting energy efficiency and the reduction of methane emissions while simultaneously delivering operating costs savings.

The case for technologies focused on energy efficiency and methane gas emission reduction is clear.  The need to conserve valuable resources and reduce long term costs continues to encourage the entire General Magnetic team to maintain their focus providing continually enhanced products capable of making a material difference in energy efficiency and methane emission reduction.

GMCI is a vertically integrated company. It performs and manages 100% of its R&D, testing, manufacturing, marketing & sales as well as customer support.  Its development and manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 certified along with meeting the highest IEC 80079 – 34 quality certification standards.

Leadership

Board of Directors

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.

Executive Team

Al Duerr, MBA, ICD.D (Founder) – 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.

Kit Chan, B. Comm., BA (Econ) – 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.

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.

Darcy Spady, P. Eng. – 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.