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Paul Crawford CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As NorthPoint’s CEO, Paul is focused on positioning the company for long- term profitable growth and ensuring the success of NorthPoint’s customers.

Prior to joining NorthPoint, Paul was President and Chairman of the Board of Solex Thermal Science Inc., the pioneer and world leader in the science of heating, cooling and drying bulk solids. Under his leadership, he guided Solex to win the 2016 and 2017 Alberta Export Award for Clean Technology and 2017 Exporter of the Year Award.

Paul started his career as a machinist at an electromechanical repair centre. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a member of APEGA and holds Journeyman Machinist and Welder Certificates.

LARRY CLOVECHOK GENERAL MANAGER

Larry is currently in his 39th year of service in this industry. He became involved when he was offered an apprenticeship as a motor winder. He accepted the position and never looked back.

He has had many technical and managerial roles over the years but has always remained a part of this service organization. For Larry, this service business is in his DNA.

Tim Hendra GENERAL MANAGER

Tim has been in the industry for 28 years. He graduated from the Electric Motor and Apparatus Repair Program at Conestoga College, and completed the Industrial Millwright Program at St. Clair College and the The Professional Supervisor program at Lambton College.

Tim has held various positions including Service Center Superintendent, Field Service Supervisor and Senior Project Manager. In January of 2017 he accepted the position of Plant Manager.

ED NEWHOOK GENERAL MANAGER

Ed has been in this industry for 20 years since he started in 1998 with Westinghouse Canada. He began his career just two weeks after receiving his college diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology.

In the last 20 years, Ed worked his way up through the following positions: Switchgear Technician, Field Service Representative, Switchgear Supervisor, Variable Speed Drives Representative. Today, Ed is General Manager of the Moncton Facility.

Eddie Sandboe General Manager

Eddie was born and raised in the Grande Prairie Region and has dedicated his entire life to the area. Eddie has a Marketing Management Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. His influence in the company started as GPR’s Customer Service Representative and his dedication to our industry led him to training in Vibration Analysis, Predictive Maintenance, Balancing and Quality Assurance Auditing.  He has invested 34 years with GPR Industries, 24 years as President and General Manager. He served on the Alberta Apprenticeship Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) for Electric Motor System Technician Program (6 years) and currently serves (14 years, 4 years as President) on the Chapter Executive of EASA Western Canada.

Eddie has a Team of 35 personnel at the Grande Prairie location who have kept Industry running in the Peace River District and beyond of Alberta and B.C. for 53 years.

 

Brad Wellicome CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As NorthPoint’s CFO, Brad is responsible for overseeing NorthPoint’s overall financial activities including accounting, finance and planning and analysis.  Brad is a senior financial leader with over 20 years of experience in industry with companies such as Noralta Technologies (CFO) and ECL Group of Companies (CFO). Brad is an expert in developing and executing strategic growth opportunities, negotiating commercial terms, financing, budgeting, and forecasting processes.  Brad holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CMA).

Kevin McCOURT GENERAL MANAGER

Kevin has been on our team since 1990 and came with 8 years of industry experience from an electric motor repair plant. Once joining Westinghouse he completed his apprenticeship and became an Electric Motor Systems Technician journeyman. After several years he accepted the supervisor role and eventually the plant manager role. In 2014 Kevin accepted an offer to transfer from Ontario to the Regina plant in the role of General Manager.

Fred Pelletier GENERAL MANAGER

Fred has been on this winning team since 1999. He began his professional career in this industry when he accepted a position as a motor mechanic. Through initiative and teamwork Fred moved from the shop floor to Sales, on to a Supervisory position and then to General Manager in 2010. In 2013 he took over the management of the Sudbury plant.

Scott Whalen GENERAL MANAGER

Scott started his career in this industry with Westinghouse in 1993 during work term #1 of his technology program. He has been part of the team ever since. He has truly enjoyed working here from day one and has given 100% to aid in the success of the company. Throughout his time here, Scott has worked his way up from shipping and receiving to becoming General Manager of the St. John’s facility.