Our Team

Our dynamic team of project managers, engineers and technicians are professionally trained and certified. Their technical skills are augmented by a disciplined approach to project management that ensures all blasting and rock work services are delivered as budgeted and scheduled. Our skilled specialists use creative, innovative and systematic problem solving techniques to develop efficient designs, methodologies and work plans that save our customers money and provide measurable returns on their investment.

Training for our team includes (but is not limited to):

  • Level 1 Industrial First Aid
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • WHIMIS
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Mine Rescue
  • I-kon Electronic Detonator Certification

Customer service is the most important aspect of our business. We take pride in our track record of successfully completed projects and satisfied customers. If you require advice, clarification or additional information about any service we offer please give us a call or email one of the representatives listed below:

Key Personnel

Ron Woolf, B.Sc
Vice President

Mr. Woolf is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in underground / surface mining, blast engineering, geological engineering, rock mechanics and project management. The largest project he has managed was valued at $65 million (CAD) and included supervising / directing over 400 personnel.  Mr. Woolf is a past president of the Western Canada Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE).

Lewis Clarke
Operations Manager

Mr. Clarke graduated with honours from the Mining Engineering Technology Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2002.  Mr. Clarke has a strong background in estimating and project management and has directed projects throughout North America.  He has also attended the Optimization of Blasting Operations course at Queens University.  Mr. Clarke is a member in good standing of the International Society of Explosives Engineers and is currently serving as Treasurer of the Western Canada Chapter of the ISEE.

Corry Goumans
Superintendent (BC and Washington State Blasting Licenses)

Mr. Goumans has over 40 years of drilling, controlled blasting and blast design experience.  He has managed successful projects throughout North and South America.  Mr. Goumans is a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers and has been recognized with the President's Award for lifetime achievement in the blasting field.

Chris Fahr, AScT
Estimator / Project Manager

Mr. Fahr graduated from the Mining Engineering Technology Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2007.  He has attended the Optimization of Blasting Operations course at Queens University, the Surface Blasting course through RAM Inc. in Elko Nevada, and is a member in good standing of the International Society of Explosives Engineers.  Mr. Fahr is currently serving as the Secretary of the Western Canada Chapter of the ISEE.

Ian Tan, B.A.
Divisional Controller

Mr. Tan has over 15 years of experience in cost accounting and office management.  Mr. Tan’s responsibilities include invoicing and cost control as well as regulatory compliance and public relations.

Mark Katrichak
Operations Coordinator

Mr. Katrichak has over 25 years of experience in coordinating crews, equipment and materials.  Mr. Katrichak is also responsible for public relations, tool crib operations and ensuring that equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.