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.

Lee Randell

Lee Randell

Chief Executive 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.

Vishal Parekh

Vishal Parekh

Chief Financial Officer

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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.
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.

Alexis Bourbonnais, P.Eng

Alexis Bourbonnais, P.Eng

Project Manager

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Alexis is a professional engineer with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa. With a passion for mechanical design, he has spent most of his career designing and developing machinery for the packaging industry. With extensive experience in project management, prototyping, manufacturing and mechanical assembly, he now applies his knowledge to continuously improve the way Icefield Tools manufactures their products. When not at work, you most likely will find him skiing, hiking or fishing.

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.

David Buzorgnia

David Buzorgnia

Research Scientist

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David has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a master’s degree in Control Systems Engineering focused on Flight Control Systems, and another master’s degree in Control Systems Engineering focused on Complex Networked Systems. He has a decade of experience in academia and industry as a Researcher, Systems Engineer, and Firmware Engineer. At Icefield, David improves the system behavior and its operation through mathematics and firmware.

Victor Randell

Victor Randell

Production Supervisor

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Victor oversees assembly of Magnetic and Gyroscopic instruments – including wiring, circuit board testing and modifications, calibrations, and quality assurance. His hands-on experience with the products is an asset to the company during real-world testing of products in development. Driven by an interest in problem solving and electronics, his goal is to create a consistent final product.

Shiv Zaveri

Shiv Zaveri

Quality Assurance Technician

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Shiv Zaveri is a dedicated professional from India with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After finalizing his bachelor’s degree and gaining practical experience in the field of administration in India, he started his new career in Canada with Icefield Tools Corporation. He is overseeing incoming inspection and quality assurance processes for the finished goods. His attention to details and learning abilities makes him the best fit for the company.

Shawn MacRury

Shawn MacRury

Procurement Officer

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Shawn has been with Icefield since 2007. He is a graduate of Centennial College and Sir Standford Fleming College in Ontario. For more than 20 years he has worked in the Electronics and Electrical fields, now in charge of procurement of parts and materials for Icefield. He has extensive logistical experience ordering electronic and mechanical supplies, world-wide.

Quinn Pierce

Quinn Pierce

Assembly Technician

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Since joining Icefield in 2019, Quinn has demonstrated consistency and attention to detail in production of gyroscopic tools and modem telemetry systems. In addition to assembly tasks, Quinn performs quality control checks on finished goods and incoming mechanical components. He also has experience working in the field gathering test data from newly developed systems.

Cameron McCarthy

Cameron McCarthy

Software Developer

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Cameron McCarthy has been a pivotal member of the Icefield Tools team since 2022, serving as our dedicated Software Developer. With a passion for computer science and a keen eye for innovation, Cameron has played a crucial role in enhancing our suite of software solutions. His expertise extends to software improvement, bug resolution, and the seamless integration of our entire calibration process.

Beyond his professional achievements, Cameron brings personality to our team. Outside the realm of coding and development, he finds joy in outdoor activities such as fishing and camping. Cameron also enjoys attending concerts and fostering a sense of camaraderie by sharing a beer with colleagues, creating a positive and collaborative work environment.

Blake Cote

Blake Cote

Assembly Technician

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Blake Cote officially joined our team in 2023 but has been part of the Icefield family long before that. With years of experience in parts and inventory management, his resourceful mind and team player attitude, Blake brings to the assembly team a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to excellence that perfectly complements our mission of manufacturing high-tech instrumentation for the borehole surveying industry.

James Russell

James Russell

Assembly Technician

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Joining the Icefield Tools team in late 2023, James Russell serves as an integral member of our assembly department. With a background as an electrician, his expertise is invaluable in the intricate assembly of high-tech instruments for the borehole survey industry. James’s prior experience in the industrial sector has equipped him with a unique skill set that enhances the precision and quality of our products.

Beyond the workshop, James finds joy in the great outdoors. Whether riding snowmobiles through snow-covered landscapes, casting a line for fishing adventures or simply spending quality time with friends, James brings a well-rounded perspective to his role. His commitment to excellence in assembly is matched only by his enthusiasm for life outside of work, making James Russell a valued and dynamic member of our team.