Jay Sinclair, P.Eng
Jay Sinclair is a graduate of Michigan Technological University. As an entrepreneur he enjoys partnerships, joint ventures, turnkey and fast track projects. The most significant was the 350 million dollar greenfield expansion of the Dryden Mill for Avenor. The project was a fast track joint venture and included a wood room, stud mill, continuous digester, and two full Kraft pulp and fine paper machine lines. Associated bleach plant, folio sheeter and packaging systems were also included. Jay started his engineering and construction business in 1970 and now has over 50 years’ experience in the industry.
Denis Magne, a Partner in the firm, is a millwright by trade with an excellent mechanical background and has developed skills which enable him to quickly attack a project from a manpower, estimating and scheduling basis. Denis’ history as a project manager and 40 years of construction experience is a major asset to the group.
Andrew Sinclair, CPA
Andrew Sinclair is EKT’s General Manager. He has an HBComm, and is a graduate of Lakehead University. While articling with BDO Dunwoody, he earned the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant. Andrew is familiar with all the tentacles of EKT overseeing purchasing, accounting and estimating. He enjoys the field as well as the office. He also provides our customers with next-day costs during shutdowns. Andrew has been with EKT for over 16 years.
Walter Schincariol, a Partner in EKT, he worked as EKT’s project manager on several projects the latest being one year on the Rubicon Phoenix project in Red Lake installing all the above ground equipment. He is an exceptional millwright and a master at making routine projects out of the most difficult situations. He has also handled and scheduled major paper machine rebuilds and is comfortable with critical path scheduling. Walter adds 40 years of rigging and mechanical experience to the group.
Jay Childs is a C.E.T. and a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. He has been with the group for over 25 years and provides the estimating, contract & specification review functions as well as coordinating purchasing and subtrades within the field.
A Partner in EKT, Corey has a background in Computer Programming from Confederation College, a millwright by trade and is the EKT’s safety manager. He was an on site superintendent responsible for the above ground equipment installation for a year on the Rubicon Phoenix Gold mine project. Corey has been with EKT for 14 years.
Jason Carr is a Partner in EKT, a Red Seal Steamfitter by trade and holds certifications in both Plumbing and Gas fitting. He spent a year as an on site construction superintendent on the Rubicon Phoenix Gold mine project in Red Lake. Jason is responsible for EKT’s piping division including fabrication in EKT’s spooling shop and field installation. Over 3 million feet of pipe has passed through the shop in the past several years. He has been keeping clients happy not only with efficient quality work, but with Quality Control, maintenance of records and paperwork, especially where TSSA standards need to be met. Jason has been with EKT for 13 years
Anne Spicer has been with the group for over 40 years. In addition to being the office computer whiz, she handles all accounting functions for EKT.
Irene Casey will be the first voice you hear when you call EKT. She is most valuable for her work controlling payroll and job costing operations. Irene is at home in the office or the field.
Cheryl is the first person you see entering EKT’s office. She is responsible for the invoicing and control of details on EKT’s purchase order system, and was the on site relief for EKT’s project document controller on the Rubicon project. Cheryl has been with the company 4 years.