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The Crownsmen Show

By Crownsmen Partners
The Crownsmen Podcast highlights the huge benefit that Mining, Energy, Construction, Forestry, and Transportation have on the economy. Watch on YouTube We highlight these industries by interviewing guests from First Nations Entrepreneurs, business owners, and top level executives from leading companies who all feel the effects from new projects that are approved or shut down. Join us as we promote industry and combat anti-business policies.
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CE 20. CRIN - Energy Solutions to Increase Competitiveness & Decrease GHG Emissions ft Joy Romero
Clean Resource Innovation Network is contributing to a future in which Canada is a global leader in producing clean hydrocarbon energy from source to end use. They are a pan-Canadian network focused on ensuring Canada’s energy resources can be sustainably developed and integrated into the global energy supply. By identifying industry challenges, CRIN creates a market pull to accelerate commercialization and wide spread clean technology adoption by bringing together industries, entrepreneurs, investors, academia, governments, and many others. Watch Episode Here:
January 20, 2021
CE 19. Carbon Connect International - Methane Emissions Reductions & Funding ft Darcy Spady
Darcy Spady, is the Managing Partner of Carbon Connect International  and served as the 2018 SPE International President. He brings 33 years of experience in conventional oil, heavy oil and unconventional gas to from both the hands on engineering side and the global outlook perspective. Watch Episode Here:
January 13, 2021
TCS 66: Precision Bolting: Specialized Bolting, Nord-Lock Products, & Superbolt Kits ft Ken Gamroth
PBL is both a distributor and manufacturer of engineered bolting and pivot pin solutions. They are a distributor of Nord-Lock Group’s full product line including: Superbolt: Nord-Lock washer:  Boltight: Precision Bolting’s President Ken Gamroth joins The Crownsmen Show to discuss developing their customized bolting solution “Kit”, their custom bolting solution and capabilities, and how he approaches solving a customer’s problem. Watch Episode Here:
January 12, 2021
TCS 65: WAVV - Transferring Commercialized Technology Across Industries ft Kimberley Van Vliet
WAVV has the slogan “Business Beyond Borders”. The company is led by their Founder and CEO Kimberley Van Vliet and she joins The Crownsmen Show as the first episodes of 2021. They focus on advancing business opportunities by specializing in commercialized technology transfer across multiple industries for the Military, Mining, Aerospace, Defence, Security, Tech, Agriculture, & Energy Industries. Watch Episode Here:
January 5, 2021
CE 18. MELA - Reducing Methane Emissions in Oil & Natural Gas Production ft Jackson Hegland
MELA (Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance)( is comprised of companies serving the oil & natural gas production, processing, and transmission sector. MELA serves as a hub for businesses that offer innovative and accessible solutions to methane emissions reductions. Their Executive Director Jackson Hegland joins Crownsmen Energy ( to discuss their organizations, stakeholders and available funding programs. Watch Episode Here:
December 30, 2020
TCS 64: Crownsmen Christmas Panel - Mining, Energy, & Construction Hosts & Content Creators
Featuring hosts from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, Jerrod Downey sits down with four content creators. This industry special covers multiple sectors to discuss what they have learned, how their videos and shows educate audiences, and their outlook on the mining, energy, and construction industry. Watch Episode Here:
December 17, 2020
TCS 63: Kal Tires Mining Tire Group: Tire Management & Supply for Reducing Cost & Sustainable Mining
In open pit mining, tires are a top 5 operating costs, with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tires on even one machine, tire management isn’t just crucial to reducing costs but improves uptime and helps companies fulfil sustainability commitments. In underground mining one damaged sidewall on a single piece of equipment can bring the entire operation quickly to a stop. Watch Episode Here:
December 8, 2020
TCS 62: K-Line Trailers - Designing & Manufacturing Dump Products, Lowbeds & Specialized Trailers ft. Rob Wiebe
If you have ever visited Vancouver, British Columbia or BC’s lower mainland, you have probably waited behind a beautiful Polished Aluminum Transfer Trailer built by K-Line Trailers. Or if you have visited a remote mining operation in Northern Canada you may just have seen their incredible Off Highway - Dual Power Road Train hauling thousands of tons of ore concentrate on frozen roads in the middle of winter. Two completely different units done by one incredible company that customizes each trailer they manufacture. All of this is accomplished out of their 120,000 sq. ft. fabrication and assembly facility. Watch Episode Here:
December 3, 2020
MN: GKM Consultants | Geotechnical Instrumentation Solutions in Mining ft Adam Dulmage
Adam Dulmage made two things very clear in this episode of Mining Now. First, as amazing as sensor technology in mining is, it is only as innovative and customized as the people behind implementing the solutions. Second, delivering on small projects can lead to servicing major operations when you deliver results and maintain a strong ongoing relationship with customers. Watch Episode Here:
December 1, 2020
CE 17: EnerClear Services, Insitu Pipeline Cleaning & Coating Method & Technology ft Chad Carriere
Maximizing a pipeline's lifespan or repurposing existing pipelines in a time, when getting one built really can seem like a “pipe dream”, is just one more area where operators can look to lower their CO2 emissions and increase efficiency. Chad Carriere joins pipeline, energy, and technology podcast and web series Crownsmen Energy to discuss how EnerClear Services significantly extends the life of pipelines and is a proactive option for new and existing pipeline protection. 
November 26, 2020
MN: Nalco Water’s Advanced Water Technology & Innovative Water Solutions ft Steve Paulson
Steve Paulson has over 30 years’ experience in mining and mineral processing He currently is the Director of Technical Consulting for Nalco Water’s Global Mining division. Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, is a global provider of mining and mineral processing solutions. Steve highlights mining and processing projects around the world including mines in Chile, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. Watch Episode Here:
November 24, 2020
MN: TerraSource Global - Material Processing & Handling Equipment ft Matt Richardson
TerraSource is a single stop for material sizing and feeding expertise and knowledgeable assistance in selecting the exact fit for your application, as well as expert engineering services and application-matched auxiliary equipment support to fully integrate your process equipment needs. They boast three market leaders – Gundlach Crushers, Jeffrey Rader and Pennsylvania Crusher. Watch Episode Here:
November 19, 2020
CE 16: Qnergy - Remote Power, Reducing Emissions & Stirling-Based Power Generators with Ory Zik
Ory Zik - CEO of Qnergy, joins Jerrod Downey on your favorite clean energy podcast and web series to discuss their world’s leading clean technology as the manufacturer of Stirling energy systems, he highlights their offerings of Compressed Air as a Service (CAaaS), Remote Power, and Compressed Air Pneumatics (CAP3). Watch Episode Here:
November 18, 2020
TCS 61: Select Crane Sales - All Terrain to Tower Cranes and Telehandlers ft Jason R. MacKenzie
Select Crane Sales specializes in the sale of new and used cranes including: all terrain cranes, hydraulic truck cranes, carry deck cranes, boom trucks, rough terrain cranes, crawler/dragline cranes, and tower cranes. They have two locations in Florida and New Jersey and their cranes are delivered throughout the United States and Globally. Watch Episode Here:
November 12, 2020
TCS 60. Bellatorum - Explaining Mineral Rights & Oil Royalty Acquisitions ft Chris Bentley
Bellatorum is a veteran-owned and operated investment firm specializing in mineral rights & oil royalty acquisitions. Chris Bentley President & CEO joins Jerrod Downey and The Crownsmen Show to outline their investment process, the types of investors who qualify, and unpacks the life cycle of the oil well. Watch Episode Here:
November 10, 2020
CE 15. White Whale - AI Analytics & Solutions for Business Data & Insights ft Robert Mereau
White Whale’s Co-Founder Robert Mereau joins Crownsmen Energy. Robert talks about how they are working to build Augmented Intelligence solutions that empower businesses to make data-driven decisions. White Whale empowers businesses to turn their data into insights with AI Analytics that allows companies to discover, predict, and optimize their data. Their software allows businesses to discover hidden insights in their data and to understand past patterns, so they can adapt for the future. It allows customers to predict and simplify their forecasting using integrated AI to predict key outcomes; including seeing opportunities and problems before they occur. Finally White Whale uses AI to optimize their customers' decisions by simulating thousands of potential scenarios that find the strategies which make the best use of your resources. Watch Episode Here:
November 5, 2020
MN: Radai | Environmental Measurement with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) ft Ari Saartenoja
This episode features Radai’s Founder and CEO, Ari Saartenoja to discuss their company, technology and plans to partner with more companies in the future. Radai provides environmental measurement services using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and static ground stations. Watch Episode Here:
November 3, 2020
MN: BESTECH & The Whole Mine - From Electrician to License to Operate ft. Samantha Espley
Samantha Espley, VP of BESTECH joins Mining Now to discuss what The Whole Mine means to her and BESTECH including the electrification of mines, sensor technology, license to operate, their contribution to economic development and community and mines of the future that will be more efficient and profitable. Watch Episode Here:
October 29, 2020
TCS 59: JT Equipment: The Industry of Supplying & Servicing Construction Equipment & Attachments
Today The Crownsmen Show featured two guests, President Josh Arnold and Vice President Matt Cox of JT Equipment Corp, to highlight their equipment, servicing, equipment lines including OilQuick’s automatic quick couplers and Kinshofer’s crane & excavator attachments. Josh discusses their business model and ability to create partnerships and Matt highlights projects that bring in multiple streams of the company including commissioning equipment, welding, fabrication, and servicing. Watch Episode Here:
October 27, 2020
TCS 58. How A Company Can Enter New Markets ft Rainmaker GBD with Clark Grue
Clark Grue, President and CEO of Rainmaker Global Business Development, joins Jerrod Downey for Episode 58 of The Crownsmen. Jerrod and Clark discuss their process to ensure market entry success for their clients, including identifying potential challenges and roadblocks along with developing strategies and seizing opportunities in new markets. Watch Episode Here:
October 22, 2020
MN: Tetra Tech - Microseismic Sensors, Tailing Ponds, & Open Pit Mining with Leonardo Santana
“Leading With Science” is what is bringing the mining industry to new heights in efficiency, safety, and production. Few companies give us a better example than Tetra Tech As a leading provider of consulting and engineering services they support government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle. Watch Episode Here:
October 20, 2020
MN: Responsible Mining Solutions (RMS) | Engineering & Project Delivery for Mine Waste Management
This episode of Mining Now examines macro-level trends in engineering, tailings management, metal prices in the mining industry. Jerrod Downey interviews Cameron Stockman the Director of Operations and Business Development at Responsible Mining Solutions to discuss how RMS is tackling these drivers of demand and their unique value proposition that separates them from conventional engineering-houses. Watch Episode Here:
October 15, 2020
CE 14. Women In Engineering Summit with Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve
Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve founded the Women In Engineering Summit after spending 16 years as an engineer in the oil and gas industry, including as Supervisors for Pipeline Projects and Programs for Enbridge. She joined Crownsmen Energy to discuss the event and challenges and opportunities for women as engineers. Watch Episode Here:
October 8, 2020
CE 13. Aimsio - Field Service Management Software for Heavy Industry with Dennis Hale
Aimsio is a field service management software designed to quickly plan projects, dispatch resources, and digitally capture activities such as field tickets, LEMs, forms, and timesheets.   Dennis Hale - Vice President Sales joins Jerrod Downey on Crownsmen Energy to showcase real-world examples where Aimsio has streamlined companies project tracking, dispatch, invoicing and much more. Watch Episode Here:
October 6, 2020
CE 12. Water Management in the Oil Sands ft COSIA with John Brogly
Episode 12 of Crownsmen Energy features Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, also known as COSIA and their Director of Water, John Brogly. John joins Jerrod Downey to discuss water innovation in oil sands, current projects and their members. COSIA brings together leading thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and environmental performance in the oil sands in four priority areas. These four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs) are greenhouse gases, land, water and tailings. Watch Episode Here:
October 1, 2020
CE 11. PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) - CAT’s Equipment Dealer for Pipeline Construction ft Tony Fernandez
PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) is possibly the most unique global equipment dealer to be featured on Crownsmen Energy. They are a Cat equipment dealer, who supports the global needs of mainline pipeline construction customers worldwide giving their pipeline customers exclusive purpose-built pipeline equipment, expertise, technology and training in safety and equipment operation. Watch Episode Here:
September 24, 2020
Ep 57. KG Industries - Specialized Commercial Axles in the Transportation Sector ft Luke Genberg
This week we are excited to feature KG Industries Ltd  on The Crownsmen Show! KG Industries specializes in manufacturing Self Steer Axles, Force Steer axles, Off Highway Axles, and Standard Trailer Axles. Their Presiden, Luke Genberg  joins Jerrod Downey on The Crownsen Show for an in depth review of their company and to talk about heavy-duty axles! KGI Canadian company that produces over 3,500 axles each year! Watch Episode Here:
September 23, 2020
TCS 56. Quaker Houghton - Industrial Process Fluids with Jon Brown
Quaker Chemical and Houghton International have combined to create Quaker Houghton, our next feature on The Crownsmen Show! Quaker Houghton is the global leader in manufacturing industrial process fluids to the primary metals and metalworking markets including steel mills, automotive, and mining. Their Industry Business Manager for Mining Jon Brown, who started with Quaker Chemical before the combination outlines the companies reach, expanding their R&D capabilities, and provides details about their Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluid (FRHF) Technology. Watch Full Episode Here:
September 17, 2020
TCS 54: CIF Construction - Concrete Contractor for Mining, Energy, & Forestry with Scott Fomenoff
Today we have Scott Fomenoff from CIF Construction here to highlight their projects in different industries, like mining, energy, forestry and many more. He discusses oversight on major projects by Komatsu, explains the terminology “bolt down”, outlines CIF’s approach to collaborating with Indegous communities in the areas they work. CIF Construction Ltd. (CIF) is a premium concrete and civil contractor. Founded in 1991, CIF has been successfully operating in the mining, oil and gas, forestry, pulp and paper, bioenergy, wind energy, commercial and municipal industries for nearly 30 years. Watch Episode Here:
August 20, 2020
MN: CEMI - New Mining Innovation & Technology for Ore Discovery & Environmental Performance with Charles Nyabeze
Charles Nyabeze B.Eng MBA, Vice-President Business Development and Commercialization for CEMI joins Mining Now! The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, is Canada’s expert in mining innovation. They deliver commercially viable innovations to improve heat & rock stress, mine productivity, safety, ore discovery and environmental performance. Charles and Jerrod Downey discuss how companies already commercialized in separate industries can expand into mining and companies already in the industry overseas but are looking to reach the Canadian mining market can be successful. Charles expands into helping us understand integrating technology in a mining operation while considering both the downstream and upstream effect. He discusses what CEMI is looking for in new intakes including the maturing stage of the technology, certifications, and scalability. Watch Here:
August 19, 2020
TCS 53. BR Attachments - Distributing for AMI Attachments, Simex, Indeco North America, & Felco with Ben Rapple
Ben Rapple CEO of BR Attachments, discusses their full line of products from excavator and loader attachments to asphalt pavers and to walk us through creating partnerships, valuable leadership lessons running a business teaches, and the importance of correctly structuring your financing. Watch Episode Here:
August 13, 2020
CE 10. Drillform | Automated Floor Wrenches & Drilling Catwalks | Exxon & Chevron Drilling Projects
Drillform Technical Services Ltd. offers innovative automated drilling equipment & service solutions for the global market. Their CFO, Jesse McDougal joins Crownsmen Energy to discuss how they are “Forming the Future of Drilling Equipment” with a line of Automated Floor Wrenches and Drilling Catwalks. She also discusses supplying equipment for major projects by Exxon and Chevron around the world including some of the longest drill holes in the world and major offshore drilling projects in Brazil. Watch Episode Here:
August 11, 2020
CE 9. Natural Gas Innovation Fund - Funding Cleantech Innovation with John Adams
This episode features Managing Director of NGIF, John Adams He is responsible for launching the Natural Gas Innovation Fund and raising capital from its industry investors for project investments and building its strategic partnerships. He is responsible for developing the fund's investment process, governance and accountability, and implementing the fund's investment strategy for natural gas priorities. This includes managing the fund's portfolio activities including technology scouting and deal review, technical and business evaluation, due diligence and evaluation, project management, corporate performance and entrepreneurial support. Watch Episode Here:
August 6, 2020
TCS 52: Mainland Construction Materials - Aggregates & Asphalt Materials, Paving Operations, & Construction with Kevin Spenst
40,000,000 upgrades to a crushing facility, dredging in the Fraser River, and what happens when the big corporation takes over the small family run business. These are just a few of the topics covered with Mainland Construction Material President, Kevin Spenst. Mainland Construction Materials ( and their companies, Mainland Sand & Gravel ( and Winvan Paving ( offer aggregates and asphalt materials, paving operations, construction services, logistics, and recycling all across Canada. Their parent company Summit Materials ( is an industry leading materials-based company that supplies aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete and asphalt in the United States, with Mainland Construction being their single Canadian company. Watch Episode Here:
July 30, 2020
CE 8. Absolute Combustion - Environmentally Friendly & Efficient High-Performance Combustion Burners with Koleya Karringten
CEO of Absolute Combustion, Koleya Karringten, joins Jerrod Downey for episode 8 of Crownsmen Energy to discuss developing their “high-performance combustion burners that meet expectations without compromising on environmental values.” Koleya shares the story of building the company with her father at only 21 years old, the challenges of partnering with inventors, seizing an opportunity to enter the aviation industry, and inspiring young women to enter into the tech and industrial space. Watch Episode Here:
July 23, 2020
CE 7. The Canadian Oil & Gas Industry - Winterhawk Well Abandonment - David Yager
David Yager is President and CEO Winterhawk Well Abandonment and author of “From Miracle to Menace” and he joined Crownsmen Energy to discuss the energy sector in Alberta and Canada. In the first part of the interview David discusses the Federal government’s funding of $1.7 billion into cleaning orphan and inactive wells. We then move on to Winterhawks new technology for the economical and environmentally responsible asset retirement (abandonment) of oil and natural gas wells. Later we discuss why he wrote “From Miracle to Menace”, the history and future of Alberta’s oil industry, and major political challenges the industry faces. Watch Episode Here:
July 9, 2020
TCS 51. Lakewood Electrical - Instrumentation & Electrical Mining, Energy, Industrial Construction ft Rick Zemlak
Rick Zemlak, a partner at Lakewood Electric joins Jerrod Downey on The Crownsmen Show to discuss major mining and energy projects ( like Coalspur Mine by Bighorn Mining in Hinton, Alberta and. Tidewaters (formerly owned by Husky) Oil & Gas Refinery in Prince George BC. Rick also discusses the development and integration of instrumentation ( into the electrical sector, how Lakewood keeps a competitive advantage, the importance their company places on a genuine working relationship with indigenous communities, and how he approaches encouraging and connecting apprentices in the industry. This straight talking interview gives you insight into the leadership, skill, and transparency it takes to succeed in the competitive world of electrical contracting. Watch Episode here:
July 2, 2020
CE 6. High Resolution Imaging, 3D Reservoir Imaging & Mapping for the Oil & Gas Industry ft Turkana CEO Tim Davies
Turkana ( is an innovative data and analytic service company offering a host of services built around it’s revolutionary imaging technology while fostering industry collaboration and integration of services through an Ultra Fast Universal Data Platform. The CEO and Founder of Turkana, Tim Davies ( joins Crownsmen Energy to discuss how the company has developed its technology, funding streams, and collaboration with major oil and gas companies. Watch Episode Here:
June 30, 2020
TCS 50. SGS Mining, Minerals, & Exploration Services | Global Minerals Business Development Manager, Marc-Antoine Laporte.
SGS is a true global leader in inspection, testing, and verification services across all industries including mining, energy, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture. In this episode we focus on their geological services with Minerals Global Business Manager, Marc-Antoine Laporte. We unpack their service offerings including the application of machine learning to exploration targeting resource estimating, mine audits, project due diligence, 3D modeling along with highlighting projects around the world that give examples of these services.Watch Episode Here:
June 25, 2020
CE 5. Acceleware: Radio Frequency Energy to Heat & Mobilize Heavy Oil & Bitumen
Acceleware is working towards a cleaner future for oil sands and heavy oil production. They have developed RF XL. Acceleware's RF XL ( is a transformative innovation that uses radio frequency ("RF") energy to heat and mobilize heavy oil and bitumen, resulting in dramatically cleaner and lower-cost production relative to traditional steam-based processes such as steam-assisted gravity drainage ("SAGD"). Mike Tourigny (, VP of Commercialization and Laura McIntyre (, VP of Engineering at Acceleware join Crownsmen Energy to discuss the technology and the future of the oil and gas sector. Watch Episode Here:
June 23, 2020
CE 4: Proton Technologies’ Zero Emissions Low-Cost Hydrogen Production | Hydrogen Power & Market ft Grant Strem
Is it possible to create a continuous source of green, clean, and affordable energy from deep earth? With governments moving towards carbon free fuels and lower CO2 emissions and consumers looking for alternative sources of energy outside traditional fossil fuels, there is certainly demand. Grant Strem, Chairman and CEO of Proton Technologies joined Crownsmen Energy to discuss their patented technology, the global hydrogen market, and the opportunities for the Canadian Energy sector. Watch Episode Here: 
June 16, 2020
CE 3. Tundra Process Solutions: Oil & Gas & Industrial Process Equipment with Iggy Domagalski
The energy industry carries with it a new set of opportunities and challenges every day.  When Iggy Domagalski  the CEO of Tundra Process Solutions sat down to speak with host Jerrod Downey for Crownsmen Energy  he laid out a thoughtful and clear approach to navigating companies through both good and bad days. He discussed his journey from Winnipeg with a finance background to running an industrial process supply company and the influence reading “How To Buy a Good Business at a Great Price” by Richard Parker had on his business career. Iggy also lays out the growth strategy of Tundra including acquisitions, taking on more product lines, and expanding geographic territories. Later in the interview he discusses why it was so important to expand Tundra’s philanthropic reach including being an “Imagine Canada” accredited company and developing their own business and product incubator program “Acceleration Centre for Entrepreneurs (A.C.E.)”. Watch Episode Here:
June 11, 2020
TCS 49. ft Turner Mining Group | Mining Service Contractors, Mine Operators, Managers, and Leaders with Keaton Turner
Where will the next generation of mining equipment operators, managers, and leaders come from? How do mining operators and contractors not only attract your talent but retain employees? These are just a few of the topics covered in this episode of The Crownsmen Show featuring the Turner Mining Group President Keaton Turner who founded the company at only 27. “We don’t build bridges. We don’t dig landfills. We are 100% mining.” is the first thing you see when visiting the Turner Mining website. The mining service contractor has found its niche in being able to deliver services on multiple sites for companies who own operations across the United States by having representation across the country who has a deep understanding of each state's regulations and culture. This strategy has been key to them becoming one of the most trusted mining service contractors in North America. Watch Episode Here:
June 9, 2020
CE 2: World Petroleum Council & Fractal Systems with Richard Masson
In this episode Richard Masson joins the Crownsmen Energy to discuss the role of the World Petroleum Council – Canada including helping their members stay connected and informed about the oil and gas industry worldwide, primarily by organizing the Canadian presence at the tri-annual World Petroleum Congress. He also discusses Fractal Systems’ JetShear technology that dramatically reduces the amount of diluent that is otherwise required to transport the heavy oil to market. This interview covers how the oil and gas industry can move forward and communicate and educate about the advances in technology, efficiency, and lowering of Greenhouse Emissions. We also discuss Richard’s career and his sense of responsibility to continue promoting the energy sector for the provinces of Alberta, Canada, and the world. Watch Episode Here:
June 4, 2020
Mining Now ft. Riskope | Risk Assessment and Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE) with Dr Franco Oboni
Riskope believes that through risk information and science they can better the world. Their mission? Increase value, sustainability for clients by giving them leading competitive edge through 360-understanding of risks and rational mitigative roadmaps. Risk assessments have to put all the risks “under the same roof”, be convergent, avoid “siloes”, include interdependencies. That’s what they do with their flagship methodology called ORE, Optimum Risk Estimates Watch Episode Here:
May 26, 2020
Industrial Pumping & Pump Types | Oil & Gas, Pipelines, Dewatering, & Well Drilling Pumps
Projects in completely different environments and in separate industries show what it takes to design and deliver pump equipment for fluid handling requirements in the oil and gas industry, mining, and major drilling projects, and construction. Production Foreman for Power Zone Equipment, Greg Sanchez, joined Crownsmen Energy to explain the multiple stages of inspecting, designing, engineering, fabricating, and supplying pumps for major industrial applications around the world. Pumps in this interview fall into two categories, positive displacement pumps, and dynamic pumps. We cover multiple types of positive displacement pumps such as rotary-type positive displacement, reciprocating-type positive displacement, and linear-type positive displacement. We also explore dynamic pump systems including centrifugal pumps. Watch Episode Here:
May 20, 2020
TCS 48: LabTest Certification - What You Need to Know About Product Testing & Certification ft Kavinder Dhillon
Have you ever wondered who tests critical care medical equipment to make sure it functions correctly, solar panels to ensure they are designed to last, or the safety of an electric motor that will be installed in hazardous locations? LabTest has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body (CB) to certify, electrical/electronic devices, hazardous location equipment, medical devices, gas appliances, and plumbing fixtures & fittings. LabTest Founder and President Kavinder Dhillon joins The Crownsmen Show to discuss the ins and outs of customers certifying their products and decisions he made while building up his company to a leader in product testing and certification. Watch Episode Here:
May 14, 2020
TCS 47. WipWare: Pioneering Fragmentation Analysis Technology for 25 Years with Tom Palangio
25 years ago Tom Palangio stepped away from his position at Dupont to further develop his fragmentation analysis technology. He had developed the technology in partnership with Waterloo University specifically for measuring rock blasts but quickly found multiple applications in the aggregate industry. Seeing potential competition Dupont and Tom reached an agreement that he would not operate in North America for 3 years. As a result he went to Panama as a blast consultant during the construction of the Panama Canal, then continued to expand his distribution network in Peru, Chile, South Africa, and Australia before returning to Canada. Although the global travel led to excellent exposure across the world for WipWare products and services; because of the agreement with Dupont they had little exposure in Canada. Tom had to build his local business presence after being gone for over 3 years and as an added challenge his rural 150 acre property with dial-up internet offered significant challenges in communicating with his distributors. True to his “solve the problem” form, Tom connected with Bell Canada and negotiated to have high speed internet brought in, even becoming their poster boy for entrepreneurial capabilities in rural Canada. Watch Episode Here:
May 7, 2020
TCS 46. Daequip - The Designing and Manufacturing of Equipment Attachments with Ed Lingel
In 2015 on a Friday afternoon, Ed Lingel got off the phone with the founder of Daequip and told his wife they had just bought an attachment manufacturing company. With her support (and his gratitude for that is very clear in the interview) he took the company from where the former owner ran it as a one man show with a handful of employees to a full service heavy equipment attachment company with designated teams, updated equipment, and a new machine shop. Most people will say business is all about relationships, but some people live it. During the interview it became clear Ed knows how to both work with people and how to get them onside. He sees that ability as something he naturally had going as far back as highschool hanging out with multiple groups from jocks to skaters but then it was further brought out and refined by extensive training and hands on experience working as a major account manager at Finning. From the the original owner, to his wife, to his first business partner at Daequip who passed away suddenly at only 57, to taking on a new partner, all while building up his company and establishing inroads with new customers, building relationships it isn't just talk for Ed, it truly is “everything”. Watch Episode Here:
April 30, 2020
TCS 45. TransWorld Manufacturing Co., Specialized Crane Transport in the Heavy Lift and Haul Industry
TransWorld Manufacturing Company is the company between the crane manufacturer and crane operators. They design, engineer, and manufacture for the heavy lift and haul industry; specializing in boom dollies, spreader bars, engineered lifting beams, spreader bars end cap, and outrigger mats. Crystal Dieleman began the company in 2015 and is the 3rd generation in her family to be in the heavy haul industry. Since entering the market TransWorld Manufacturing introduces the lightest boom dollie in the market and brought back her family’s original schnabel system to more efficiently and safely transport mobile cranes. In the heavy haul industry a key part of design is dealing with the department of transportation and the need to understand transportation regulations from state to state in the US and  across provinces in Canada. Crystal discusses understanding those regulations and the process of delivering the crane operator’s requirements while designing and manufacturing to crane manufacturer’s specifications. Watch Episode Here:
April 23, 2020
TCS Ep 43. MGH Railcar - Storage, Repair and the Railcar Industry with Robert Skarzynski
In this episode we discuss the changes in the railcar industry including the shift in who actually owns the rail cars and how storage facilities are ever increasing in demand, along with some very good tips for being a new company in a massive industry. Joining The Crownsmen Show is Vice President, Business Development Managers, and Partner of  MGH Railcar, Robert Skarzynski. MGH Railecar’s services include railcar storage, railcar service and repair, dismantling railcars, change identification decals. Robert highlights multiple projects including former show guest Ashcroft Terminal, he discusses career before MGH dealing with derailments, and he shares lessons he has learned along with his business partner Mark Herbert about managing cash as a small company selling to major players in the rail industry. Watch Episode Here:
April 16, 2020
TCS Ep 42: Avenue Machinery - Kubota, Agriculture, & Construction Equipment with Chris Britten
Avenue Machinery is perhaps best know as a Kubota tractor dealer but it didn’t take long for Jerrod Downey and Chris to “dig” into how long it takes to move the right people into a company and move out people who aren't, how the technology in new equipment can be frustrating for the older generation of farmers but how new technology lowers maintenance time, and the lessons Chris learned about leadership before becoming an owner of Avenue Machinery. Watch Episode Here:
April 9, 2020
Mining Now: Real-Time Mining Software Solutions IT Services ft. XGraphic Ingenieurgesellschaft with CEO, Dr. David Buttgereit
The XGraphic engineering company develops tailor-made software solutions for individual technical tasks in various economic sectors and industries including for mining and processing. In this interview Dr Buttgereit discusses how XGraphic provides optimized decision support based on real-time data including how to turn the underground mining cycle into operational intelligence and how they are closing the loop of resource management. Watch Episode Here:
April 7, 2020
TCS Ep 41. Nickel Bros. - Residential and Industrial Structural Moving, Heavy Lifting & Transportation with Cassidy v. Ros
Nickel Bros’ portfolio includes more than 10,000 over-dimensional land-based deliveries and installations, and more than 3,000 barge based deliveries including some of the most complex and extraordinary marine and land deliveries throughout North America since 1956. They are an asset based, heavy transport, heavy barge, heavy lift, and industrial jack and slide installation contractor, which includes developing engineered solutions for extreme and unusual loads. Watch Episode Here:
April 2, 2020
Mining Now: Innovative Evolution of Training for Mining ft CTEM with Jill Tsolinas
Jill Tsolinas - Executive Director of CTEM joins Jerrod Downey host of Mining Now to discuss employment in the mining industry. B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) connects industry, students, job seekers, training providers, and communities to meet their respective employment needs by: • playing a leading role in understanding industry skills requirements, • facilitating industry driven training, • building alliances, and supporting partners. This episode of Mining Now was shot live at MEMO 2019 and is brought in partnership with CIM and Crownsmen Partners. Watch Episode Here:
March 31, 2020
Mining Now: Mine Operations at Teck Resources ft Geological Engineer Jessica Steeves from Highland Valley Copper
Jessica started her career in geo technical consulting where she did dam construction supervision, underground mine design, and open pit drilling programs, etc. In 2016 she was hired by Teck Resources and joined their team at Teck’s Highland Valley Copper Mine and started primarily managing projects before going to Mine Operations as a Pit Supervisor. Jessica was one of the companies first female pit supervisor and has done equipment supervision and pit control and is now learning the autonomous system as a supervisor. In this interview we discuss her approach to growing in her career and collaborating with her team. Watch Episode Here:
March 24, 2020
Mining Now: Mine Maintenance Strategy Optimization ft Senior Maintenance Engineer, Brandon Nikolaisen with Taseko’s Gibraltar Mines
In this interview Brandon discusses Teseko Mine’s approach to balancing risk, cost and equipment availability. He outlines predictive maintenance to identify work, application of technology, root cause analysis, forecasting and data analysis to identify bad actors (machinery) and improve maintenance strategy and procedures. Watch Episode Here:
March 17, 2020
Mining Now: New Gold Inc. Harnessing Hidden Potential in Mining ft Energy Specialist Andrew Cooper
Andrew is passionate about minimizing waste and maximizing the use of resources available. He brought that passion to New Gold and joined us to discuss the steps they took to save energy and maximize efficiency at New Afton Mine in Kamloops BC. He explains that energy management is all about employees working together for long term, sustainable energy savings, not just because it saves the Company money, but because it is the right thing to do. Watch Episode Here:
March 10, 2020
TCP 40. Ritchie Brothers: Understanding The World's Largest Equipment Auctioneer with Kieran Holm
We walk through the history of Ritchie Brothers including expanding into a global company, reaching major financial milestones, and the strategy that made them the largest equipment auctioneering company in the world. We look at their acquisitions, including IronPlanet and how they have been able to integrate technology and company cultures. Kieran Holm is the President of Canada for Ritchie Bros. and he shares his personal experiences with Dave Ritchie and the lessons he has learned while moving up through the company. Watch Ep 40. Here:  
November 14, 2019
TCP 39. Lampson Cranes - Giant Heavy Lift Cranes & Amazing Construction Projects
Kate Lampson is part of the third generation of the family owned and operated crane powerhouse Lampson Cranes. In Episode 39 of The Crownsmen Podcast Kate takes us through operating a global company with the family dynamics, how these amazing cranes like the Lampson Transi-Lift LTL 3000 were developed, and the complex logistics of getting their giant cranes from one site to the next. Lampson Cranes has been onsite for iconic structures that include Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium) and CenturyLink Field but for the industrial lovers, projects such as Chevron – Richmond or Plant Vogtle – Waynesboro, GA will showcase their incredible capabilities. Deeper in the interview Kate even takes us through Lampson’s long standing relationship with Hitachi, her time working outside the family business and views on carrying on her grandfather's legacy. Lampson is a crane manufacturer, onsite crane contractor, and a crane sales and rental company, this episode explores the industry of heavy lifting in major industrial sectors from a company who has been doing it for over 70 years. Watch Episode Here:
October 17, 2019
TCP 38: Innovative Magnetic Technology (IMT) - Industrial Magnets, Magnetic Systems & Applications
Whether magnets are being used to protect equipment from an unwanted bucket tooth going into a processing system or they are part of a magnetic separation system on a mining operation they play an important role in almost all industrial operations. IMT Founder and President Dave R. Miles sat down with The Crownsmen Podcast to discuss in detail designing and manufacturing industrial magnetic equipment. We also look at the various types of magnetic equipment including Suspended Plate Magnets, Cross Belt Separators, Magnetic Head Pulleys, Magnetic Plate Separators, Magnetic Conveyors, Drum Separators, Lifting Magnets and Magnetic Sweepers. Dave also takes us through how the industry has changed, his professional career, and challenges facing industrial sectors such as manufacturing, mining, energy, and forestry. Watch Ep 38. Here:
October 8, 2019
TCP 37. The History and Future of Hemp with Ola Lessard of US Hemp Roundtable & Barleans
The history of hemp goes back thousands of years. There was a time in the United States that some farmers were required to grow hemp because it was a much needed resource to make many products. Fast forward to the 1900s and hemp was banned alongside Schedule 1 drugs. Then the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 proposed a law to remove hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances which would make it an ordinary agricultural commodity. Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018. Now, although individual states are still able to ban hemp, they cannot ban cross-state transport…thus the story of hemp continues. Ola Lessard from the US Hemp Roundtable and Barleans joins The Crownsmen Podcast to discuss both the history and future of hemp. She discusses the role of the US Hemp Roundtable which serves as a lobbyist organization on behalf of the hemp industry, and she outlines the role of its’ sister organization the US Hemp Authority which serves as a certification body to preserve integrity and quality within the industry. Ola is also VP, Marketing & Communications of Barleans who has expanded their business into the CBD Hemp Oil space. This episode also explores the United State’s complex relationship with Hemp as Ola talks about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell becoming an unlikely ally in removing hemp from the Schedule I controlled substances list. We look at how education has begun to shift people's attitudes towards hemp and allowed it to separate from cannabis in public perception. Most importantly how states that are commonly conservative such as Kentucky have realized the opportunity for struggling farmers who can now grow a crop because hemp allows multiple harvests in a year, has a stronger resistance to pesticides, and is a comparatively easier product to grow. Watch Episode Here:
October 1, 2019
Ep 36. First Nations LNG Alliance, the LNG Industry and Leadership
Leaders lead by example. So simple yet so often is a neglected value. Burns Lake Band Chief Dan George is one of those leaders who not only holds that value but seems to put it at the forefront. Chief George is also the chairman of the First Nation LNG Alliance and for the last 6 years has not only lead his band in negotiations with governments and companies over LNG pipelines but has used FNLNGA as a way to educate and support the indigenous communities as the LNG industry expands across their territories. This episode of The Crownsmen Podcast explores everything from the LNG industry and LNG pipelines, to First Nations relationship with the LNG industry. We also explore education and developing infrastructure in First Nations communities as well as Chief George’s own professional career. Watch Ep 36. Here:
September 24, 2019
Ep 35: GEKKO Mining, Energy Efficiency, & Innovation with Greg Rasmussen
Energy efficiency and innovation is a crucial part of producing profitable mining operations. Greg Rasmussen joins The Crownsmen Podcast to give us a window into how companies like Gekko are able to continually provide innovative equipment to the mining industry around the world. He also walks us through how equipment suppliers work as both partners and competitors with the industry. We also examine modular processing plants, how GEKKO partners with universities to spur new ideas, and how mining technology has changed over the last 20 years. Watch Episode Here:
September 17, 2019
Ep 34. The Future of LNG and the Energy Industry | Guest, Bryan Cox with BCLNGA
CEO of BC LNG Alliance, Bryan Cox joins The Crownsmen Podcast to discuss the global demand of Liquefied Natural Gas and British Columbia’s expansion into new markets with LNG. Bryan also discusses how BCLNGA provides value to its members and stakeholders including the public. This podcast digs deep into the LNG industry, investments in processing terminals and pipelines made by companies like LNG Canada, and relationships between the energy industry and First Nations People. Watch Episode 34. Here:
August 27, 2019
Ep 33. Cementation - Underground Mining, Mine Contracting, & Engineering with Roy Slack
Cementation is an underground mine contracting and engineering company that has worked on major mining projects around the world. Roy Slack, Founder, former President, and now Directors of Cementation Americas joins The Crownsmen Podcast to talk major project, safety, and how the mining industry has changed. Roy also serves as the current president of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and laid out their future approach for supporting bother their members and the mining industry.  Roy explains that from the moment the Cementation started profits were not the primary focus. He wanted to remove the typical adversarial relationship between mine operators and mine contractors, he wanted safety to be at the forefront, and he wanted design-build to integrate input from all stakeholders. This in-depth interview unpacks one of the most challenging parts of the mining industry… building the mine! Watch Episode Here:
August 21, 2019
Ep 32. Inland Ports, Train Tracks & Transportation
In the small village of Ashcroft with a population of about 1600 sits British Columbia's largest inland terminal that is responsible for importing and exporting goods and natural resources to and from the BC interior to the United States and around the world. This massive 320 acre terminal has both CP and CN railway lines passing through and access to  major highways into the province. Kleo Landucci joins us to talk about the history, current news, and the future of Ashcroft Terminal. She also gives her outlook on developing long term partnerships and maintaining them and how that strategy lead to the acquisition made by PSA International. Watch Ep 32. Here:
August 6, 2019
Ep 31. Designing and Engineering Custom Fabric Buildings with Legacy Building Solutions
Millions of square feet around the world is covered by fabric buildings. What we wanted to know is how much has the technology has evolved? Fabric buildings were at one time typically used for equipment or product storage but are now being constructed for sport facilities and even housing. The reason is in no small part thanks to innovations within the industry that have made fabric more durable and airtight, designs being more customized and the steel frames stronger while minimizing steel waste. Watch Ep 31. Here: Visit The Crownsmen Podcast Website:
July 30, 2019
EP 30. Harvesting & Processing Hemp on an Industrial Scale
According to a US Hemp Corp, in 2017 23,343 acres of hemp were cultivated that year across the United States. In 2018, that sum swelled to 77,000 acres. There are few (if any) agriculture sectors that are growing at a comparable rate and farmers have a new opportunity to grow a renewable crop with high returns. As the industry grows the stigma of hemp also is beginning to disappear and uses for hemp products continue to be explored. With rapid growth there is a demand for industrial scale harvesting and production equipment. Corbett Hefner - Vice President R&D for Formation Ag joined us to explore the industry, the machinery they have developed, and the product itself.
July 22, 2019
Ep 29. Skilled Worker & Trades Shortage and Job Security with Tradesmen International
Tradesmen International serves industries that include construction, manufacturing, power, heavy industry, mining, and skilled workers in both the United States and Canadian markets. Since 1992 when Joseph O. Wesley, an electrical contractor from Northeast Ohio, recognized first-hand the vast need for a new construction staffing paradigm to deliver superior construction labour to the contractor’s workforce they have expanded to 200 offices in the United States and now have an office in Canada which David hopes will increase to eight or nine. Labour is always a major cost on any project and efficiency to maximize profits is always the goal. The type of service Tradesmen International provides leads to the question…do we truly have a labour shortage for skilled workers and trades or do we have an efficiency shortage that leads to employment volatility? 
July 15, 2019
Ep 28. R&D Incentives & Innovation Superclusters for Canadian Businesses with KPMG
Not many people would dispute innovation needs investment and that R&D is as necessary, as it can be challenging, for companies trying to compete on a global scale. Governments have long developed programs to help incentivize companies to invest in updating and advancing their technology. However, even for large companies understanding where they fit into incentive categories, what type they are eligible for, and even when to apply is complex. Jacqueline Gustafson with KPMG helps us explore different options by explaining the categories of R&D incentive programs and highlighting various bodies that make the final decisions of who gets funded. Here is some basic incentive information and government targets that every business should know. Watch Podcast Here:
June 14, 2019
Ep 27. Wainbee: Motion & Control, Industrial Filtration and Automation
From Formula One Championship, Site C to LNG Canada and all the way over to aerospace, not many companies cover as much ground as Wainbee. We sat down with their Regional Sales manager John Lamb to understand their company, their customers and their offerings.  Wainbee Limited provides engineered systems, products and services for motion & control, industrial filtration and automation solutions. They partner with manufacturers and sell directly to customers, as well as, provide engineered solutions depending on the clients needs. The supply side is for customers who know what they need to have an internal team install or update their equipment. Their specialized offerings are clients who either have pre engineered systems and need Wainbee to build the system or have an end result they require and Wainbee builds a custom solution to achieve the customers goal.
June 7, 2019
Ep 26. Junior Mining Companies - Exploration to Production
J. Paul Stevenson is the CEO of Sego Resources Inc. and has lived and breathed exploration and mining since he was 15 years old when his uncle helped get him his first job. Sitting down with Paul was an opportunity to understand the exploration process step by step. The process of getting a mining claim from the exploration stage to a full production mine often takes years and hinges on so many factors including the economy, current markets, government, and local communities. Here are some common events and steps that are involved for making a junior mining company successful.
May 24, 2019
Ep 25. Robotics in Agriculture and Horticulture - AI & IoT Technology
Welcome to the world of robotics in the industrial sectors! Today on the show Afshin Doust the CEO of AIS (Advanced Intelligent Systems) joins The Crownsmen Podcast to give incredible insight into how they have developed both an IoT platform and used AI technology to fulfill labour shortages and optimize efficiency challenges in agriculture and more specifically in horticulture. In the interview Afshin explains how the IoT platform helps AIS robots learn from each other and make decisions about the behavior required through its artificial intelligence capabilities. He lays out how the company has evolved its products and their business model. AIS now has two products ready for market including robots fully  equipped for moving and spacing plants. They have another ten in the works including pruning and shelf moving robots. This is all built off a subscription based business model so customers up front cost is minimal and they essentially only pay based on usage.  With rising labour costs in both North America and Europe and a decrease in willingness to do repetitive and labour intensive jobs, robotics companies provide a strategy for industry to offer higher skill level jobs without the physical demand. But what is the risk of robots replacing humans? Afshin points out that at one time you hit zero and a live operator came on the line. Now with all the automation telecommunications employees more people than ever before.  Partnerships have been key for AIS. Their manufacturer, Valid Manufacturing, and distributor, Agrinomix, are both also investors. Afshin outline how those partnerships developed and what each brings to the table. He offers his own outlook on how to maintain partners and resolves resolve conflicts. In many ways this episode is as much about leadership and successful collaboration as it is about technology and innovation. Watch Ep 25.
May 17, 2019
Ep 24. Special 1 Year Celebration! The Crownsmen Podcast
In 2018 at one of the largest mining shows in North America CIM Vancouver, Crownsmen Partners launched The Crownsmen Show & Podcast designed to explore the technology, environmental challenges, public relations, and even the politics of heavy industry. In 1 year we have done just that. For this special episode we have our first official interview of The Crownsmen Podcast that features former Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum President Michael Winship. Then we show highlights of some of our favorite episodes over the last year.  Since we started our show has unpacked new mining technology with engineers and CEOs whose companies are leading the way for mining to become more efficient, safer, and better for our environment. We drove through the world of transportation to explore incredible systems to manage everything from monitoring technology for braking systems in heavy trucks to booking commercial shipping online . We drilled down into IoT and sensor technology used on modern day drills. We have looked at business models, growth strategies, finances, and the future of automation.  It is our hope that you, our audience, have learned as much as we have and that we have opened your eyes to the world of heavy industry in a whole new way. We provide the platform, our guests provide the expertise, sponsors provide funding, and our audience gives us every reason in the world to make our show better every week… together we are “The Voice of Industry. Watch Ep 24. Here: THANK-YOU FROM ALL OF US AT CROWNSMEN PARTNERS! Jerrod Downey - President 
May 10, 2019
Ep 23. Kinder Morgan Pipeline Negotiations with Indigenous Peoples
In 1951 Kinder Morgan began laying a pipeline across the Simpcw First Nation’s land. How was the deal negotiated? By a government official that spoke on behalf of the Simpcw people and Chief and Council was only symbolic. This was during a time when residential schools were considered the norm, and the Indian act controlled almost every aspect of Indigenous People’s lives. This history is where we started our interview with Keith Matthew who is a former Chief and Council of the Simpcw First Nation, a successful businessman, and member and founder of multiple organizations that are working to build economic opportunity for Indigenous People across BC. Fast forward from 1951 to today and Keith’s community is now a power house of industry, negotiating with Kinder Morgan to secure maintenance and safety contracts for hundreds of kilometers of pipeline, partnering on a 7 million heli ski lodge investment, building up their forestry sector, and working with Canadian hydro developers. Keith has played many key roles along the way and offers deep insight into how deals get done and why so often disputes end up in court. Watch episode here:
May 3, 2019
Ep 22. Environmental Impact of Industrial Sectors with Peter Krahn
Where do we go from here? This question is being asked across almost every spectrum of society. It is not easy to answer but a good place to start is by hearing what true experts in their perspective fields have to say. A major topic within major industrial sectors like mining, energy, and forestry is these industries responsibility to the environment. For those who work in heavy industry the question is also how can we responsibly manage the environment  while keeping major industrial sectors competitive on a global scale? Peter Krahn who is currently running a Nomination Candidate - North Vancouver for the Conservative Party of Canada has served as a Sr. Enforcement Engineer and National Operational Adviser for Environment Canada for over 35 years and to say he is an expert on industrial environment responsibly and enforcement would be an understatement considering her literally helped write the book on environmental forensics to support Canadian and global enforcement of environmental laws.  Peter talks about early memories of being a kid  fishing and pulling garbage out of the river, in one case finding a twenty dollar bill. Coming from an immigrant family without much extra cash that was not a small amount of money for a young boy to find. In some ways it seems to still represent his view of what it means to be a conservative. To conserve, not just for the bottom line but for our environment. Over 35 years Peter has worked with saw mills to reduce their environmental impact, he has made recommendations to the fracking industry to ease environmental damages, he has been part of the team responsible for dealing with oil and chemical spills into waterways, and he has dealt with mines to raise their environmental standards… all while wanting industry to move forward. Internationally he was a project leader to develop an international environmental forensic investigation manual specifically targeted for developing economies on behalf of INTERPOL. Peter has also worked as an independent environmental consultant through Genesis Environmental Sciences. This all comes with a BSc in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Lakehead University and Undergraduate from University of British Columbia in Biology and Chemistry. This impressive resume makes Peter the perfect expert to really dig in and help us understand how industry and environmental concerns can collaborate and even thrive. Watch Episode Here:
April 26, 2019
Ep 21. Commercial Real Estate - Heavy Industry, Small Business & Investors
Watch Full Episodes:  In December of 2018 Global News released an article stating that  total national Caandian wealth hit $11.415 trillion in the third quarter, and at $8.752 trillion, real estate made up a 76-per-cent share of that figure. This staggering statistic made it clear to us that we need to have episodes that are focused on real estate, and being that we are a heavy industry show, we need to zero in on commercial real estate. Cory Wright, Founder and CEO of William Wright (a boutique style commercial real estate company) laid out in a clear way the reality of how commercial real estate works, the challenges, and the misconceptions people have.  Commercial Real Estate Topics Industrial & Commercial Real Estate Phase 1 & 2 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Small Businesses Buying Commercial Real Estate - Operations Vs Investment Property William Wright - Developing a Commercial Real Estate Company Rental Rates, Rental Inventory Shortage, & Real Estate Investment Incentive Cory Wright has spent years in the real estate business, working for other firms and now for 6 years running his own. Like many experts he can unpackage complex issues and make them easy to understand and help us realize that what we thought were simple can be complex and may have a hidden downside. Perhaps at times real estate becomes such a normal part of our lives that we only rely on news headlines and quick google searches to inform us. But if you run a business, rent a home, or want to invest in property this episode will give you in depth information to help you take advantage of the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls. 
April 12, 2019
Ep 20. Indigenous Peoples Pipelines, Mining, and Forestry with Frank Antoine
Watch the Show!  Our goal in this episode was to have an honest conversation about both the past and future of heavy industry’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. Our guest Frank Antoine breaks down  how mines affect local communities, individual support and opposition to pipelines, and negotiations for harvesting timber on traditional land. In this unique show Frank gives new insight into leadership, Indigenous heritage, and how we build culture as a country.  
April 5, 2019
Ep 19. Drilling & Blasting in Mines Using IoT & AI
Watch The Show! How well do mines “know the rock” they are drilling and blasting? The Internet of Things is changing the mining landscape and automation continuously to integrate into systems across all sectors. We sat down with a company who has integrated autonomous solutions, IOT (Internet Of Things), cloud data technology, and digital high resolution imaging into a system that accurately provides rock characterization in iron ore and next bench down predictions for base coal. In other words the technology informs the mine operator in real time how to maximize their drilling and blasting. CEO of Data Cloud,Thor Kallestad joined The Crownsmen Podcast to talk about how they pivoted into mining from oil and gas and how their company has delivered a new technology into the complex world of mining. 
March 23, 2019
Ep 18. Telematics & Vehicle Automation Technology with Streamline
Fleet management systems continue to evolve and as electronic logbooks and vehicle tracking become mandatory, small to large fleets will be required to implement telematics into their fleets.  Telematics encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, for instance, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering (sensors, instrumentation, wireless communications, etc.), and computer science (multimedia, Internet, etc.). When delivered correctly the technology makes a driver's life easier, their vehicles safer, and helps transportation companies operate more efficiently and become more profitable. Dan De Palma - VP of Sales & Marketing at Streamline sat with us to unpackage the scope of what telematics covers in modern day transportation. 
March 15, 2019
Ep 17. Booking Freight Online & Lowering Transportation Emissions
Founder and CEO Eric Beckwitt joins the show to not only talk about his company but the bigger picture of how electrification in the freight industry will lower emissions. If you ever worked in logistics you know the process of organizing commercial shipping is finding the best rates (based on your required shipping schedule) and after multiple inquiries choosing the best carrier… time consuming and expensive. If you are environmentally conscience you know transportation and specifically freight makes up a large percentage of global emissions. The issue becomes a network of carriers with high emissions trying to compete against each other but ending up with about 30% of their loads empty. In many ways it was only a matter of time before someone tackled both issues and through an online platform Freightera has in a big way! Watch this episode here:
March 8, 2019
Ep 16. The Future of Copper and Green Energy
What is the future of copper? How closely linked is the future of oil and copper? car sharing the inevitable future that has already arrived? This episode we tackle big questions with our guest Gianni Kovacevic, a public speaker, the CEO of CopperBank and author of “My Electrician Drives A Porsche?”. 
March 2, 2019
Ep 15. Commercial Financing 101 - Banks & Raising Capital
In episode 15 we are joined by Brad Kiendl who is the founder of Ashdown Capital. They specialize in assisting business owners and developers that seek financing for their business and projects. Watch this episode here:
February 22, 2019
Ep 14. How Cooperative Businesses Operate
If you want to know how something works, talk to someone who has experience. If you want to know where something is going, talk to to someone who is passionate and high energy. Greg Hallett is all the above, with 40 years working in Co-op business model and serving multiple positions spanning from Gas Bar Manager with Calgary Co-op to now Project and Facilities Manager with Otter Co-op. During the interview Greg unpacks and simplifies Otter Co-op’s bulk petroleum division, how members benefit, how purchasing decisions are made, and how executives manage one of the most economically resilient business structure developed in modern history. Watch this episode here: 
February 15, 2019
Ep 13. Engineering Industrial Pumping Systems
Complex systems are designed to manage fluid handling operations during the oil and gas extraction process including Oilfield Water Management and Drilling Waste Management. Power Zone Equipment President and Founder Don Toews has a long history of supplying equipment to the energy sector and shared how he built up a company that provides industrial pump engineering for fluid handling solutions for oil and gas, mining, and even agriculture. Watch this Episode Here:
February 9, 2019
Ep 12. Sensor Technology for Bulk & Particle Sorting in Ore Processing Plants
Our interview with Brent Hilscher covered everything from how mines used sensor technology to make floundering mine profitable to why Russia leads the way with this technology. We outline industry terminology allowing listeners to have a practical understanding of the various types of sensors available. We talk the challenges, the future, and of course some of the companies leading the way in both bulk and particle sensor based processing. View Episode Here:
February 1, 2019
Ep 10. Getting Mines off The Ground
In this episode we examine some of the most challenging questions mines are asking today. How can mines compete against tech companies to raise capital? How do you navigate the social and environmental red tape to get a mine to production? How does mining gain public and investors trust? Our guest Mauro Chiesa is a long time advisor with 36 years of financing and advisory services in the fields of extractive and infrastructure projects. True to his style, he gave us both in-depth and straightforward information about how modern day operators need to approach the complex and challenging world of starting new mines. Watch Ep. 10 Here:
November 1, 2018
Ep. 9 Supplying Mines in Canada
Our most packed show to date featuring some of the top Canadian Suppliers in Canada and North America along with a leading transformer manufacturer based out of Germany. We explore large-scale mining projects in Canada, unique challenges suppliers are facing, and new technology being used to increase efficiency and profits. Watch The Crownsmen Podcast
October 1, 2018
Ep 8: Understanding Sensor Based Ore Processing
Sensor based ore sorting technologies are increasingly being adopted by mines across Canada but how accurate are they? Using sorting technologies which ensure higher accuracy in mining operations results in higher productivity. Jerrod Downey and Gaudy Molina talk to industry experts at CIM Vancouver to understand how sensor based ore sorting technologies are helping mine operators to reduce wastage and ensure high accuracy in their operations. Watch More Podcasts on our YouTube Channel
June 14, 2018
Ep 6. Autonomous, VR. & Remote Mining Technology
Experts in the mining industry are increasingly promoting the fact that automation leads to increased productivity and profitability in mines. Crownsmen Partners President Jerrod Downey and Director of Management & Training Gaudy Molina interview industry experts at the CIM Vancouver 2018 to find out their opinions. Watch More Podcasts on our YouTube Channel
May 31, 2018
Ep. 7 New vs. Used Mining Equipment
In the midst of the ongoing debate between new and used mining and processing equipment, Crownsmen Partners President Jerrod Downey and Director of Management & Training Gaudy Molina interview industry experts at the CIM Vancouver 2018 to find out their opinions. Watch More Podcasts on our YouTube Channel
May 18, 2018