Speakers

Stay tuned for updates on our 2019 speaker lineup!

Call for presentations now open!

Rock to Road is now accepting presentation proposals for the inaugural Quarry Tech forum. Presentation proposals are currently being accepted for the following topics: telematics, UAVs for aggregate operations, automated vehicles, crushers, conveyors, water conservation, scale solutions, and dust and noise control.

Presentation proposals must be submitted by no later than October 20, 2017.

Speakers selected to present at Quarry Tech will be notified by November 1, 2017.

Any questions regarding presentation proposals can be sent to Rock to Road editor Andrew Snook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cherie Whelan

Cherie Whelan

Cherie Whelan, Director, SAFE Companies, BC Forest Safety Council. Cherie Whelan is the Director, SAFE Companies of BC Forest Safety Council with more than 25 years of health and safety…
Fahimeh Yazdan Panah

Fahimeh Yazdan Panah

Fahimeh Yazdanpanah, Research and Technical Development Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada. Fahimeh joined WPAC in April 2019. Prior to joining WPAC, Fahimeh Yazdan Panah was a Research Associate in…
Gerard Messier

Gerard Messier

Gerard Messier, Director of Programs and Training, BC Forest Safety Council. Gerard has worked as a logging supervisor, planner and silviculture forester in BC and Alberta since 1998. His interest…
Gordon Harkness

Gordon Harkness

Gordon Harkness, RAU Manager, WorkSafeBC. Gordon is an established occupational health and safety professional with 24 years of OH&S experience both in the U.K. and in Canada. Gordon has been…
Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray, Executive Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada. Since 2009, Gordon Murray has been the executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada where he works as an…
Jenny Coleman

Jenny Coleman

Jenny Colman, Human Factor Specialist, WorkSafeBC. Jenny Colman is currently working as a human factor specialist for WorkSafeBC’s Risk Analysis Unit. She received her undergraduate degree from Loughborough University in…
Jim Baily

Jim Baily

Jim Baily is an Acting Senior Manager within the Policy, Regulation and Research Division (“PRRD”) at WorkSafeBC. He is responsible for policy and regulation development in the area of occupational…
Kent Desmond

Kent Desmond

Kent Desmond, Western Regional Manager, Fike Canada, Inc. Kent Desmond is the Western Regional Manager with Fike Canada, Inc. where, for over 25 years, he has been involved with dust…
Kevin Ericsson

Kevin Ericsson

Kevin Ericsson, Power Chief Engineer, Norbord. Kevin Ericsson has over 34 years of experience in the forest industry including Logging, Biomass Co-generation, Plywood, Oriented Strand board and has worked as…
Scott Bax

Scott Bax

Scott Bax, Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Renewable Energy & Chair of WPAC Safety Committee Scott Bax is Senior Vice President of Operations for Pinnacle Renewable Energy where he is responsible…
Spencer Bach (Keynote Speaker)

Spencer Bach (Keynote Speaker)

Spencer Beach (Keynote Speaker), Professional Speaker, Spencer Speaks Inc. Spencer Beach was a 3rd generation flooring installer and among the best in his field when he endured a horrific flash…
Steven Mueller

Steven Mueller

Steven Mueller, CRSP, Director Health and Safety, Pinnacle Renewable Energy. Steven Mueller joined Pinnacle Renewable Energy as Director Health and Safety in 2015 where his role includes leading, coaching, mentoring…

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