Blade Automation
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About

About Us


Serving Lloydminster and area since 2014

Don’t worry were not going to bore you with a full-page backstory.

We started Blade in March of 2014 just months before the longest downturn in recent memory. It’s been a tough few years, but our belief in quality above all has allowed us to grow our team and business year after year. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 2 second job or a multi year project, our goal is to bring industry leading programming expertise and safety to every job we do.

Scroll down to meet our team of self proclaimed nerds

 
 

Managing Partner/ Programmer/ Safety Manager

Kevin Hegseth

Kevin is a co-founder of Blade Automation. He has been working in the industry for over 24 years. After achieving his journeyman electrical certificate, He decided to join the programming world. 17 years later, Kevin has worked on countless job sites, projects and products. See More

 

 
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Managing Partner/ Programmer/ Safety Manager

Chris MacDuff

Chris is also a co-founder of Blade Automation. After graduating from NAIT Instrumentation Technologist program Chris went on to getting not only his journeyman instrumentation certificate, but also his electrical journeyman certificate. He didn’t stop there. He decided to get into the programming game and has worked on a vast array of systems. See More

 
 

Meet the Team

 

Richard vachon

Junior Programmer

Dick is our youngest member. He may not know much about the muppets, but he sure knows his way around a computer. See More

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joe dargis

Junior Programmer

Joe aka the human dictionary knows something about everything. We believe he stores all that information in his mustache. See More

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kyler anderson

Junior Programmer

Kyler can talk to anyone about anything. He’s a 65 year old farmer in a young man’s body. He throws standard protocol out the door with his innovative tailor made solutions. See More

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kevin shostak

Junior Programmer

Kevin the human processor. Not only is he always processing solutions, but he has over a decade of process control experience. See More

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Justin Engel

Senior Programmer

Justin is our fixer. Once describing himself as the “harvey specter” of programming, there isn’t a problem to big or small that he can’t solve. See More

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brian doetzel

Senior Programmer

Brian “moneyball” Doetzel. When the self made thousandaire isn’t saving the patch, he’s most likely checking his stocks. See More

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tim iverson

Senior Programmer

Tim is our team veteran. With over 20 years experience, there isn’t anything he hasn’t seen. Its rumoured that he even helped program the Apollo 11 See More

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Shannon brodbin

Senior Programmer

Shannon was Blade’s first hire. We like to think we hired “Buzzy” for his programming skills but being a master electrician didn’t hurt.