Meet the members of our team.
Powerhouse Controls is, without question, a player on the global stage in drive and automation systems integration but it's also very much a hands-on, owner-operated enterprise.
The leadership team sets the high standard of excellence that all employees share and that all our clients have come to expect.
Neil Nicholson CEO
I wanted anyone who chose to spend some time visiting our website to be able to get to know the heart and soul of our organization - our people.
We could put down a bunch of fancy words and titles to highlight the extensive qualifications of our team members but I thought it would be more impactful to be able to read their very own words that they used to describe their reasons to be a member of our team. By reading these personal statements, I know that you will gain an appreciation for the passion and drive that our team has for working in this industry with so many fantastic clients. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with such a talented group of individuals that make up our team at Powerhouse Controls. If you are looking for an outstanding place to work or looking for an integration company with a difference, feel free to give us a call.
James Jantzi VP Strategic Initiatives
Wendy de Graauw
Applications Engineering / Sales
Brent Cameron Engineering Manager - Drives
Mike Badus Engineering Manager - Automotive
Dave Van Elswyk
Gord Vandersteldt Fabrication Manager
Bob Bryant retired
I started with Powerhouse after 33 years with Reliance Electric. The same level of support and guidance I had from my fellow Reliance technicians as the technology changed has been extended to me at Powerhouse.
Bob retired in October of 2016 after 15+ years of service and is missed.
Brian Finck Service Manager
I have been with Powerhouse since 1995, it is a unique environment, unlike anywhere else I have ever worked. Come check us out, you’ll see what I mean.
Brian Highton retired
I’m so proud to be a part of such a creative and innovative team
After almost 12 years with Powerhouse, Brian retired in November 2016.
Bob Karn retired
Nine years ago, I was trying to decide “retire or work”. Powerhouse Controls approached me with an offer in sales which I accepted.
The company has proven to be an exciting and challenging place to work. Nine years later but with the perspective of 50 years total on the job experience, Powerhouse has lived up to all of my expectations.
Bob retired in June 2016.
Andy Riddell retired
My goal has always been to be part of an organization that is owned, managed and employs locally but is globally focused. Fortunately for me Powerhouse was right around the corner in Stratford.
Andy retired in June, 2017 after twelve years at Powerhouse.
Atje Tuyten retired
I have been employed at Powerhouse since Oct 1995. I believe that the almost 19 years employed is a testament to my commitment to Powerhouse and the company to their employees. Any company with the longevity of almost 20 years has certainly proven that they are able to weather the ups and downs of being in business.
After 18 years of dedicated service, Atje became the first employee to retire from Powerhouse. She will forever remain a member of our team in our hearts.