Brent is one of the key founders of L.V. Control and has played an instrumental role in leading the company to unprecedented levels of performance. With over 30 years of experience in the automation and control industry and a strong marketing background, Brent brings a wealth of knowledge and a customer focused perspective that are distinctly reflected throughout L.V. Control’s products and service offerings. His in-depth knowledge of the agriculture industry, coupled with a strong business acumen are playing key roles in customizing systems to precisely match the needs of the agricultural community. L.V. Control’s team of professionals is inspired by Brent’s strategic focus and his visionary and empowering leadership; the company’s innovative outlook is a reflection of his vision.
Electrical Engineering & Corporate Development
Troy has been contributing to the success of L.V. Control for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience in the development, planning and execution of material handling projects with a focus on the electrical distribution and automation requirements. Having led internal teams on several hundred domestic and overseas projects, he has the experience necessary to undertake electrical projects of any size and complexity. Well versed with Electrical Codes and Standards, Troy and his teams specialize in finding the best solution for the project and the client.
Finance and Administration
With more than 15 years experience in his chosen field, Steven is a key member of L.V. Control’s Senior Management Team and provides oversight and direction on all financial matters, human resources, and corporate strategy. With many years of experience in the Ag-Industry, he is well-equipped to drive operational metrics and address the enhanced reporting requirements associated with being a subsidiary of a public corporation
Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Over 30 years of experience with key players in the agricultural and controls industry has provided Mel with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of both the mechanical and the electrical requirements within a facility. Responsible for supervising and directing the work of L.V. Control’s team of electrical and process control design engineers and technologists, Mel specializes in the electrical distribution design of the company’s full system-house orientation. Mel’s main contribution to the L.V. Control’s environment has been the safe implementation of power distribution and motor control systems while complying with current electrical code standards at numerous high throughput Agra Industrial facilities. Mel holds a membership in good standing with the engineering associations of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Manager - Automation & Support Group
Luis joined the company in 2007 and through dedication and hard work, quickly assumed responsibility for progressively more complex projects. In July 2013 he was promoted to Manager of the Automation & Support Group. Luis has extensive automation experience with multiple platforms and technologies. He has an advanced understanding of material handling applications with a special focus on electrical distribution equipment, programmable logic controllers, and integrated HMI systems. Today, he provides planning, direction and oversight to his team of Engineering professionals. Luis’ strong technical background and exceptional problem-solving skills make him a trusted leader and a valued member of the LV Team.
Brydon’s position as a Production Manager involves planning, coordinating and supervising L.V. Control’s electrical switchgear, distribution, and panel manufacturing processes. As a valued department lead and a Red Seal Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician, he has the hands-on experience and technical knowledge to resolve any challenges that come his way. Brydon’s in-depth understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA Standards and Safety Programs ensures the consistency and quality of our manufactured products.
Health and Safety
Front Row – Kenneth, Daniel, Don, Troy, Jerzy, Mustapha, and Gaëtanne (Absent from photo: Frank)
Front Row – Chris, Mike, Travis, and Troy Back Row – Jeff, Dylan, Tyler, Don, Mel, Jonathan, and Ron (Absent from photo: Jason and Rob)
Director of Engineering
Under the vigilant eye of Grant, L.V. Control’s teams of engineers and technologists are developing prototypes and creating human machine interfaces that have become a distinctive feature of the company’s automated control solutions. Grant’s technological proficiency, practicality and problem-solving approach, together with a thorough knowledge of the agricultural industry, have played a pivotal role in the company’s success since its inception, over 30 years ago. As one of the key founders of L.V. Control, Grant has combined his technological know-how with an innate desire to empower people to create a team-based environment that has become the company’s main source of innovativeness, allowing the company to consistently exceed customers’ expectations.
P. Eng., M.A. Sc.
As a proud member of L.V. Control for more than 25 years, Don provides oversight and direction to the internal application engineering groups and is an important voice on the company’s Senior Management Team. Don has exceptional problem-solving skills and a strong educational background with a degree in Electronic Information Systems Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Control Systems. Well versed in a multitude of platforms and technologies, Don and his teams specialize in the integration of software and hardware to provide reliable and cost-effective automated control solutions.
Jonathan Wiens, P. Eng.
Manager – Application Software Group
Jonathan has progressed to a senior level position within the company due to his exceptional inclination towards developing configurable software that subsequently reduces delivery time while ensuring that each control system is designed exactly to customer and site specifications. A degree in Computer Engineering, coupled with several years of experience with C++ and other programming languages, has provided Jonathan the right tools to develop intuitive graphical user interfaces. Among Jonathan’s main contributions to L.V. Control’s environment is his involvement with the design and development of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) used to improve efficiency in the company’s grain handling, feed processing, seed cleaning, fertilizer blending and sand handling systems.
Senior Project Leader
Jarret joined our team in 2010 and quickly became a major contributor to the Automation & Support Group. He initially worked as an Engineering Technologist on Crop Input Facilities and later moved onto Feed Mills and Commercial Grain Systems. With more than a decade of hands on experience, Jarret has developed an advanced understanding of material handling applications with a special focus on electrical distribution equipment, programmable logic controllers, and integrated HMI systems. Today, he leads the internal project teams and is responsible for the coordination of resources and ensuring that project deliverables exceed customer expectations. Jarret’s strong technical background coupled with exceptional communication skills make him a strong leader and a valued addition to every project he works on.
Ron is responsible for organizing the various components needed to initiate, execute and conclude L.V. Control’s projects. At L.V. Control, project management plays a key role in providing deliverables on-budget and on-time to the customer base; Ron’s main focus is to ensure that the company consistently maintains its promises. With nearly 20 years of experience in coordinating various projects and as a member of the Project Management Institute, Ron brings a wealth of knowledge to L.V. Control’s team environment by assessing, prioritizing and mitigating project risks.
Front Row – Ryan, Kenneth, Edmon, Mustapha, William, Steven, Jerzy, Ken, Raymond, Gilbert, and FengYi
Front Row – Tahir, Ashley, Mijo, and Luis Back Row – Jarret, Mathias, Mark, and Dave (Absent from photo: Frank and Brian)