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|Graduating in Mechanical Engineering from UBC in 1976, Chris started his engineering career with Innovative Ventures designing mechanical equipment, and installing remote weather and ice motion monitoring equipment for the resource industry in the high arctic. Mr. Blundell left IVL to start Canterra Engineering in 1978. Canterra developed a number of unique drilling rigs for mineral exploration, seismic, and water well drilling; including Helicopter and people-portable seismic drill rigs, which saw service in 20+ countries (resulting in a Canadian Export Award). Canterra was sold to Foremost Industries, where Mr. Blundell was VP Production. Mr. Blundell left Foremost and assumed leadership of Griffin Legrand, a PC pump and pump jack manufacturer that was later sold to Weatherford. After departing Weatherford, Chris led a number of small OFS manufacturing operations before starting Compact Compression.
With an initial concept to provide No Hassle Compression to the oil and gas industry through innovative design and manufacturing of reliable and economical low hp compressors; Chris has exceeded his vision with the production of over 1000 compressors in the field today.
|Prior to joining Compact Compression in June, 2021, Steve Dallison spent 25 years in Operations, Sales and Business Development, leading talented, innovative teams in the Energy Industry, delivering high-tier services to Operators throughout Canada and internationally. Steve earned degrees in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Alberta and Petroleum Engineering Technology from SAIT before going to work for Schlumberger in 1997. He spent 20 years in the Directional Drilling business, leading his teams to achieve sustained growth and a #1 market position in Canada. He also worked with Oilflow Solutions (Secure Energy) for 5 years as Vice President – Operations, where he helped the company to develop into a thriving Energy Service Business and establish an international footprint. |
Steve’s passion for developing strong, high-performance organizations focused on delivery of best-in-class technology and operational excellence contributes to Compact Compression’s ongoing success in helping our customers exceed their production goals and meet increasingly demanding environmental emissions standards.
|Greg Joined Compact Compression in November 2019. Prior to joining the CCI team, Greg specialized in Inventory and ERP systems as they related to the accounting function. Working for Alberta Distillers and Burnco Rock Products, Greg spent 20 years adding value to the business through leading project teams and working with business stakeholders to achieve targeted project outcomes. Today Greg oversees the Financial and administrative functions at Compact Compression.|
|Prior to joining Compact Compression in January, 2022, Sheila spent 25 years in Canadian oil and gas industry, the majority with Gulf Canada/ConocoPhillips and Encana/Cenovus/Torxen. Sheila is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Regina. Her experience is mainly in production engineering with an emphasis on artificial lift. Early in her career, she spent some time on the service side with Centrilift, A Baker Hughes Company, and Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems. A common thread in all of her experience is the value of optimizing production, both existing and new. One of Sheila’s strengths is implementing equipment and techniques that have proven to be cost-effective enhancements to many fields. She enthusiastically brings Compact Compression solutions to our clients both domestic and abroad and works to add compression as a major tool in their production optimization and carbon capture arsenal.|
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|Prior to joining the Compact Compression team in 2014, Jason had a long career as an automotive service technician. During that career he specialized in diesel and off-road vehicles and gained vast experience fabricating and building off-road race vehicles. Through the last 9 years, Jason worked to become Compact’s most senior Field Service Technician and in 2022 he moved into the role of Service Manager where he oversees and supports all Canadian and International field operations.|
|Having joined the company in January 2011, Doug embraces his role as Design Engineer and is the architect behind the Hydraulic Casing Gas Compressor. With his B.Eng. Aerospace (Honors) from Carleton University, Mr. Haines possesses the knowledge and diversity to lead the team in New Product Development. With an intrinsic ability to integrate both mechanical and electrical systems – clean sheet to prototype, including programming, Doug holds an essential position in the continued success of Compact Compression.|
|Chris joined Compact Compression Inc. as Manufacturing Manager in 2022 being responsible for ongoing growth and expansion of all facets of manufacturing. Prior to joining Compact Compression, Chris held several leadership and management roles within oil and gas, military and defense, automotive and aerospace industries. He developed a passion and enthusiasm for manufacturing technology early on after receiving General Machinist accreditation from Mohawk College in year 2000, followed by Lean Management Extension Certificate from Mount Royal University. As a seasoned professional with over 25 years in the manufacturing industry, Chris is a machining and manufacturing expert and has excelled in developing businesses, implementing emerging technologies, refining processes and leading people.|
|Starting his career out as a Heavy Duty Mechanic with CP Rail, Art serviced locomotives and diesel engines for nearly six years. Looking to propel his career forward, Art joined Enerflex as a HD Mechanic in 1991. While there, he excelled at being active in every stage of the gas compressor manufacturing - from instrumentation, pipefitting, assembly, driveline, and welding. This earned him promotions to various management positions. Art also played a significant role in facilitating the SAIT Apprenticeship Training program during his time at Enerflex. During the summer of 2003, he started with Compact as Production Manager. Overseeing the production and service of more than four product lines and 1000 compressors for the past 15 years, Art maintains an instrumental piece in moving the company forward.|
|Brian came to the Compact Compression team in October, 2021, bringing with him over 30 years of manufacturing experience leading large, dynamic teams servicing the Oil & Gas industry. With this wealth of knowledge and experience, Brian is the Special Projects Manager, guiding his team to build and launch CCI’s newest projects, often manufacturing and refining the prototypes that will become our next cutting-edge commercial technology.|