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The Nomodic Team

Our dynamic leadership team is responsible for Nomodic’s business strategy, operations, governance, innovation, business relations, and communications. We are backed by decades of proven industry experience that is leading change by challenging convention in the construction industry.

Kevin Read

President and CEO

Prior to founding Nomodic in 2012, Kevin spent years working in product design, quality assurance, process automation, corporate strategy, and business development in the construction and energy industries.

With an education including a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Entrepreneurship, Kevin worked as Vice President of Operations at a Western Canada-based distributor of process control equipment prior to starting out on his own.

Since launching Nomodic, Kevin has grown to reach accolades such as being named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 (2018) and one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 (2017). Kevin was also selected as a finalist in 2016 for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, serves currently on the Dean's Advisory Council for the Faculty of Business & Communication at Mount Royal University, and was voted in as the Modular Building Institute's Vice Chair of the Canadian Council for 2019.

 

Kevin Read

President and CEO

Kevin Delaney

Chairman of the Board

With more than 35 years of experience as a leader and operations strategist in the oilfield services industry, Kevin plays a key leadership role as Director and Chairman at Nomodic.

His extensive background includes being the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Pure Energy Services from 2001-2012, President and CEO of Delaney Energy Services Corporation, General Manager of OPSCO 92 Industries Ltd., and Founder of KMK Wireline Services Ltd.

Kevin also serves as a Director of Canamax Energy Ltd, and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005.

 

Kevin Delaney

Chairman of the Board

Jack Steenhof

Director

Jack Steenhof has over 35 years of progressive experience in the modular industry, with a focus on sustainability, automation, and digitization. Serving as the Senior Structural Modular Building Engineer and President of Steenhof Building Services Group (SBSG), his expertise and reputation as a leading professional within the emerging offsite construction industry are unparalleled.

Jack's leadership stems from building on past experiences and continuously embracing change to keep up with the current market. His specialties include innovative building designs for challenging northern climates, and developing sustainable spaces that are designed, built, and run with less resources and waste.

Through SBSG, Jack has worked with over 50 modular companies throughout Canada, the United States, South Korea, and China, and has made SBSG the preferred engineering firm for top modular manufacturers throughout Canada and the United States.

 

Jack Steenhof

Director

Steve Nomura

Senior VP, Commercial Business & Development

With a modular career spanning more than 15 years as a leader and commercial strategist, Steve has held senior roles with CIVEO Canada, Black Diamond Group, and ATCO. His experience in sales and marketing management, business development, and contracts adds essential expertise to the Nomodic leadership team.

An effective problem solver, he strives for excellence in everything he does, especially when it comes to providing high-value and innovative solutions to client challenges.

 

Steve Nomura

Senior VP, Commercial Business & Development

Charissa Wangsawidjaya CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

An energetic and driven finance leader with years of progressive experience in Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Charissa plays an instrumental role in streamlining the company’s financial activities while utilizing her passion for sustainability to optimize Nomodic’s positive impact. Prior to joining Nomodic, she spent several years working for the Valard Group of Companies where she spearheaded a number of key strategic initiatives that helped improve the company’s efficiency. Her prior roles at Valard included Director of Finance at Valard Construction, VP of Operations at Phasor Engineering, and Director of Finance for McGregor Construction.

Charissa is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.

 

Charissa Wangsawidjaya CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Philipp Gruner, MBA

President, Operations

A take-charge leader with over 20 years of international operational and leadership experience, Philipp Gruner plays a key role in helping Nomodic to be continuously more strategic, profitable, and efficient. Working within publicly-traded organizations, Philipp has negotiated multi-million dollar deals with several blue chip companies. Previously, Philipp served as the CEO of a BC-based non-profit organization, and was formerly Senior Vice President with Civeo, an industry-leading provider of integrated workforce accommodations.

 

Philipp Gruner, MBA

President, Operations

Chris Martin CA

Director

With 26 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant working in debt and equity financings, acquisition, divestiture transactions, start-ups, corporate sales, and organic growth platforms, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the board.

He currently serves as the CFO of Canamax Energy Ltd. as well as Ideal Completions Group Ltd., both private companies with operations in Western Canada.

Chris has also held CFO positions with several public companies, including Pure Energy Services, Canadian Sub-Surface Energy Services, Alternative Fuel Systems, and Calvalley Petroleum Inc., and has extensive experience in US/Canada cross border transactions.

 

Chris Martin CA

Director

Jared Dielwart

VP, Corporate Development & Innovation

A passionate and driven entrepreneur excelling in strategic vision and growth, Jared Dielwart has a diverse background that spans multiple industries including real estate, land development, technology, and media. As Nomodic’s VP, Corporate Development & Innovation, Jared serves an integral role in exploring new markets and implementing new software, technologies, and innovations. Prior to joining Nomodic in 2018, Jared was a founder and executive of a successful global technology & media company and was recognized in his field with a North American top 40 award.

 

Jared Dielwart

VP, Corporate Development & Innovation

Adam Rosenfeld CPA, CMA

Director

Adam Rosenfeld is Managing Director and CFO of Ayrshire, a private real estate and proptech investment firm based in Calgary, Alberta. He has 20+ years of experience in the finance, oil & gas and engineering industries. Prior to joining Ayrshire in 2017, Mr. Rosenfeld was Chief Financial Officer of Beringer Energy Inc., where he led all financial operations, treasury, corporate planning, and corporate development.

Over an eight year tenure in investment banking, he provided advice and led execution on greater than $10 billion of mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financings.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with a minor in Aerospace from McGill University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business. He is a CPA, CMA charter holder.

 

Adam Rosenfeld CPA, CMA

Director

Tian Alsgard

VP, Construction Services

With more a decade of progressive experience in the construction and energy industries, Tian utilizes his extensive expertise to manage Nomodic’s construction projects effectively and successfully while finding new efficiencies. In 2014, Tian co-founded Aithra Projects, an industry leader in remote camps and site services. In 2020, Nomodic and Aithra joined forces to become Canada’s largest specialized Construction Management firm dedicated solely to modular and offsite construction.

 

Tian Alsgard

VP, Construction Services

Adam Capland

Director

Adam Capland is a Principal at Bulldog Capital Partners, a private investment firm located in Toronto, Ontario. He has 10+ years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. Prior to joining Bulldog in 2020, Mr. Capland worked in the investment banking group at National Bank Financial, where he was primarily responsible for working on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance initiatives for clients in the consumer products, industrial, and real estate sectors. During his tenure in investment banking, he provided advice and led execution on greater than $20 billion of mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financings.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Adam Capland

Director

Mogens Smed

Advisor

As the former CEO, director, and co-founder of DIRTT (one of Alberta Venture magazines Fast Growth Companies over $25 million in 2011 & 2012 and named a Canadian Best Managed Company by Deloitte), Mogens is considered the leading voice of modular interior construction in North America.

With over 40 years of experience in the interior construction industry, his achievements include launching and growing SMED International into a publicly traded modular interior construction company with over $300 million in annual revenue.

Since then, Mogens has gone on to become CEO of Falkbuilt, been named Environmental Champion by Interiors & Sources Magazine, and was named EY Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 in the category of Clean-Tech.

 

Mogens Smed

Advisor

At Nomodic, our commitment to leaving things better begins with a dedication to our team, clients, partners, and the communities we live and work in.

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Health & Safety 

SAFETY above all else.

We ensure that every single person leaves a worksite better than they arrived.  

Nomodic is proud to hold an Alberta Certificate of Recognition (COR) that recognizes our health and safety management systems that meet provincial standards. These certificates are issued by Alberta Job Skills, Training and Labour and are co-signed by the Certifying Partner in partnership with the Alberta government.

Our team takes full accountability for our surroundings, actions, and well-being by identifying and eliminating all potential risks and hazards. We exemplify our safety culture by participating in and contributing to the improvement of Nomodic’s Health & Safety program and related activities and initiatives.

Nomodic is continuing to monitor closely the developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We ensure cleanliness in all areas of our operations to reduce health risks for our team, partners, and clients. We are following the guidance of public health authorities and taking preventative measures to help protect our team and ensure the continuity of both our business and the operations of our clients and partners.

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Environment

Across the globe, developers are learning the eco-advantages that are inherent to modular and prefabricated construction. Offsite construction significantly reduces the impact on communities and the environment and generates less construction waste and onsite pollution. Combined with the fact that modular construction accelerates project timelines by between 25-50%, these advantages are a giant leap forward on the path to creating a more sustainable future.

Offsite fabrication facilities provide climate-controlled conditions to ensure modules are built with maximum airtightness, which leads to greater overall energy efficiency. Here are just of the few benefits* of the modular process:

  • 15-20%

    reduction in operational costs due to improved thermal performance

  • 50%

    less construction waste going to a landfill

  • 90%

    reduction in deliveries to worksites

  • 25-50%

    faster project timelines

*Sources: Modular Building Institute; “Sustainability and Process Benefits of Modular Construction” (UK); BuildingGreen.com; McKinsey & Co.; Modular Building Institute, 2020 Permanent Modular Construction Report

As greener technologies and materials emerge, Nomodic is strategically positioned as an integrator to deliver the advantages to clients and project partners.

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Community

Our success is measured by our ability to leave communities better. Our team is encouraged to give back to the communities we work and live in. Nomodic actively facilitates volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our team to empower the people around us. We accomplish this through relationships with organizations such as Calgary Drop-In Centre and Habitat for Humanity, and causes including Seniors Affordable Housing, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Multiple Sclerosis, among others.

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Indigenous Partnerships

At Nomodic, we recognize the requirement to meet the desire by Indigenous peoples to achieve and sustain economic development opportunities and independence. We have been fortunate to form strong bonds with a select number of partners and we pride ourselves on the quality of these strategic alliances. Every relationship is formed with mutual benefit foremost in mind, and we have been proud to play a part in contributing a small part to the growth and success of these communities. 

It is Nomodic’s goal to seek opportunities to support the economic endeavours of Indigenous communities and contribute to the cultural well-being of Indigenous people. Nomodic, with the guidance provided by its Indigenous community partners, is committed to:

  • Implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 92; and
  • Understanding and supporting the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Calls to Justice.

As a result of our unique business model and experience, Nomodic is able to leverage our business relationships to achieve our commitments, mitigate negative impacts, and deliver positive social enhancements within the communities we operate.

Nomodic has a strong track record of Indigenous employment, training, and subcontracting, as well as utilizing local businesses. In Indigenous communities, we utilize and rely on local Indigenous businesses and workers to provide the majority of site services with the support of our project manager and site supervisors.

Nomodic has several current and past Indigenous clients and business relationships, including Burns Lake Band and West Moberly First Nations along the Coastal GasLink Project, Lower Nicola Indian Band along the Transmountain Expansion Project, Alexander First Nation within their traditional territory for the Duvernay resource base, and relationships with numerous communities throughout Western Canada.

Nomodic will consider and evaluate business relationships that can be sustainable, and are of mutual benefit and interest for our clients.

Subcontracting Opportunities for Indigenous Businesses
Nomodic will consider all qualified and competitive Indigenous businesses to jointly execute a project. Nomodic will use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain goods or services from as many Indigenous businesses identified by our Indigenous partner communities as possible.

Long-Term Indigenous Economic Opportunities
Nomodic is seeking Indigenous community partners on contracted Nomodic projects. Nomodic will consider the utilization of Indigenous businesses for such future opportunities as they arise.

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