Our Team

Erik Blake PGeo, PhD

Erik Blake PGeo, PhD

Director, Chief Technologist

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Erik brings 30 years experience as a leading global mind in borehole surveying technology. With a PhD in geophysics from the University of British Columbia, and an Engineering Geophysics degree from the University of Toronto, he understands the necessary link between laboratory development and practical application in the field. The depth of his knowledge is evident in his many technological achievements.

Emmanuel Potvin

Emmanuel Potvin

Mechanical Engineer

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Emmanuel is a Mechanical Designer and Professional Manufacturing Engineer with an Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria. He has held roles as Professional Mechanical Engineer, Research Assistant, and Manufacturing Engineer. He has extensive experience in project management, prototyping, electrical and mechanical assembly and manufacturing. His education and work experience provide him with a wide range of product design and implementation knowledge. His passions include solving problems, outdoor adventures, and helping to build successful operations.

Lee Randell

Lee Randell

Chief Operating Officer

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Lee Randell has been managing and developing businesses for more than 2 decades. Mr. Randell is a career entrepreneur; his relevant experience includes business management consulting, process improvement, and export focused business development. His primary goal is to create value through profitable growth of the company, implementation of efficient production systems, and the overall commercialization of its efforts.

Adam Brar

Adam Brar

Electrical Engineer, Software Programmer

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Adam graduated from UBC and has more than a decade of experience working with a variety of electronic systems. He has been developing software since high school and has been instrumental in developing client software and test applications for Icefield’s core technology and modem telemetry. Adam’s knowledge of software development and electronics is indispensable and often leads to insights that might be otherwise overlooked. Adam has naturally progressed into leading project management activities at Icefield.

Vishal Parekh

Vishal Parekh

Director

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After finalizing his MBA and Project Management Designation, Mr. Parekh has been building practical experience in business management consulting, with an impressive variety of historical projects. Vishal oversees financial and corporate governance systems, process control and forecasting. His commitment at Icefield is obvious to his colleagues – near “around the clock” dedication and careful attention to details.
Emil Imrith

Emil Imrith

Electrical Engineer

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A graduate of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo in 2009, Emil is passionate about Electronics, Embedded systems, Robotics and Aerospace Engineering. At Icefield, Emil has been primarily working on development of communication algorithms and related firmware and hardware. This includes the design of electronics circuits, conceptual planning, firmware development, testing and troubleshooting. Emil has a unique perspective and brings a valuable “what if” element to conceptual planning at Icefield.