Todd Sirola, CEO
Todd Sirola has 30+ years of experience in corrosion control product and grounding equipment manufacturing and works with major power utility companies around the world. Todd is a serious promoter of the correlation between corrosion control and grounding by representation at dozens of international conferences and seminars, having made hundreds of technical program presentations. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from York University. He strives each day, to continue to create new products to solve the issues, the power utilities have, while helping to improve network reliability.
Mike Arnew, COO
Mike brings with him 30+ years of management, strategic development, and plan execution experience. As Chief Operating Officer, Mike works closely with SAE’s executive team and staff to ensure the company adapts to growing market demands. Before joining SAE., Mike worked with DuPont, Toshiba Machinery and had an extensive career with Magna International. Mike also launched his own business and performed consulting and lean implementations with RLG. International, Conoco Phillips and Shell. Most recently, Mike worked in Private Equity, focused on southern U.S. acquisitions. Mike also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, M.B.A. from York University and a P.Eng designation.
Tracy Horne, Inside Sales Coordinator
Tracy Horne works closely with the sales team to provide optimal administrative support to members of the sales team. She is responsible for managing and updating client orders in Salesforce CRM as well as coordinating sales-related tasks. Tracy has 10+ years of sales and customer service experience. She has worked in various sectors which included waste disposal, consumer goods and recruitment. Tracy also features a formal education in General Arts and Sciences.
Rylan Boyd, Engineering Manager
Rylan Boyd is the Engineering Manager at SAE and is an engineering graduate from the University of British Columbia. Rylan has experience designing and implementing sophisticated grounding systems across Canada and the US, specifically for the telecommunications and power utility industries. Rylan also has experience in the design of cathodic protection systems for oil and gas pipeline protection. Corrosion mitigation is a focus of Rylan’s work and effective, long lasting and environmentally friendly solutions are a key aspect of his designs. Rylan is currently involved in projects involving industry-first solutions, changing the way telecommunications and power utilities protect their networks and assets.
Kris Cox, Utility Technical Specialist
Kris Cox has 30+ years of experience in generation, estimating, and construction — within the power utility sector. Kris successfully orchestrates, engineers, and develops a variety of innovative material products that are used to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. Over the years, he has lent his expertise to a variety of employers including Hydro One, Ontario Hydro, ABB Canada and most recently SAE Inc. A Peterborough native, Kris graduated from Fleming College with an associate’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering.
Chris Allison, Engineering Technologist
Chris is responsible for assisting in all grounding projects, both in-office and in the field, utilizing appropriate software to design grounding systems, and preparing all quotes for engineering services. He is also responsible for assisting in all Cathodic Protection related designs and installations. Chris has a formal education in Urban Planning Development and Electrical Engineering Technology.