Dave Smith President
Dave Smith has been involved in the electrical construction industry for over 20+ years, primarily focused on industrial construction. Over the years Dave has held various positions including Service Department Manager, Southern Alberta E&I Manager, and General Manager. Dave is the founder and president of Stratus, his experience, demeanor, vision, personal skills and leadership are the foundation that Stratus is built on. Dave is a certified Master Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seals.
Greg Epp Operations Manager
Greg Epp has over 15+ years of Electrical and Instrumentation experience, consisting of industrial manufacturing, high voltage, and oil & gas construction. Prior to working at Stratus he worked for leading electrical service providers as Operation Manager, Service Manager and Foreman. Greg has learned that people are the cornerstone to a successful business. He has been instrumental at building the team culture at Stratus and strong business relationships based on integrity. Greg is a certified Master Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seals.
Colin Hudson Business Manager
Colin Hudson has over 25+ years in the electrical industry. Colin’s extensive experience is in all aspects of electrical construction. Prior to joining Stratus Colin has held a variety of roles in senior management positions over his career. He is a seasoned veteran of the construction industry and a pillar of experience and knowledge for the Stratus team. Colin is a certified Master Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seals.
JAMIE MCDOWELLDIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Jamie McDowell has over 20+ years of Electrical and Instrumentation experience, primarily in the Oil and Gas industry. Prior to joining Stratus, he held positions as Area Manager, Accounts Manager, and Project Manager for leading energy service providers. In these roles Jamie gained extensive knowledge and created a broad network of key individuals in the Oil and Gas industry. These relationships combined with his leadership actively produces opportunities for Stratus. Jamie is an experienced Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seals.
OPERATIONS Manager – Edmonton
Steve Lee has over 20+ years of experience in the electrical maintenance and construction industry, primarily focused on industrial, oil and gas construction. He is experienced in automation, controls, commercial construction and residential high-rise construction. Steve has over 13 years of management and estimating experience. He believes in the people that he works with and that strong collaboration and relationships create desired results for everyone. Steve is a Master Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seal.
Jason gemmellBusiness manager – edmonton
Jason Gemmell has over 20+ years in the electrical construction industry. His experience includes residential multi-family, commercial, light industrial and his primary focus has been Oil and Gas. Prior to working at Stratus, Jason has held leadership positions in both the field, as a foreman and field superintendent, as well as the office as project manager and estimator in and around the Edmonton area. Jason has learned that teamwork and collaboration are key components to success and he uses this philosophy in all that he does. Jason is an experienced Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seals.
Joey Koester Project Manager
Joey Koester has 15+ years’ experience in the electrical construction industry. His farming background has engrained the work ethic required to be successful. Joey’s knowledge makes him a valuable asset to Stratus. His attention to detail and commitment to the customer service has solidified his working relationships. Joey is a certified Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Seals.
Mike Ewanchuk Instrumentation Manager
Mike is a graduate from SAIT’s Industrial Instrumentation Engineering Technology Program, and involved in the oil and gas industry for over 10+ years. Since completion of his education and prior to joining Stratus, Mike gained a wide range of experience in the oil and gas industry including; maintenance, operation, automation & control, and the management of a heavy oil upgrading test facility. As Stratus Instrument Manager, Mike is committed to providing effective solutions for our customers.