President & CEO
Curtis Gulaga has over 25 years experience related to hydrocarbon measurement, and the environment in the Oil & Gas industry and has written numerous technical papers. As the Director of Sales & Marketing for a privately held German based organization, Canada was their 42nd legal entity. Over the course of four years Curtis successfully led the organization to profitability, opening offices in both Toronto and Calgary. More recently, a Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for a Norwegian based organization. Curtis and his team successfully improved revenue streams in various countries and regions around the world. In only a short while, iMEC is well on its way to becoming a global consulting firm with entities in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and of course Canada. Curtis is a founder and past Chairman of the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement, as well as founder and President of Land Integrity Foundation LIF.
Vice President - Canada
Al brings more than 27 years of experience in commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance in areas of measurement, gas quality/monitoring, custody transfer, instrumentation, communications and automation for companies including Alliance Pipeline and TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. This involved development and implementation of commissioning procedures and maintenance practices, in alignment with industry regulations and standards such as API, AGA, Measurement Canada, and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Al has developed training plans and educates technicians throughout the industry in areas of gas measurement and gas quality/monitoring devices. This has lead to the completion of numerous measurement and instrumentation audits for companies comprising of ATCO Pipelines, Keyera, Crescent Point and TransGas.
Vice President - United States & Mexico
Ed Toews has thirty years experience in engineering design, project implementation, sustainable operation, data analysis, and problem resolution for measurement, compression, and SCADA systems in the oil and gas industries throughout North America. He has provided services to urban transit authorities, exploration companies, interstate pipelines, and international energy corporations. His teams have improved the performance of fifty year old stations and resolved elusive discrepancies in new measurement technologies. Diverse roles and locations provided experience with fluid measurement and analysis equipment from most vendors and a wide variety of system design strategies. He has served as measurement chair for the Western Gas Measurement Short Course (WGMSC) and presented technical papers for the ISA and the Western Energy Institute, as well as the WGMSC. He is committed to effective safety and compliance improvement and to reducing uncertainties through better understanding of risk mitigation at all levels.
Aidan Joy PhD
Vice President - Business Development - Business Partner iMEC UK
Aidan is an oil and gas industry executive with over 30 years of experience. Over the last 17 years he has driven successful commercial outcomes leading to field and infrastructure development and redevelopment approvals and increased exploration and appraisal activity. He has a very broad industry experience base, having generated and captured business opportunities in Canada, Australia, the UK and numerous other countries, involving a wide range of assets and numerous deal types. He has led successful business development, joint venture management, commercial analysis and oil and gas marketing teams. Aidan’s commercial experience was gained at senior management levels with Apache, Woodside, Bankers Petroleum and Kerr-McGee. He was Apache’s Director on the Board of APPEA, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, from 2007-12. Previously, Aidan spent 18 years in subsurface roles ranging from geologist to subsurface manager with Gulf, Sun Oil and Kerr-McGee.
Director, Measurement & Integrity
Hydrocarbon Measurement Subject Matter Expert
Harry James has forty-three years experience in the upstream oil industry, thirty-six of which have been associated with crude oil and NGL handling for companies including Gibson Energy, Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Peace Pipe Line Ltd. His expertise includes the design, construction and commissioning of pipeline pump stations, terminal and station operations and HSE management, in addition to a broad exposure to measurement, safety and environmental functions related to petroleum movement. The latest 4 years have been with iMEC Corporation during which he has performed oil and gas facility EPAP audits, assisted in measurement uncertainty evaluation of an oil pipeline, LNG facility evaluations in Mexico, liquid terminal reviews in the United States and assisted in successfully adjudicating product balance disputes. Harry was nominated to the General Committee of the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement in 2001. In 2009 he served as Chair of the General Committee and was awarded a certificate as “an authority in the Science of Hydrocarbon Fluid Measurement”. Harry also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement in 2008.