Cody Slater founded BW Technologies in 1986, a global manufacturer of industrial and commercial gas detection devices with a product line of more than 30 unique instruments. From the Calgary head office, he grew the company’s operations to include offices throughout the world. His impact on one of the country’s fastest growing technology companies was well recognized through achievements that have garnered numerous awards including Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Alberta’s Most Influential Top 50 People, Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Certificate of Merit for Business Excellence by Industry, Science, and Technology Canada.
Shane Grennan is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a broad range of experience in accounting, finance and audit, spanning several industries in Canada and Ireland. Prior to joining Blackline, Mr. Grennan worked as the Controller of a Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary in the natural gas industry and with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager in their audit and assurance group. He offers a broad range of experience that includes financial reporting in accordance with I.F.R.S., U.S. GAAP and Canadian standards, audit procedures, establishing and testing an internal control framework and ERP system implementation.
Kevin Meyers currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer with Blackline GPS, after joining the company from his position of VP of Operations at Imaging Dynamics Corporation (“IDC”), a publicly listed company on the Toronto Venture Exchange. Prior to IDC, Kevin worked as the VP of Operations for BW Technologies, Ltd for 8 years. BW Technologies was formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange before its acquisition by First Technology (2004) and finally Honeywell (2006). Kevin was instrumental in bringing new technologies in house to reduce cost and improve margins on several of their product lines.
Brendon Cook was awarded a B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary. Prior to founding BlackLine GPS Inc. in 2004, Mr. Cook worked for Calgary-based CSI Wireless Inc. (now Hemisphere GPS Inc.) as its Product and Marketing Manager and developed business relationships with various international organizations. At CSI Wireless Inc., Mr. Cook managed the company’s precision product portfolio and was responsible for the market analysis, generating market analysis, generating market direction, defining new products, and assisted with managing the company’s product development program.
Barry Moore currently holds an executive position as Vice President of Product Development. He has also served as Vice President of Product Development for BW Technologies, Ltd., formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange prior to its acquisition. Mr. Moore holds a diploma in Industrial Design from Fanshawe College in London Ontario.
Prior to taking a position with Blackline, Mr. Stinson occupied the roles of Project Manager and then Systems and Software Engineering at BW Technologies. He later assumed the role of Product Marketing Manager at Honeywell Analytics. Mr. Stinson is a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Electrical Engineering Program.
Gavin is the Managing Director for Blackline Safety Europe, and has been active in the world of safety and gas detection for more than 25 years. He has worked with companies such as City Technology, Det-Tronics, Crowcon, Alphasense, BW Technologies and GfG Europe. Gavin holds a BSc. In Applied Chemistry from Leicester Polytechnic (now DeMontfort University).
Bernadette Geronazzo is an Accredited Business Communicator with more than 15 years of experience in corporate communication plans, advertising and raising awareness for corporations with targeted audiences. She has worked with clients that range from independent business owners to multi-national corporations in the areas of public and investor relations, marketing, strategic planning as well as non-profit and community relations. She has co-directed and written for television, has been a columnist for the Calgary Herald as well as the Calgary Real Estate Board, and has worked in the role of Executive Director for a Business Revitalization Zone in Calgary.
For over 30 years, Neil Campbell has opened and built international markets for industrial safety and gas detection products. Neil worked with BW Technologies for 18 years and 12 years as Director of International Sales. He also spent several years working jointly with Envent Engineering and Boreal Laser as their Director of International Sales & Marketing. Neil has a business degree from the University of Alberta with an emphasis on Marketing.