Learn About Us


We are a specialist Management System consulting company located in Houston, Texas; and Calgary, Alberta. Our team is made up of experts in Pipeline Safety Management Systems, Operational Management Systems,  operational assurance, risk management, continuous improvement and incident prevention
. We operate in a highly collaborative way, working side by side with our clients to ensure they achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective way.

MEET OUR TEAM
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What Makes SPAN Unique?

 

We are the management system experts. We have the implementation solutions, expertise and experience specific to getting the most out of your management system and related programs. We believe it so much, we've even developed our management system implementation software tool, Octane, that adds significant value and efficiency. 

Our Vision: To be the #1 management system implementation provider in North America

Our Mission: To build long term partnerships with our clients and provide them with exceptional solutions and client care   

Why Work With SPAN?

We work collaboratively with you - period. We pride ourselves on being your partner and working side by side with you to meet your goals in a completely open, integrated and transparent way.

Management systems are not easy, so we take extra care to ensure you understand your options and build the best solutions. Your success is our success.

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Scott Wilson

Principal

Scott Wilson

Principal

Twenty years of experience in the program/project management and management consulting fields, specializing in designing & executing large scale programs with challenging change management and culture aspects.

 

Scott has led multiple large scale OMS implementations and has structured high performance service teams to sustain management systems.

 

Sectors include Midstream and Upstream Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecom, Information Technology and Utilities.

Alex Eddington

Principal

Alex Eddington

Principal

Alex has spent his career of over twenty years designing, implementing and auditing management systems in pipelines, midstream and upstream oil and gas, along with utilities and municipal operations.

 

Alex has led the design and implementation of multiple Pipeline Safety Management System and Operations Management System implementations and supporting processes such as risk management, regulatory management, Health & Safety, Asset Integrity, Process Safety and Safety Culture to name a few. Alex is also a certified management system auditor and typically supports most SPAN projects as a technical expert and advisor.  

James Ullyott

Managing Director

James Ullyott

Managing Director

Ten years experience in consulting, focused on process development and management system design and implementation for large organizations in the pipeline, midstream and upstream oil and gas industries.

 

James approaches business problems from a technical perspective, and has a passion for ensuring the solution is practical, fits the business environment, and produces defined business value.

 

He has worked on large OMS, program and process implementations, including providing technical input to design and managing the needs of multiple stakeholders. In changing business environments, he has adapted to ensure objectives are met.

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead

An Environmental, Regulatory and Assurance Systems specialist with 30 years experience developing and managing audit and assurance programs, management systems, environmental impact assessments and applications, and leading environmental teams, programs and projects.

 

His work has included oil and gas, pipelines, water and wastewater plants, rail, power plants, wind energy, and chemical industries in Canada, the US, Europe and South America.

MacKenzie Meens

Operations Manager

MacKenzie Meens

Operations Manager

With an infused background which combines business and sustainability, MacKenzie develops strategies to drive success and long-term value for clients.

 

MacKenzie has hands-on experience carrying projects from conceptualization to implementation in order to deliver goal-oriented results, specifically within the Energy industry.

 

MacKenzie is especially skilled in the areas of project management, change management (PROSCI certified), assurance support, data analysis, continuous improvement, and client relationship management. 

Tom Lofthouse

Assurance Specialist

Tom Lofthouse

Assurance Specialist

Tom is an Operational risk and assurance specialist with 20 years of experience developing and managing EH&S assurance programs, management systems and compliance projects.

 

Industry experience includes pipeline, midstream and upstream oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, power generation and major construction projects across the United States and Canada.

Heather Donaldson

Consultant

Heather Donaldson

Consultant

Heather has been active in the environmental sector for the past 10 years with experience in environmental assessments, project management and technical communications.

 

Industry experience includes commercial, industrial, pipeline, midstream and upstream oil & gas projects throughout Western Canada.

Phil Webber

Senior Associate

Phil Webber

Senior Associate

A Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant by profession, Phil is a management system and assurance expert with over 30 years of experience.

 

A holistic thinker, he integrates strategic, governance, risk, financial and business management considerations to improve Safety, Health and Environment, operations and CSR / Sustainability performance.

 

As a certified management systems lead auditor, Phil also specializes in assurance framework and audit program development, and loves to deliver related training.

 

Phil’s has focused on the oil and gas, electric utility, mining, crown corporation and municipal sectors

Nolan Sontag

Octane Product Manager

Nolan Sontag

Octane Product Manager

Nolan is the Product Manager for our Octane software and is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of our software toolkit.

 

Nolan has been the product manager, solution architect and business analysis for numerous enterprise applications to support enhanced performance and efficiency in business environments. 

 

Nolan works closely with our implementation consultants and clients to ensure Octane is successful in achieving the desired results.